Sunday, November 01, 2009

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  • Where I've Been; Where I'm Going

    When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
    - Elizabeth Bowen

    And I meant to post sometime in July . . . So where have I been?

    Working, of course. Loving having my husband home. And doing a little creating here and there.

    Debbie Bliss' Alphabet Blanket, which was vastly entertaining and far less painful than I had feared.
    The Heirloom Baby Aran from an old IK - they weren't kidding about the "heirloom" part - this one took forever.
    A little stashbusting in garter stitch.

    And I didn't just stop there:
    Lots of little sweaters, hats, and even a pair of booties.


    Blankets, complete with (fairly) straight seams and not-too-bad-for-a-total-beginner machine applique.
    Flannel burp clothes (and getting this adorable doctor one from a friend).

    Noticing a theme here? Because here's the big project:

    Growing a Baby
    A baby boy due January 29th! He's already the world's most adorable baby/soccer star, and we couldn't be more excited. And distracted. And terrified. And exhilarated.

    So it's probably no surprise that all my crafting energies have turned to wee small things. And the rest of my time is spent researching car seats, cribs, and the like. Blogging is just not in the picture for me anymore, although I'm enjoying keeping up with all your blogs in my feed reader. I've loved sharing our knitting and our lives over the past few years, so thanks for that, and thanks for your good wishes as we move on into this next wonderful phase of our lives.

    A baby will make love stronger,
    days shorter, nights longer,
    bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier,
    the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
    - Proverbial

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    Blogger Pumpkinmama said...

    How wonderful! Congrats and best wishes always to you both.

    11/01/2009 4:34 PM  
    Blogger Elinor said...

    Wait, wait, wait, does that mean you're done blogging? For good? No! I hope you'll pop in now and then to say hello!

    I'm glad to see that baby will be well dressed in knitterly goods, even if you are in southern California!

    Best wishes for the rest of your pregnancy!

    11/01/2009 4:35 PM  
    Blogger Shoshana said...

    I see a matching sweater I recognize and hope your little boy loves wearing it as much as mine has! Talk to you soon, lots of love from all of us.

    11/01/2009 5:06 PM  
    Blogger sloth-knits said...

    Congratulations! I'll miss your blog, but I'm really thrilled for you guys!

    11/01/2009 5:28 PM  
    Blogger Liz K. said...

    Oh, hearty congratulations for you and your husband, Theresa! I always enjoyed reading your blog -- your enthusiam for knitting is infectious, and your love for your husband truly shone forth in your writing. Enjoy this beautiful time in your life, Theresa, be well, and don't be a stranger.

    11/01/2009 5:59 PM  
    Blogger Kristen said...

    Wonderful news! I had a sneaking suspicion...And I hope you will keep us posted on occasion. Go ahead and show off baby photos, especially baby in your handknits, to an enthusiastic audience!

    11/01/2009 6:08 PM  
    Blogger Mary Lou said...

    Congratulations! Best wishes for healthy and happy time.

    11/01/2009 6:25 PM  
    Blogger carla said...

    Congratulations! That's wonderful news.

    11/01/2009 6:29 PM  
    Blogger Dorothy said...

    Congratulations! I've missed you a lot and wondered if everything was ok. Obviously a lot more than ok. I hope you'll check in now and again - at least to post pictures of you and your adorable son.

    11/01/2009 9:22 PM  
    Blogger Pam said...

    Hurray! Congratulations to you both (and to your son, who has great parents waiting for him)!

    Blessings on your family!

    11/01/2009 10:34 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Congratulations!! I'm so happy and excited for you guys!

    11/01/2009 10:44 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Fabbo! Lovely news. My wee one came along last Jan 29th! (and had no handknits waiting for him - so you're doing well!) - from Meg "I can't remember my blogger login" formerly of

    11/02/2009 1:16 AM  
    Blogger Carole Knits said...

    I can't say that I'm surprised! But I am thrilled for you two. Enjoy this time.

    11/02/2009 3:15 AM  
    Blogger Kris said...

    Congratulations! That is awesome!!!!

    11/02/2009 3:53 AM  
    Blogger Pat K said...

    Congratulations!! May you have a healthy pregnancy and a safe and happy delivery!

    11/02/2009 8:43 AM  
    Blogger Ranee @ Arabian Knits said...

    Congratulations! What a blessing. :-)

    11/02/2009 9:04 AM  
    Blogger Jessica said...


    11/02/2009 9:27 AM  
    Anonymous Carrie K said...

    You'll have to post baby pictures!

    Such cute stuff! Already set for life.

    11/02/2009 11:53 AM  
    Blogger Donna said...

    Congratulations! I hope you'll share news and baby photos as you're able, but whether or not you do, your knitting continues to inspire me, and I hope you and your husband have lots of fun with the new arrival :)

    11/02/2009 11:54 AM  
    Blogger alligator said...

    Congratulations!!! I don't know you very well, just from the blog but I'm convinced you're going to be a great mom! Enjoy your new adventure!

    11/02/2009 12:00 PM  
    Blogger Disentangled said...

    well, i'm sorry to see the blog go, but i'm thankful you'll be around so our babies can play together :)

    11/02/2009 1:14 PM  
    Blogger Kim said...

    Congratulations! I've been wondering if the blog silence meant gestation was happening... Now you'll have a great model for your wonderful knits!

    11/02/2009 3:31 PM  
    Blogger Lorette said...

    Congratulations! I'll miss your blog posts, and hope you'll check in now and then!

    11/02/2009 4:07 PM  
    Anonymous Rachel said...

    Wow, I haven't visited your blog in literally months (nothing personal -- I haven't visited anyone's blog in that long), and I happen to stop by today to tell you that I posted some pictures of the adorable hats that you made for Julian and Eloise. What lucky timing! HUGE congratulations on your baby boy to be -- I"m so very happy for you. I hope you'll include me on the announcement email. I would love to know the happy news when the time comes!

    11/02/2009 6:56 PM  
    Blogger Jocele said...

    Congrats!! So happy for you. Life will only get busier...but better.

    11/02/2009 7:06 PM  
    Anonymous Rebecca said...

    I KNEW IT! Congratulations to the two of you (three of you). I have missed your posts and actually thought about emailing you this week to see if you were okay. I see that you are MORE than okay. I'll miss hearing from you but certainly understand. A new adventure! A GREAT chapter of your life...........enjoy it! And, please don't delete your blog quite owe us a baby picture in late January!

    11/02/2009 7:30 PM  
    Blogger Tracy Batchelder said...


    All of your baby knits are adorable. I often wish I knew how to knit when my kids were little.

    11/03/2009 6:11 AM  
    Blogger Mia said...

    So happy for you both! Do you have a flickr account so that I can follow along and check in on you? We've never met but I've loved your blog for years and would like to see the baby!

    11/03/2009 2:25 PM  
    Blogger JayJay said...

    Well, you know how the hubby and I feel. We couldn't be happier. I'm sorry to see your blog go, but I find myself in a similar position. I just don't have the time or energy to keep it up anymore. Perhaps blogging is for the young and childless?

    11/04/2009 3:20 PM  
    Anonymous Cara said...

    Congratulations! I wish you and your growing family all the best!

    11/05/2009 11:07 AM  
    Blogger Nikki said...

    Many, many congratulations! I had my first child, a daughter, in June. Being a mom is the most wonderful, exhilarating, terrifying, rewarding job I've ever done. And residency prepared me nicely for the sleepless nights of motherhood.

    All the best!

    11/08/2009 10:16 AM  
    Blogger WandaWoman said...

    Congrats to you and your hubby!

    11/08/2009 12:52 PM  
    Anonymous tiennie said...

    Congratulations! That is the best news!

    11/09/2009 10:16 PM  
    Blogger nova said...

    Congrats!! I hope the rest of your pregnancy is smooth sailing!

    11/17/2009 1:31 PM  
    Blogger joan said...

    Now I know where you have been. I miss reading from your blog but understand. Sometimes life gets in our way. I am most excited and hope you will give all of the knitters out here in blog land an update now and then. Some of the old grandmothers like me love to knit for little folks when the time comes. I am thrilled for both of you. I also want to thank you for your service to your country. Makes me sleep better at night.....

    11/22/2009 9:22 AM  
    Blogger Unknown said...

    Congrats! I love the Alphabet Baby Blanket by Debbie Bliss. I have made several for friends. Hope you have a great rest of pregnancy. Enjoy the time with your hubby and new baby. It flies by.

    12/09/2009 5:35 AM  
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    1/19/2010 12:45 AM  
    Blogger Nikki said...

    Well, January 29th has come and gone - so congratulations are in order! I keep hoping to see a wee scrap of news here from you, but I know there are much more exciting things going on in your life right now! Hope you and your newly expanded family are doing wonderfully.

    2/19/2010 8:11 PM  
    Blogger Beth said...

    Congratulations!!! Hope the three of you are doing well. Being a mom is a tough job, but one of the most fun and fulfilling.

    2/27/2010 9:45 PM  
    Anonymous theflitgirl said...

    To anyone still looking back here for updates: He's the most adorable little guy, she's the most wonderful, loving, exhausted, ecstatic mom, and she's still the very best friend.

    Love you, T.

    3/13/2010 11:04 AM  
    Blogger Kristen said...

    Thanks, Flitgirl, for the update. Congratulations to the happy parents and I hope we can have a peek at the baby!

    3/30/2010 4:36 AM  
    Anonymous Brad Fallon said...

    I super love that alphabet blanket... Best for my kiddos!

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