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September 17, 2007

Babies and Knitting

I recently had the honor of providing Doula Care for the family of this little beauty, as she came into the world.


Her name is Lily. She is the first child and grandchild of one of the nicest families I've ever met.

Lily's mom was a trooper. She was in labor for over 24 hours, with 20 of them in the hospital. She worked really well with her body and helped Lily be born into a calm loving environment. It was the kind of birth that doulas always strive to help parents experience.

I've begun knitting an Elizabeth Zimmermann 3 in 1 cardigan.
This section needs to be pulled and adjusted.

I'm using Telemark yarn. I'm closely simulating the color pattern shown on the front cover of Knitting Around. I began with a garter stitch bottom border. As I continued to knit the border insisted on folding upward. I could have steamed it down, but I don't feel like fooling with it every time I wear the sweater. So, I'm frogging the border. I'm having trouble deciding between an K2P2 ribbing or a hem. Suggestions?

Posted by Angi at September 17, 2007 11:54 PM


What a great experience. And knitting is looking good.

Posted by: kathleen at September 18, 2007 08:13 PM

Hey there--I do check back in on you every once in a while. Here's hoping you are well. That baby is so beautiful!

I'm sending lots of good thoughts in your direction. If you want to send some back, send them to Niskayuna NY!

Posted by: Abby at October 16, 2007 09:56 AM