Yep, I have discovered that this week I am one week pregnant. My egg is still unfertilised, but according to the way the age of a pregnancy is calculated I am one week pregnant since my period was last week. See what happens in 3 weeks time though…
This discovery came about after talking to a close friend who is coming up to 34 weeks. An acquaintance of theirs is going around telling everyone she is 3 weeks pregnant, and that a pregnancy test has confirmed it. So either she’s going from the wrong date and is actually 5 weeks, she’s gone to extraordinary lengths to find out, or she’s talking out her ar$e. My friend suspects the latter, particularly as this pregnancy, if it exists, was unplanned. So we realised that even though there is no chance of egg and sperm meeting this month, I technically am 1 week pregnant.
Baby Surprise Jacket
I’ve almost finished our first baby item for us. One of the women in our local knitting group thought she had stumbled upon some fantastic news when I told her I knitted the baby jacket for us. I had to explain we’re just getting a head start on our baby clothes making.
After talking with pregnant friends and reading blogs, it seems that energy levels just go out the window with pregnancy and the energy to knit dwindles. I want our kids to be decked out in all sorts of knitted finery, so I better get started now.
Tessa's Baby Surprise Jacket
I have been practising my baby knits on friends though. I’ve knitted my first baby surprise jacket for my best-buddy from Kindergarten. Yes, we met at age 4, played in the sandpit together, were terrified of the same teacher, and although going to different schools, we still kept in contact over all these years. Recently we discovered something even scarier. She was born a month before me. I was born 2 weeks early, she was born 6 weeks early. We were due at the same time, and therefore were probably conceived at the same time. Kinda spooky when you think about it, but really cool at the same time.
Baby set of beanie, vest and socks
This is some of the wool we bought in New Zealand, and the little vest is one I started while watching a great documentary about the Topp Twins called Untouchable Girls. It had just been released in cinemas while we were there, and it’s not the kind of thing that will get released in Australia. I also got to knit a lot of the body while on the plane. To me this is a huge deal since we’re not allowed to knit on planes in Australia as knitting needles are pointy, dangerous weapons. Maybe it was because we were leaving from New Zealand rather than Australia, or maybe they realise that a bamboo double pointed knitting needle is very difficult to use as an effective weapon, but the air-hostesses didn’t seem to care that I was calmly sitting, knitting and watching the in-flight entertainment. Best plane trip even, despite being bumpier.
The pattern is one I’ve made up from basic vest, beanie and sock patterns, and added a bit of interest with the bubbled knit and purl pattern.
Tychus baby hat
The last one is for our (ex) neighbours Kim and Rob. They were great neighbours for 3 1/2 years and we were very sad to move. But a rented town-house was never going to be a permanent home, no matter how great the company next door was. Both Kim and Rob got adult sized versions of this hat for their birthdays a few years ago, and when they told us they were pregnant, Kim asked for ‘one of those gum-nut hats you made us’ in green and purple.
I love the Tychus beanie. It’s such a simple idea when you look at the maths of the design. After I made my first one I just went crazy and made several of them, playing with different colours, different sizes, making whole wedges one colour. I think I have to make a few more again.