Who knew?!

Last year we attended the wedding of a middle-aged couple, whom I will call “Mr. and Mrs. N”.    Both bride and groom had been married before; in fact, she had a son in junior high, and his youngest was in high school, with one son at Harvard. Last summer, they became first-time grandparents when his daughter had a little girl.    We were happy that they had found each other, and have been pleased to see them settle in to the life of “old married people”.  The new family has become a fixture at church, where he serves many roles, including church treasurer, Lay Eucharistic Minister (LEM), and school board member.

Our paths cross a lot, as DH and I are also LEMs, and I also serve on the school board.    You’re wondering why I’m telling you all this, eh? Sunday, Fr. Chad announced that he wasn’t supposed to announce the fact, so he would just say that St. Patrick’s should be ready to throw a baby shower for them.  Talk about surprised – no one knew!  I was told last night that the due date for this baby is May.  Hey, you have to give a knitter more notice than that!  Mrs. N’s  a little chubby, and now that I know, I suppose she shows, but I hadn’t guessed.

Whip out the size 10’s, drop all sock knitting, and begin production on a baby blanket!  Actually, I found this pattern in my files, and I like it a lot.  It involves  a yo, slip one knitwise, knit two, then pass the slipped stitch over the two knit stitches.  This pattern unit moves over one stitch every other right-side row, giving the diagonal pattern.  Its texture is very pleasing to the eye and hand. 

There is a matching layette of sweater, booties, and cap that won’t be knitted, due to the short notice.  It probably would have been just the booties, anyway, for a May baby in Louisiana.  The blanket in white will be nice for the Christening.



  1. Marsha said,

    March 5, 2009 at 9:42 am

    Pretty! And you are making great progress too.

  2. Knitnana said,

    March 6, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    I’m hoping they’re delighted with their news, and that’s just a lovely gift you’re on the way to completing!!!

  3. AlisonH said,

    March 8, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Wow. Cool. My mom was just telling me tonight of her friends who had a baby in their mid to late 40’s, whose son is now in his 20’s, who tell everyone that having him was the best thing they ever did.

    Congratulations to the new parents-to-be!

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