Sugar And Spice ~ Mountain Mama

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sugar And Spice

The baby receiving the benefits of my knitting talent these days (and is providing a nice little distraction from the Norwegian Sweater) will be the daughter of an old college friend. My friend was a forestry major and in the Army Reserves and resented anything that reminded her she was a girl.

She didn't want to be a man, mind you, she just hated being associated with female adjectives like delicate, curvy, and hormonal.

I lost touch with her for a couple years and then, in a mass email announcement, I learned she had eloped. Very shortly after that (I'm not trying to imply anything here, it was very shortly afterward) she got pregnant--a delicate condition that creates curves and oozes hormones.

With twins.


And I knew the universe was unfolding as it should.

Now she is preggers again, but with a girl this time. Knowing her life is full of boyhood, and knowing she is the antithesis of girlygirl, I thought it might be nice to make this little jacket:

Smock Jacket from Celtic Knits by Debbie Bliss a nice gentle and not very girly color. Like forest green:

Knit Picks Gloss in Parsley

But the green yarn I have on hand wasn't hitting gauge. So off the the yarn shop I went. And I saw this:

Patons Classic Wool in Currant

...and I knew my universe was unfolding as it should.

Or maybe I just need to take a break from green and blue.


  1. That's going to be beautiful!

  2. Take a break from green?! *gasp*


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