Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Project in the Works

We just got back from vacationing in Copper Harbor, MI and while I'm planning a post on our trip, I don't have the time today. But I wanted to share something I've been working on.

I'm a very novice knitter, but I love doing it. Unfortunately up until this recent project, I've stuck mostly to scarves and dishcloths. But I was inspired when I visited a specialty yarn store a few weeks ago.

This is the result:

It's a hat and blanket for Caleb. I had to adapt the pattern for the hat as it was for a very small preemie. Even so, this one turned out smaller than I thought. I plan on trying another before he's born and making it even bigger.

My thoughts behind doing these for Caleb were that I wanted him to have something made by me that smells like me (haven't decided how to accomplish this yet) to have with him, if for some reason we have to be separated for any period of time after his birth.

It's not something I like to think about but I want to be prepared if it happens. Tomorrow is our 22 week MCA scan and also a growth scan which they do every 3-4 weeks. The perinatologist gave us the thumbs us to go on vacation after an early scan last Wednesday so it's been 8 days since he was last looked at.

Thanks for lifting Caleb up in prayer these past weeks!


Heidi said...

Wow, for some reason reading that you are 22 weeks just really struck me.


Bethany said...

Praying for you, Rachel!

Jennifer Ross said...

You did a great job making that cute little hat and blanket. I can knit blankets, but never a hat. So happy to hear that all of the scans are coming out so wonderful for Caleb!

Sara said...

Sweet little blanket and hat. I can't believe you are already 22 weeks either. yeah! I was so happy to hear that the scan went well today. Praise God for his protection over that little guy. Thinking of you and continually praying for you all!

Thanks for the fruit fly trap idea... I will have to give it a try:)