I’ll always remember this pregnancy as the one when I ate snow as a method of survival in the first few months, as the one in which our house flooded and we learned to cozy up in one room for the duration of the longest winter of my life, the one where we picked out our new home, our forever home, and moved in during a late, deep snow storm, snow drifts over our heads, and finally as the one where the color green showed up in such hues it made (and still does make) me tear up at the sight of it. I have spoken of, posted about, gathered up, and breathed in so much green this spring and summer it feels this baby must crave it the same way I do. It is uncontrollable.
It’s fitting that the bracelet I am wearing, from the blessingway a few weekends ago, is a just turned green looking yarn. It is sensible that we don’t know if this little babe is a boy or a girl; As green seems to be a neutral color of choice. And it only made sense that I would knit this little one a sweet something soft to be wrapped in, in a mossy green merino. This blanket is the Northport baby blanket from the most recent issue of Taproot magazine, knitted in Cascade’s Elysian Paradise Fiber. It knits up very quickly. I recommend placing stitch markers for each wave, for after two frogging lessons in the first few repeats of the pattern, I got smart, placed on the markers, and never had to frog again.
Though I feel like there is still so much to do before the big day arrives, things are coming together. I am waiting for that great push of energy at the end that will help me set up this nest properly. But for now, I am placing this sweet blanket in the bassinet thinking about the day I will get to wrap a sweet little body in it.
7 thoughts on “something green for baby”
Gorgeous blanket! i love the pattern.
It looks soft and warm. I love that second picture of the Jack in the Pulpit’s green berries.
Your blanket is beautiful! I gave up after my first two attempts at the pattern and moved on to something easier – a simple sweater for the little babe and a colorful hat.
Just beautiful — words and stitches both!
Such a sweet post, you made me tear up as well. It’s funny how the “bad” things in life make the good shine that much more and in turn become beautiful memories in their own way. I guess it’s true, candles shine brightest in the dark. That blanket is so beautiful. Best of wishes to you and your beautiful family.
Your blanket is wonderful and such a pretty color. I remember looking out the window in March when we were in the midst of mostly mud at that point and thinking how drab everything looked but also knowing that the colors of spring were right around the corner. Now, with grass, trees and gardens in full bloom, it’s hard to remember those days. : ) I hope you’re feeling well. Those last months are so tough and I know the heat doesn’t make them any easier.