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time-space continuum warp

Hello. I am writing to you from the time-space continuum warp known as late pregnancy.

Have you been here? The place where you feel like sleeping all the time but cannot sleep?

The place where you look at pictures of yourself, and the only words that come to mind are, "dear GOD."

The place where each hour feels like six days?

There are 55 days, give or take, until Shamrock is scheduled to make her arrival, and though I tried valiantly, I was unable to avoid this stopover. I'm told my visit will last 55 more days, give or take.

At least I have one of these to look forward to.

Do you recognize Baby Ceci? She's almost five months old. I told Heather that she is the cutest baby in the world, until mine arrives.

Even though I'm stuck here in the time-space continuum warp, I did get to attend the most beautiful baby shower on Saturday. It was for me, if you can believe it.  A group of friends conspired to throw it for me, and I'm still reliving how lovely and thoughtful it was.

It was full of amazing flowers, thanks to my sister, who is a talented floral designer, and who knows the special spot in my heart occupied by the pairing of magenta and aqua.

Baby's breath has a bad rap as being very low brow, very supermarket. And when you pair it with a red rose and a fern frond, it does smack of 1987. But massed together, it's ethereal.

We had amazing food, starting with a brunch filled with quiche, strata, scones, fruit salad, spinach salad, punch, and mimosas. After the (fun, not gross) games and present opening, we had coffee and dessert.  The lemon squares, brownies, coconut macaroons, and berry trifle were... well, let's say you didn't have to twist my arm to have seconds.

This is me not stealing Ceci from her rightful home.  I feel proud of my efforts. They were Herculean.

If you've ever been to a baby shower, then you know the sound 20 women make when someone holds up one of these.

 It's a cross between a gasp and an "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW." But louder and higher pitched.

Which brings me to my In Threes Sweater, which I just finished last night. Thanks for choosing this pattern. I liked it. It was fun to knit, and I love the way it turned out.

I made the 12-18 month size, but I didn't carefully check my gauge. That's one of the beauties of knitting for a baby who has yet to make their debut. Chances are quite good the garment will fit sometime. Even if it's a little bigger or smaller than you originally intended.

The yarn is Glenhaven Cashmerino Worsted, the colorway is Candyland.

All this needs now are three little buttons.

This evening I'll be starting a pair of pants using the Object of My Affection pattern. I think I'll make one without the skirt first. I'm going to use Petit Fours, because what's the point of polling your readers if you disregard their advice?

I'm excited to see how they turn out.

But I'm more excited to see how Baby Shamrock herself turns out.

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Reader Comments (12)

Sharon! You look BEAUTIFUL! I can't wait to see how Shamrock turns out too!!!

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmy A

Amy is right, you look lovely! So did the shower!! I have to say, I dig your aqua/magenta magic!

The In Threes came out amazing, and I cannot wait to see the pants! Can't wait to see more items & in 55 days give or take - Baby Shamrock!!!

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKnittyWittyShelle

Sharon - you're beautiful! The shower looked lovely and I'm so glad you had a lovely day! Love the In Threes, too. Hang in there, the time will fly by and Baby Shamrock will be here before you know it. :)

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

1. I'd want to steal Ceci too - she's adorable!
2. If you weren't such a nice person, I'd have to hate you for being so beautiful while pregnant. I spent 2 pregnancies looking disheveled and haggard at that stage. I mean, lipstick? Totally impressed.
3. I would also have to hate you for getting so much more knitting done while at that stage of pregnancy (I just wanted to sit and stare and space) and running a business than I'm managing to do right now when knitting IS half my business.
4. But because you are so sweet, I'm just going to have to admire and be a bit jealous.
5. Soon as I get a free moment, I'm casting on an In Threes for Lexie and hoping my turns out half as cute.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

The sweater is lovely!! And baby Ceci completly adorable!! Looks like a wonderful baby shower too!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShaine

Yes to what all the others have said! I am so excited that you are feeling well and had such a wonderful time with family and friends!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatty

Too. Much. Cute! :D
I'd promised I'd wait 5 more years before I even think of conceiving. But posts like this (the cuteness, the sweet baby knits) are soooo tempting.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterErin

You are hysterical!! Your writing...I truly smile and laugh at your words and sarcasm!! Love Shammy's new sweater! The days will pass, see you Saturday for nursery prep and such.

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSara B

I believe I speak for anyone who has ever been to a baby shower when I demand to know what games you played that were fun and not gross. I need to know, and I need to tell everyone who might host a baby shower at some point in their lives.

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBonnie


I think the most fun game was being given a list of adult animals and having to come up with what their babies are named. It's actually quite hard once you get past your typical farm animal list -- I don't think there was one person who got all 20 right, and some of the answers were hysterical.

Did you know that a baby hedgehog is called a piglet? Or that a baby turtle is, in fact, NOT called a "turtle-ette?" I'm also ashamed to admit that I didn't know that a baby alpaca is called a cria. :)

May 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYarnista

But as you know... those 55 days will fly. And then you will find yourself where we are... 105 days later. The girls are almost a third of a year old. *cries*

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

It's great you listened to your readers. Of course, I voted for Petit Fours. Can't wait to see how Abigail's pattern comes out for you. I used Fondant Pink with my skirt. Remember when you offered those two together? Ah, the old days. LOL Not so old.

May 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLoraine

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