So, you're probably wondering if we're having a girl or a boy? Last week was the longest week ever, anticipating something like this is something I can hardly put to words. Our doctor brought us in exceptionally because we are getting ready to leave for the US for a month and he wanted to see us to make sure all was well and to take a peek to see what we were going to have. When he asked if we wanted to know we both chimed in "Oh, oui, Docteur!" and giggled. The baby was active and making it hard for the doctor to find what he was looking for and then all of a sudden he announces, " Et la, je vois un zizi!" Julien and I looked at each other and bursted out in laughter. Tears followed for me. We were both convinced that we were having a girl. I think it was because of how sick I was and Julien thought having an the oldest be a girl would genial. Though being the oldest of five I would have loved to have had an older brother. And as for names, Julien and I have been talking about baby names since the beginning of our relationship. We never doubted that we'd have children. Lately I had been re-thinking the girl's name we had chosen but the boy's name we were absolutely sure donc ca tombe bien!!
So, a weekend tranquille a la maison since in less than a week we'll be boarding a plane. We stayed in last night catching up on Lost and Grey's Anatomy all the while I cranked out the Phildar baby sweater:
Pattern: La Brassiere and L'Echarpe No. 6 from Phildar Tricotez Calin
Size: 6 months (sweater); One size fits all (Scarf)
Yarn: Oxyene color Emeraude (sweater)
Bowling in Folk & Partner in Petunia (Scarf)
Needles: 5.5 mm & 6.5 mm
Started: October 20, 2006
Finished: October 28, 2006
I can happily say that I think I've gotten over my fear of Phildar patterns and sewing sweater parts. It took me a couple false starts but seaming stockinette and garter stitch are very easy! Sewing on snaps on the other hand, I don't like at all. If I make this again, I'm going to add button holes. The scarf was just an added bonus, I fell in love with how it looked on the baby on the cover of Tricotez Calin. So, this will be put in the mail next week and hopefully the recipient hasn't already grown out of it! :)
Since security is tight I doubt that I will be doing any knitting on the plane. I've planned on checking some needles in my bag and knitting something for myself while visiting friends. Probably a scarf or a shawl like the Clapotis. I'm probably the only knitter who hasn't knit this yet. :) The gloom of Paris winter is creeping up on us and there isn't anything more motivating to knit than just that.