Thursday, March 09, 2006

All washed and blocking

Its finished. Its taken me about 3 months and I can't believe I've finally finished it. I think this has got to be my best knit EVER. It was exciting and kept me on my toes following a chart. There were a few errors in the pattern, but those were listed on the Debbie Bliss website.

Once this is dried, I'll fold it and box it ready for Gemma's baby shower in April. Better to be ahead of schedule than tying in loose ends at the last minute.

Pattern: Debbie Bliss The Baby Knits Book
Materials: Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino
Measured size: 90cm x 90cm

I've just ordered some yarn for the Rowan Odette blanket for the next baby on the way - "Baby B" due in June. I've ordered pink and cream, however, I have to stress that I do NOT know the sex of the baby its simply my gut feeling. I'll be really embarrassed if I'm proven wrong, so I've also ordered some blue just in case!

The following text is a bit schmultzy, so I apologize in advance.

Yesterday Hubby and I went along to the Fertility Clinic for our first scan. As the Dr inserted the probe, there on the monitor Hubby and I saw our baby. Our baby. A tear ran down my face. Our baby, just the size of a dot with a little flickering heartbeat.

After 4 years of tests, operations, drugs, ivf, heartache, pain and worry, seeing that little heartbeat and Hubby's proud face was the moment the worry lines on my face of all those years of trying for something I so desperately yearned for erased away in a flash.

I feel truly blessed. Thank you all for your prayers and words of strength. I've now just got to keep healthy, relaxed and look forward to enjoying this pregnancy. It goes without saying that I've got 8 month's of worry now. Not to mention the acne and the moustache(!!) I've acquired (I'm presuming its the steroids I'm on?)


iSeL said...

I am soooo happy for you. So so happy.
Acne, mustache...all worth it because you have another miracle on the way.

I'm sending you many hugs and the best of wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy.

The blanket is absolutely divine.

Shanidy said...

Your news made me cry this morning! I am so happy for you.

That blanket is gorgeous! What a lucky little one.

Anonymous said...


I know what you have been going through as I have a close family member who was in the same position.

Best wishes for your pregnancy.

Heather said...

Oh, how sweet. Congrats on the blanket and the pregnancy. I'm so happy for you! I don't even know you and I'm all teary eyed!

Amy said...

Oh Yay! I'm sure baby won't mind a little mustache on mum. How exciting to first see your baby's heart!

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

I love the blanket!

Congratulations on your *baby*! What a wonderful blessing.

You and your family will be constantly in my prayers. I'll be praying for a wonderful pregnancy and easy delivery, too.

Shelly in OK

Agnes said...

Congratulations! As isel said, it's all worth it. Keep knitting those cute baby stuff ... think of the lovely baby you are having in you ... that drives the worries away. Keep positive thoughts.
The blanket is wonderful ... you did a good job.

Bonine said...

Congrats. I got teary too. I am so excited for you and your soon to be expanded family. Can't wait to hear all about it via the blog.

That is one fancy binkie-blankie you knit up.

Bea said...

What WONDERFUL news! both on the LOVELY blanket and the Sweet Prospects you are growing inside! Sit back. Take it easy. KNIT something - and grow that baby!

((((((( Congrats! and Prayers!)))))))

goodkarma said...

Darling, I'm so happy for you! I've been wondering how you are and how the ivf treatments have worked for you. What a blessing!

The new baby blanket is just gorgeous. I love it!

jacqueline said...

mazel tov!

i am so happy for you...congratulations.

Spinningfishwife said...

I remember how I felt at seeing the bean with the heartbeat when I got pregnant again after my miscarriage. It was amazing. She`s four now and still amazing.
Good luck with your`s a precious time, so enjoy it despite all the physical aches and pains.

Carie said...

WOW! That blanket is beautiful - and I'm sure you're planning something equally fab for your own baby. Many congratulations (on both the blanket and the baby!)

Becky said...

Oh how wonderful - I did the same thing last Saturday and it's an amazing experience. How are you feeling ? any sickness ? I am as sick as a dog - but I know it will all be worth it in the end.

The blanket looks lovely and I adore your knitted strawberry - what fun.

Take care of yourself and take it easy.


SweetPeaknits said...

Your all so kind. Thank you so much.


KnitYoga said...

What wonderful news! Congratulations! Stay well and relaxed. As for the blanket you made, two words only - simply beautiful!

Karen said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you! I wish you all the best in your next 8 months, enjoy it!

The baby blanket looks great. I saw another finished one in a shop this morning, same yarn, and between yours and the one I saw I was inspired to grab a copy of the book. I didn't buy the yarn yet. I have a few friends that are expecting, but I'd like to make it for a future baby of mine down the road, so no rush.

Congrats again!

Sharon J said...

OMG!!! I don't know what to say! I've had an absolutely lousy day but now you've turned it right around! I'm so happy for the three of you. ~Sharon xxx