April 26, 2006


I’m finishing up Rosebud (but that’s not the news). I’m just doing the crochet edging for the armholes and neck, but I can only do it for short periods of time because it hurts my hand, especially with the stiff silk yarn.

But that’s ok, because it gives me time to tell you something that would probably be made clear by my modelling of the completed top. The big news around here is that I’m pregnant! Just finished the first trimester, so we’re starting to tell the world. And Rosebud is my first official pregnancy knitting — I made the maternity top version. (Hence the potential revelation in the modelling — I’m not showing yet, though the top makes my non-pregnancy related belly roundness a little too obvious, in my opinion! I clearly can’t wear it until I can claim it’s all due to the baby!).

While we’re very excited, of course, I don’t want this blog to become all about the pregnancy and (with luck) the baby — not that I won’t share it with you, but I’ll try to keep the focus on the knitting. I think I’ll probably end up starting a separate blog for baby-related stuff, which may be slightly more private (i.e. I might password protect it, but I’ll be happy to give out the password to whoever asks for it — I just don’t know if I want this all available (and associated with my name, since this isn’t an anonymous blog) to the very public world of the internet). But I’ll let you know if/when that happens.

In the meantime, you can expect to see some little knitted things in the near future… perfect stash-busting projects!

Posted by Aven at April 26, 2006 06:50 PM

Ha, that’s what I said at first too. I didn’t want to burden my friends with my “breeding”. I even made a separate journal. But then being a parent becomes your whole life, and is the reason that you can go days without knitting ;-) I really enjoy reading mommy knitting blogs, because I can get both fixes at once.


Posted by: Ariel at April 26, 2006 07:51 PM

Congrats! I can honestly say that I wouldn’t mind baby blogging. Yes, I come here for the knitting but also for the knitter. So baby blog away, IMO!

Posted by: sachi at April 26, 2006 08:12 PM

Congratulations again!! I can’t wait for all the new knitting projects!

Posted by: Jeannie at April 26, 2006 08:36 PM

I love reading about the kidlets of other people but you are right about safety. However, great knitting projects! Cute and instant gratification.

By the way…yeah!

Posted by: Laurie at April 26, 2006 08:49 PM


Posted by: canKNITian at April 26, 2006 09:08 PM

Congrats Aven!

Posted by: Jill at April 26, 2006 09:13 PM

Woohoo!!! A BIG congrats to you and Mark! :) Good idea about waiting after the 1st trimester, I did that all but once and it hurt more to tell people a bad news than a happy one.

Aven wishing you a very healthy and peaceful pregnancy, you will be a great mom. :)

Posted by: ~Jo~ at April 26, 2006 09:33 PM

Congratulations! Feel free to blog about the baby, I’d be happy to hear how you’re doing.

Posted by: Maryann at April 26, 2006 09:36 PM

AAVVVVEEEENNN!!!!!! Omg, I am so so so thrilled for you two!!! We can go through this together a bit — #2 is en route, though I’m about a month behind you (just finished 8 weeks). You two will be fabulous parents…congratulations a million times. Cheers from California!

Posted by: at April 26, 2006 11:00 PM

Great news! Congratulations and best wishes!

Posted by: Mary de B at April 27, 2006 03:53 AM

Yippee! I told everyone at the SnB last night and they are all so excited! You should have seen the look on Deny’s face!

Posted by: Dani at April 27, 2006 07:23 AM

Congratulations! I’m so happy for you!

Posted by: Lydia at April 27, 2006 10:31 AM

That is SUCH wonderful news. :) Congratulations to the both of you. Separate blog or not, I am interested in hearing about it, as well as the knitting!

Posted by: Kathleen at April 27, 2006 12:33 PM

Congratulations! It is always good to have more reasons to knit:) Blog about whatever you want; my favourite blogs talk about life/interests/thoughts as well as knitting. I usually lurk, but this was a great reason to delurk.

Posted by: shelley at April 27, 2006 12:50 PM

yay, i’m so happy for you! congrats!!

Posted by: laura at April 27, 2006 06:46 PM

I have missed some SnB sessions so I didn’t know until know that I was checking on you.
Congratulations. It’s so exciting. And all the cute knitting, OMG!
If you start the blog, do give me the password!

Posted by: Maria at April 28, 2006 03:57 PM

Yeahhhhhhhhh :) I’m so happy for you, Mark and Tigger Aven :) thrilled to pieces. What’s the due date? October something? I’d be honoured to hear about your pregnancy on this blog and about your baby..with pictures as you progress :) By all means share your pregnancy..no need to make another blog..but if you want to..make sure I have the second blog address ;) Are you going to be staying in Sackville or moving somewhere else Aven?

Posted by: jan at April 28, 2006 03:58 PM

Wow! Congratulations! We’ll be able to swap grandparents’ stories with your Mom and Dad. Hope all goes well - get lots of sleep.

Marie and John

Posted by: Aunt Marie at April 28, 2006 05:33 PM

Oops, sorry Marie (and John) — I was trying so hard to be good and not let anyone know before the Official Announcement, that we’ve hardly called anyone yet. Good thing you’re a blogger, eh?! (Look what you’ve done to your relatives, Aven, making us all blog addicts!) Love you all three, er, four, including Tigger, not to speak of your very wonderful Blog Friends. Hi, demoness knitters and good buddy-esses!

Posted by: Mom at April 28, 2006 09:47 PM

Yea, a baby! Congratulations! I’d love to hear your pregnancy/baby news however understand if you want to keep most of it in a more private venue. So exciting … a baby’s room to plan, and the wee things to buy.

Posted by: Paula at April 29, 2006 12:16 AM

Congratulations, Aven and Mark! That’s so great! And blog the mommy stuff too.

Posted by: Carrie K at April 29, 2006 12:33 AM

congrats!!! :)

Posted by: kelly at May 1, 2006 06:47 PM