12 October 2007

When I last left you . . .

. . . I was about six months pregnant and knitting and working and waiting for baby. A lot has changed since then! I got busy and then I got tired and then I got hugely pregnant and cranky. I was focused on getting everything ready for the little girl and though I was still knitting, blogging got dropped from my to-do list.

I'm back now! I'm not working (for now at least), not waiting for baby (because she's here!) but I am still knitting. Well, I should say knitting again because there were several months there that I wasn't even doing that.

Between the end of February when I last left you and the end of May, nothing much happened except that my belly got bigger and bigger so I'll just recap the highlights since then for you.
  • Baby Sesame was born in the morning on June 2 (only 3 days late) and it was amazing and fabulous. Thanks to Hypnobabies, I had a wonderful, relatively short labor and a natural birth. Little Sesame was a whopping 8 lb 13 oz and we named her Sairshe (it's pronounced like seersha). It's a Gaelic name (we changed the spelling a little) that means freedom. Here's a picture of her when she was 3 weeks old. I can't believe she's 4 months old already! I haven't yet decided how comfortable I am putting pictures of her out in internet-land for everyone to see but you at least get this one!
  • I quite my crappy job! It was a glorious day. I even had an exit interview with HR where I got to tell them how terrible their employees are treated. It felt nice. I will have to find another job in a month or so but I'm trying not to think about it yet.
  • I finally finished my frost flowers and lace shawl/blanket. I really only use it as a blanket. Since I left for the hospital at 2am, I brought it with me. I loved having it wrapped around me while I waited for Sairshe to make her entrance. I also knit a lovely clapotis but I don't have a picture because I left it at a friend's house.
  • I entered knitting in the state fair! I won 8 1st place ribbons and 5 2nd's. It was awesome!
  • Ravelry!! So cool! Okay, at least it seems really cool. Since I've been out of the blogging loop, I only recently was made aware of it so I'm still on the waiting list. Hopefully I'll be a member soon!
To catch up on my knitting life, here are some things I knitted for Sairshe before she was born. I've forgotten most of the details now so this it a little bare-bones. This is a little shrug and the pattern is from some Debbie Bliss book and I think it's even knit with Debbie Bliss yarn. Does anyone do that anymore?!
Anouk from Knitty made with some long forgotten cotton. I started it years ago for an acquaintance's baby. Needless to say, I never finished it for her. Good thing I had a girl baby!
This is a blanket knitted with Rowan dk Handknit Cotton. I think the yellow color has been discontinued. I love the ruffly crocheted edging! I'm think I'm mostly impressed that I remembered how to crochet something.


Carol said...

Awww Sairshe is beautiful, Congratulations to you and your husband.

Sarah said...

Hey Casey! Glad to see you're back to the world of the blogging! Sairshe is totally darling, of course, and I'm glad to see you've been knitting. Congrats on the State Fair wins, too! My, you've been busy!

AmyArtisan said...

Welcome back! Congratulations to you & your husband on the arrival of darling Sairshe.

Jen said...

Beautiful stuff! Esp the frost flowers. :) Thanks for the comment today, fellow Friend o'Kirsten! :)

melissa said...

welcome back to blogging!
many congratulations on your little one! she is adorable!

Miss Twiss said...

What a beautiful little baby you've got! Thanks for your comments on my blog. Glad to have met you.

Happy Knitting,


nova said...

Oh my goodness, gorgeous baby alert! She is so cute! Congratulations, welcome back and yay for quitting crappy jobs!!

knitalittle said...

Love the Frost flowers blanket. I would love to know the pattern you used. I'm amazed you had time with a new baby. Congratulations!