19 August 2008

FO: Baby Surprise

Pattern: Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman
Yarn: BMFA Socks That Rock Lightweight in Firebird (2007 Sock Club)
Needle: US4
Notions: Red Flower Buttons from MJ Trimming
Model: Penelope, born 11 August 2008, 7:07pm

Surprise! Part of the thinness on the ground of posting chez Purly for the last few months has been due to pregnancy. There was a lot going on for us. Luckily, the pregnancy was uneventful, and Penelope's debut to the world was quick and tidy thanks to being induced by my wonderful OB. But our lives have been eventful, which led to us keeping my pregnancy pretty quiet. Plus, the second time around things aren't that different from the first, but you suddenly remember the heartburn and annoyance of sleeping only on your left side all over again. The excitement of pregnancy isn't there and you just want to have your baby.

And now we do. She is a wonderful little one so far, and Isobel just adores her. Stephen is interested, though not as much, and that's pretty much what we expected. Nick is a wonderful father (and deserves a post of his own on that subject). We feel very blessed with our little "Birdie" (she pecks at my shoulder if I'm holding her in the classic burp position and she's still hungry).

We had hoped to announce a marriage here first, but Penelope (and the divorce courts of Massachusetts and New York) had other plans. Soon enough, and this way I won't have to wear a tent at our wedding.

And, of course, knitting up a BSJ was fun as was Isobel's and my adventure to acquire buttons down at MJ Trimming. When I have a chance I'll knit up the other Saartje's Bootie to complete the outfit.


  1. I think that BSJ is perfect for Penelope! And I'm so glad that all is well with all of you.

    Congratulations again!

  2. A beautiful girl in a beautiful BSJ! And she has remarkable taste in colors. Can't wait to meet her in person!

  3. CONGRATULATIONS!!! that's so wonderful. i hope everyone's doing well. welcome, penelope! and that's a lovely sweater you've got there.

  4. Lovely! She is a beautiful model, and I like how you announced her, with her new sweater. Very, very sweet.


  5. SOOO beautiful and such a great addition to your new life as a family...

  6. Good god, that one was a surprise. Did I miss all the hints? That is absolutely wonderful. She is gorgeous and what a great name. Enjoy your new family member. Ohhhh I love little cuddly, floppy babies :)


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