Friday, February 26, 2010

The next chapter...

My mojo's back.
Finally! I am human again.
You see, I didn't tell you the cliff hanger at the end of the last chapter. It was just too much...so shocking...sort of a bump in the road...it took my knitting mojo. But now that I have made it through the worst of it...we can read on to the next chapter.
I know I have said that "the kitchen is closed". I am done, done, done. Well...
I guess I was wrong. I didn't offically close the kitchen by removing the appliances.

It seems there is an italian bun in my oven.
Yup, that's right.
A BABY!
Hmmmm. 37 yrs old. The youngest is now 6...that's quite a spread. I really wasn't sure about this. It took three months and an ultrasound to make it real...there's no denying it!

I must say I am quite excited to knit for a "knitters baby". I can knit something out of a handwashable wool! There is an appreciation here. This baby will be decked out in handknits. I was only a beginner when the boys were born...oh think of the possiblities now!

Booties!

booties

Cardigans!

top down baby

Cute Motifs!

pod cardigan

Oh my!

Look out...I'M BACK!

50 comments:

Annika said...

Holy moly a baby! YAY! Congratulations and Happy Knitting to you!

Meanmillz said...

Former lurker, coming out of the wordwork to say Congratulations!

Thimbleanna said...

WooHoo! CONGRATULATIONS! And the best part (for us!) is that we'll all benefit from the upcoming baby knit eye candy!!!

Diana said...

wow, that is news!! Congratulations! You already have a strong start on the baby knits. Can't wait to see more :-)

stellamarys said...

The garter top-down cardi is exactly the baby knit I want to make. What is the pattern, pretty please?

Walden said...

Congrats!!

Kara said...

Congrats! What a exciting new chapter.

RC said...

Congrats! How exciting to knit for the new baby. =)

Ingrid said...

How exciting! Congratulations! I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of hand knitted baby cloths here!
All the best
Ingrid

carolyn said...

Congratulations!! Is it wrong that the first thing I thought was wow, think of the baby knitting you can do!

Rhonda said...

Congratulations! I was 37 with a 9 yr old when I had my surprise baby :-)

Can't wait to see all of the cute baby knits!

Janette said...

Congratulations and welcome back to knitting!

Helena Dias said...

Congratulations and best of luck. Hope it's a girl this time.

Laurie said...

Congratulations!! Love the booties.

Vicky said...

That's wonderful news, I wish you the very best your readers have missed your lovely knits. Can't wait to see more.

knittingknirvana said...

Wow! I totally didn't see that one coming. :) CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Leah said...

Congratulations to you!

dclulu said...

Congratulations! Wonderful good news.

Btw, I'm 7 years older than my sister, and we've always gotten along marvelously.

Donna said...

Congratulations! That's great news :)

Laura said...

Congratulations! Enjoy the baby-knit fest!

Brenda said...

Well, well, well. Congratulations.

Maryse said...

That's wonderful! Congratulations!

grumperina said...

Congratulations, Carolyn! That is so exciting! I'm so happy for you!

Katinka said...

A baby, yay!!!

I have a 6 year-gap between second and third kids, and while it was challenging in some ways to go back to babyland, it was also really helpful to have the older one so much more independant.

earthchick said...

!!! Congratulations!!!

sue said...

Congratulations to your family! I have nearly 8 yrs between my two and it does help out as you can have more time with the baby whilst the others are at school. I cannot wait to see all the little knits you are going to create, how exciting!

Kirsten said...

Congratulations!!

Melissa said...

Congratulations!

Trisha said...

Wow! That's awesome! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm 44 that means 7 years between us little sister... quick and make that baby happen. Hope it's a girl, better knitting. I am glad you are back knitting I gave your website out to all my friends just before you lost your mojo.

Your big sister Catherine

Gordana said...

I've enjoyed reading your blog for the last 18 months. You are a talented knitter and I can't wait to see the creativity over the next six months.Congratulations!!

Sheila said...

Congratulations! Looking forward to the baby knits - have you seen the sweater - Lilliput - by Dances with Wool? Just in case you have a baby girl! The garter stitch - top down cardigan - which pattern is it?

Fran said...

Congratulations!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations! Can't wait to see all the wonderful baby knits. How fun.

Amy said...

De-lurking to say congratulations! I myself am 2 months pregnant with twins and have also majorly lost my knitting mojo. I am glad to see that it will return! One of the first things I thought of when I found out was that I have to start knitting RIGHT NOW! You make beautiful knits and I am glad you are back to share more of your creations!

mle said...

Congratulations! how exciting!

Rasa said...

Congratulations! It will be an exciting new chapter...and many new knits on the horizon!!! The good news is that baby knits go so quickly and are sooo rewarding:)

Saleknitter said...

Yipee!! I can't wait to see the parade of new knits. Congratulations!

Sandra said...

Congratulations! I always wanted another one, but it never happened, and now at 47 with an 11 year old - it had better NOT happen!
Can't wait to see the cute knits.

knitnthings said...

Congratulations!! I'm so very excited for you! Happy baby knitting :)

TracyKM said...

Congratulations!! I hadn't wanted a big spread between my kids, but my oldest and youngest ended up being 5 1/2 years apart. In some ways it is AWESOME to have older kids that can dress and potty themselves and get their own breakfast. But I also know how my little brother feels about being the 'caboose'.
My number one suggestion for moms with a 'big' gap like that is Freecycle! And number two is babywearing! I don't know how old your oldest is, but he's probably old enough to wear a newborn too! Amy Butler fabrics make great slings!!

R a i n said...

Congratulations :)

Stephanie said...

Oh wow! Congratulations. That will be one lucky, fabulously dressed baby!

Robin said...

Wow! Congratulations! I had my last one when I was 38. The appliances were removed after that.

Margrét Jóhanna said...

I´m so happy for you and your family. Congradulations

ponyknit said...

Congrats! Love the colors in the booties! Glad your mojo showed up for the party ;)

passingdowncrazy said...

I had my 5th at 37. My family thought we were crazy. Now everyone wonders what we'd do without him! Life is a gift. Sometimes its a shocking one though!

ada said...

Congratulations, Hows this for time between births. 1957-1961-1969-1976.I was 37 with the last and all was well. Love to read your blog. Ada

Natalie B said...

congratulations!!! I have two older brothers (9 and 10 years older), and one younger brother (two years younger). I never felt alone when I was little, and my parents always had a baby-sitter :P Of course, I don't know if older brothers really make the best babysitters, but I made it!

Annette said...

Congratulations! That's exciting news! I can imagine the shock with it being something you weren't trying for.