Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Yarn Along: New Addition Shaping Up

~ Two of my favorite things are knitting and reading, and the evidence of this often shows up in my photographs.  I love seeing what other people are knitting and reading as well. So, what are you knitting or crocheting right now? What are you reading? Take a photo and share it either on your blog or on Flickr. Leave a link below to share your photo with the rest of us! ~

One of the chief reasons I've been an absentee blogger of late is that we are working on a new addition to our family.  No, I'm not about to get adult-rated on you.  The Moose Family have officially started the process to adopt another baby.

Because I don't get to "expect" in the traditional way, I decided long ago that, at a minimum, my children would leave the hospital wearing something I had knit them.  And when we were not a part of Moose's birth, I decided I would make a Birth Box for each of my children: containing anything we did get from their birth, a copy of the profile we used for their respective adoptions, and their very own hand-knit that they wore home from the hospital.

Moose left the hospital in a very novicely-made kimono sweater that, I am ashamed to say, I made from green dishcloth cotton (I had not yet been introduced to the world of luxury yarn yet . . .).

So as we begin to prepare for Baby Moose, I needed a new sweater and turned to the Coffee Bean sweater pattern I've been eying for ages.

Because we don't know whether we will be blessed with a girl or boy, I'm knitting gender-neutral again, although this time with luscious Spud & Chloe Sweater yarn.  My intention is to complete everything except for buttons, and add on buttons on our way to pick up Baby Moose: I spied pink daisies (for a girl) and red race cars (for a boy) at one of my LYS that will do nicely.

As for reading, mostly it has been adoption paperwork for me. 

Please come join in the Yarn Along fun with Ginny at Small Things!


  1. We finally finished our adoption this Spring (long journey) congrats on adopting again! I love knitting baby things! Have fun!

  2. Lovely colours for a little person. Hope the process is successful soon.
    Enjoy making the little pretties.

  3. I need to knit a Coffee Bean while I still have someone who fits in one--have liked that pattern for a long time.

    Hope your new little person and your family find each other soon! Congratulations!

  4. Oh I love that little yellow and white! How exciting, take good care!