That’s right … we’re about half-way there. I’m almost at 17 weeks in my pregnancy! The nausea has subsided (thank goodness!), now replaced by exhaustion, aching muscles, cravings, and the start of a baby bump!
I’m starting to rub my belly involuntarily now; something that I don’t notice but other people do. And it is all that I can do to watch my mouth and make sure I’m on my best behavior. Some days are terrible; I understand more and more why women were once ‘sequestered’ while pregnant.
But, despite moodiness and the desire to eat an entire cherry pie, one fabulous thing has happened …
I CAN KNIT AGAIN!!!!
I started a simple cardi for the baby with some red and brown yarn that I had in my stash. The pattern is Garter Yoke Baby Cardigan, and it is almost finished. I also ordered the yarn today to make the baby blanket; Hemlock Ring! I love this pattern, and the yarn will be super-wash, so I can toss it in the washing machine if needed.
In addition to knitting, my mother is helping me with a little sewing for myself. I’m dying for some vintage clothing, and since finding maternity vintage is next to impossible, I’ve decided to make new garments from vintage patterns. A simple shirt and skirt combo from the 1950′s, and a cute inverted-pleat smock dress from the 1960′s. We ordered the patterns today and I’m hoping to get started on them next month! While I love my maternity jeans, I am going crazy not having anything vintage or fun to wear!
I am hoping that, now that I’m feeling better, I’ll be blogging more in the near future. Baby knitting to share, sewing progress to display …. things may be back to normal here at the Menagerie quite soon! Thanks for sticking it out with me!