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{February 24, 2007}   Oh, it’s early. . .

Kids, it’s 7:14 on a Saturday morning. Not so early, you say? Well, actually, I’ve been up since 4 AM. Nobody else is up in the house, why me? At least it’s quiet at the moment.

It’s funny, they say your body prepares you to be a mother. (I don’t understand what increasing the size of my ass has to do with that, but hey, I can accept that).  I’ve been consistently waking up at 4 am or so (kicked awake by the baby, most of the time), wide, wide awake. Me, who can sleep till 10AM easy on an off day. Me, the girl who needs her coffee so desperately in the morning that her husband makes it first priority and wakes up to make it even on the days she’s up at 5am.  W-I-D-E awake. As in, the rest of the people in my apartment are still asleep and I don’t need coffee to be coherent. OK, you get the point.

In any case, apparently I’m preparing to be woken up in the middle of the night. Or so says my prenatal yoga teacher (who’s a bit granola-y but nice). Because once this kiddo comes out he’s going to want to nurse every couple of hours, and he’ll be waking up at 4am for at least another 9-12 months.

Which probably means, I need to do some useful blogging during these early morning hours, because, hey, nobody wants the computer!

With that, I’d like to present you with some pr0n yumminess, so you can see what I’ve got in store:

 Here I present to you Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted in the Lakeview colorway. Yum!!

What are my plans for this lovely, gorgeous, fabulous yarn?

I’m going to make an Odessa (by Grumperina) and a Noro silk garden scarf (by Karen Baumer, who put together that brilliant sock pattern).

Look again. . .it’s so pretty, isn’t it?

I’m frankly, a little nervous about making the Odessa in such a variegated yarn, I’ve only ever seen solid Odessas. But these are the patterns my best friend picked for her Christmas hat and scarf, hence these are the patterns she’s getting!

 Frankly, after my boards are done, I’m going to be very busy knitting. I did end up buying yarn for BOTH the pig (for whom I’ll need a nice name, any suggestions?) and Norberta. . .and I’m frankly really excited to be making both. Knitmongrel, bless her heart, offered to make me a pig but I’ve ALREADY been so spoiled by her and by Knitmasala (you remember Mortimer, Sheldon, and the wee blue hoodie?), and I really do want to make that pig!

Well, I have an exciting day ahead of me. A birthday party for Knitmasala’s lovely girl, who turns a big 3 today (I bought her fun pop-up books), and then dinner and the opera with the parents and the inlaws. Cosi Fan Tutte, by Mozart, if anyone cares. So maybe I’ll venture out and see if anyone’s stirring. If not, maybe I’ll bang some pots together 😉

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jupiterjessica says:

Yes, you are definitely being prepared to be up all night. Here’s something a friend of mine made a mistake with, if they’re sleeping in the middle of the night, let them sleep don’t wake them up to feed them! 😉

The Lakeview is very pretty. Have fun knitting and enjoy your day. It sounds very eventful!

For the pig name, how bout Sqoink. It’s squeal and oink mixed together. Yeah, I’ve got nothing.



Oh holy lord I’m jealous. Send some lovely Mozart thoughts my way, will you? I’m dying to see that opera… and give KnitMasala-ette my best birthday wishes. So fun.

Should have called me at 4am – I was still awake. Justin didn’t get off work yesterday until 2am. Ick.

Can’t wait to see your piglet! xo



I had three baby boys in four years–crazy? Yes! Fertile? For sure! Sleep deprived? Without a doubt. But I KNOW, the middle of the night pregnant wake ups, are your sweet babys’ way of getting you ready. You’ll be so much in love you won’t mind getting up–for the first month anyway!



meg says:

love the yarn. i hope you had fun at the opera. sounds like your body is getting you prepared. 🙂



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