A fiber-crafts fanatic who lives to create. Lately I've been knitting and sewing to clothe resin ball jointed dolls. I'm also "Wovenflame" on Ravelry, Flickr, ETSY, DoA and yahoogroups.

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Location: British Columbia, Canada

Capricorn, Married with grown children.

Monday, February 02, 2009


Our daughter had her second ultrasound today. The baby's size and position were checked, and we were hoping that this time the gender would be visible.

Apparently not......*sigh*......."Baby" is being modest.

What's a knitter to do? Knit gender-neutral apparel? That's SO yesterday. Ya know? SO '80's for Pete's sake. Or should that be for Patricia's sake? Oh heck! We'll have to wait until somewhere around April 10th for the big "reveal". The "olden days" way. *sigh*


Blogger Ruinwen said...

You could make a layette in each colorway and give one away to charity since they lifted the lead law regs for another year. That way you can show up with the right colorway and say..."I knew it all along." :)

February 03, 2009 4:18 am  
Blogger Marlene said...

Actually Ruinwen, if the baby turns out to be a girl she's all set. Her older sister grew out of the newborn sizes so fast that they don't show any wear at all. No sense knitting more.

If the baby turns out to be a boy though, some urgent restocking will be necessary. Or perhaps a boy dressed in mauve and pink for the first few weeks of his life will somehow grow to be tougher? Kind of like that song, "A Boy Named Sue".

Really what it boils down to is trying to get up the motivation to knit boyish first size stuff when there is a 50/50 chance the baby will be another girl. I have a few things in mind though.

February 03, 2009 10:58 am  
Blogger deirdre said...

I tend to knit unconventional colours for babies - the best received gift I ever made was black with bright trim - it was perfect for the arrival, and actually looked really good...

so exciting to have a new baby around...

February 03, 2009 1:26 pm  
Blogger Marlene said...

I've done nearly the same thing in the past Deirdre, only in reverse. The baby romper I knit was brights set off by black trim. It was kind of cute, but fit the baby at the wrong time of the year and only got a token wear or two. It won't fit the next baby at the right time of year either, if he/she grows like the older sister.

February 03, 2009 4:52 pm  

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