Everyone knows now. The announcement has been made. The first trimester has passed, it is safe to tell. My niece - the one that got married last year in New Orleans - is pregnant.
Auntie Brenda has started knitting. First up - quick and easy booties. A nice break from my never-ending Modified Mothed.
The pattern - Christine's Stay On Baby Booties - I found here on ravelry. The pattern calls for 4 ply yarn, but I can imagine them in thicker yarns, taking baby through the toddler years, all with the same pattern.
Auntie Brenda is excited about this baby. It is the first baby in our extended family in 11 years. Most often, I knit baby things for my baby sack, giving them away as babies appear in the neighbourhood or at Church. But now I can knit for a baby I will actually see and hold. Only 6 months to wait.