waiting and making

It’s a funny feeling, sitting at home, waiting for labor to start and having no clue if you’re hours or days or weeks away from an enormous change in your life (though ‘weeks’ is getting more unlikely each day obviously).
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Right on cue after my last post about how great I was feeling there came several days of being not so great. The belly has grown to be enormous after being quite small throughout the pregnancy and with it the aches and pains of having everything cramped together in a tight space increased. Some days are good, others not so much. A little uncomfortable but ok on the whole.

Thankfully knitting is keeping me busy whithout actually having to move much. I would be a lot more restless if I didn’t have something on the needles! It’s also nice to feel you have accomplished something at the end of the day. In the last few weeks several finished objects have been crossed off the list.

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These baby pants are a free Drops pattern. Knit on 2,5mm needles they were a nice project to keep me busy for several days. Hopefully they won’t be too big on baby before the warm weather hits.

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I have a thing for vintage looking rompers! The Kjapptstrikka suit is a norwegian pattern and just adorable. Also a rather quick knit which will fit baby at around 6 months.

winter | little home by hand blogpregnancy | little home by hand blogMy first handknit cardigan is coming in very handy these days since I really knit it too big back then and it fits comfortably in my present ‘watermelon-belly’ state.

I had been itching to cast on another project for myself ever since finishing the Alpenglühen cardigan in July and finally settled on the Wolf River sweater. Deciding on a color was hard. The natural grays and whites on the Ravelry page are so gorgeous! Colors look good on me though, especially warm reds and oranges, so the ‘cinnamon’ colorway won out in the end. I would still love to own this in a creamy white so who knows, maybe I’ll even make another one of these. Front and back are blocking now so we’ll see if I can get any further on this before baby arrives.

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16 thoughts on “waiting and making

  1. Ine

    Everything you made for the baby is so beautiful! I especially like the red/terracotta? colored romper. It must feel weird indeed to just wait, not knowing when the baby will eventually arrive. Are you nervous? I hope you’re well and wish you lots of succes!

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    1. Kristina Post author

      Thank you, Ine🙂 The color is called “rust”, so yeah more terracotta than red. I’m not really nervous, obviously I just hope I can have the birth I want (a natural birth with no interventions) but even if things don’t go to plan I have trust in the medical team we chose.

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  2. Erika

    I love your knitting projects – baby is gonna look wonderful and cozy in all the little things you have made! As always, I love you pictures. Even the ones of your projects are so dreamy looking. Hope your wait isn’t much longer…

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    1. Kristina Post author

      Oh, I hope so too! I am getting pretty excited to meet him or her. And I can’t wait for all these things to actually get worn obviously, ha🙂

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  3. Chloe

    Yes, good luck! That little romper is so lovely, I’m sure your little one will be extra adorable wearing it! And that Wolf River sweater – I can see why you’re excited about it, it is looking great!

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    1. Kristina Post author

      I can really recommend the Wolf River pattern so far, love it! Thankfully babies can’t complain about our choice of clothes for them much, so I’ll really get to do what I want in the first year fashion-wise, yay.

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  4. Katha

    Hallo Kristina, ich hab dich nominiert für den “Liebster Award” – schau doch mal bei mir vorbei, da findest du die Details. Ich hoffe, du hast Zeit, mitzumachen, würde aber auch verstehen, wenn du gerade anderes zu tun hast😉 Ist alles gut bei euch und dem Baby?

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