Monday, December 04, 2006

Counting down...

I am 25 weeks pregnant today and this morning my Doctor decided it was time for me to call it quits at work. I've been having more and more contractions these past few weeks and since the little guy needs to stay in there for another three and a half months, my Doctor is hoping that resting at home will help and that it will convince the little little guy to stay in there for a while. Me too ;0)

So I started knitting an advent calendar. Actually I started it on Saturday but caught up today! Now that I'll be spending a lot of time at home, I think I can totally knit all 24 ornaments by Christmas. It'll help me pass (and mark) the time in December. Then I'll only have another 2 and a half months to go ;0)

The patterns for these teeny ornaments (they are about and inch and a half long) are from another Sirdar booklet designed by Alan Dart. This one is number 298 and simply called "Advent Calendar."

I'm knitting them up from Knit Picks Palette wool with US 0 needles and they are actually knitting up pretty quickly. It's the sewing together of the tiny bits and pieces that is fiddly and time consuming. But they are just so cute that I can't stop knitting them ;0)

Four down, twenty one to go...

Happy knitting!


  1. Anonymous6:07 p.m.

    Oh those are darling little knits!!! Take care ~ I'm 31 weeks - hang in there :)

  2. So cute! A great idea! How's the nativity coming? :)

  3. Those little ornaments are so cute! I was wondering about the Nativity scene as well.

  4. Those are lovely! I'll have to try and find the book - my dream is to one day have only hand-crafted Christmas decorations (with a few obvious exceptions - tree, lights...). Good luck with baby - leading up to Christmas is a good time to rest (and of course, knit).

  5. Those are SO cute. I am going to find the pattern tomorrow (if I can!).
    Ah, obsession...
    Put your feet up and enjoy the time. And tell the little guy it's cold out here; he should stay put!

  6. Take care of yourself and the wee one! Thos ornaments are great!

  7. Those are SO cute. I have to get that book!

  8. Hi there! I've been reading for a while but thought I'd speak up. Put those feet up and knit knit knit! :)

    I'm 24 weeks pregnant right now.

    My first son who is now seven years old was born at 25 weeks. Can you imagine?! He's doing wonderfully now... a happy, energetic first grader who just lost another tooth.

    Keep your spirits up and your stress down and ... knit knit knit!

  9. Anonymous9:35 p.m.

    I wish you the best of luck with the rest of your pregnancy. Being 35 weeks right now, I have not had any contractions yet. I wish I knew what they felt like - lol.... cuz I'm damn nervous about them! Love your advent calendar. I wish I celebrated Xmas! Hope all is well - and stop by my blog sometime! I sent you an invite to your non-work email.

  10. Anonymous10:14 p.m.

    As a preemie (i was born somewhere around well, early I've not gotten a definite date out of my mum) I am giving my thoughts for babies to stay in until their due date or until they should come to play and grow up big and strong. I actually just wrote a little bit on this topic here (not to toot my own horn but maybe I'll give someone hope & inspiration.)

    {{hugs}} to all of you.

  11. Anonymous10:56 p.m.

    Sorry to hear about the early contractions. Nice though, that you see the positive side of it- more knitting time.

    Hope baby is in there, healthy and happy.

  12. Anonymous1:08 a.m.

    so cute, anny! hope you are feeling well and enjoy these few remaining months with Julian as the only - you'll both cherish the time always.

  13. What adorable knits! So cute. What a nice way to spend your "waiting time" too ... under the circumstances.

    Think happy thoughts!

  14. Adorable knits. :) You take it easy and keep that little guy cooking for as long as possible. Feet up, knitting in hand and relax. :)

  15. Anonymous3:55 p.m.

    Just found your blog today and I am in love with the advent calendar!!! We are in desperate need of ornaments that can handled being played with and dropped down the stairs.
    Did you find the pattern in Canada? I have called all my stored today and no one has heard of it. Please help.

  16. These are soooo sweet. Thanks for sharing, and make sure you rest up - I was on bedrest for 3 mos. with my youngest so she wouldn't come too early.....and I didn't knit then!! Lydia

  17. Anonymous5:46 p.m.

    Those are completely adorable. Tell the little guy that you definitely need this break from work and extra knitting time, so stay put. Perhaps you should attempt to bribe him with a Dale of Norway sweater upon his arrival -- but don't finish it until he's actually due?

    Thinking good thoughts for you.

  18. Anonymous6:05 p.m.

    get some rest! It's hard enough the first time around but the second time around with work and a toddler can be so exhausting. Love all the cute little's not for me. The weaving/sewing is enough to make me feel faint.

  19. Anonymous8:20 p.m.

    The ornaments are adorable! I had to skim through quickly because my mom is an ornament addict, we need a bigger tree (okay maybe a couple of them) to put all the ornaments we have on.

  20. Anonymous6:40 a.m.

    Amazing. Those are so cute! Wish I was getting as much knitting done!


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