Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: In the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas
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Thanks, Fern! That brown yarn is my favorite I've worked with so far -- it's Full Belly Farm's organic wool, and it's soft, durable, and a lovely chocolaty-heathery brown. I haven't been super pleased with the ribby wrap -- it knits up quick and easy, but the button finishing is a pain, and without the baby here for me to try it on, I keep thinking I'm going to have to re-place the buttons anyway. But I am in love with the curly purly free soaker pattern (the blue/navy soaker). It looks like it will fit great, and also is an easy pattern. Of course what I like and what will cover baby's bum the best may be two totally different patterns! An the Anouk is one of my favorite patterns on knitty! If I had your confidence that I'd be having a girl, I'd be working on one, too!!
Frigga, I love the idea of knitting while in labor. I'm not a fast knitter by any means -- I really have to concentrate on every step besides straight up stockinette stitch -- so I can imagine it would be a good thing to do in the early stages to take my mind off the waiting.
How much fun is it to have a winter baby? I know there are great summer patterns out there, but I'm excited that our wee ones will get to wear so much that we've made ourselves!!