The Front of "Fredenburg"
I'd been neglecting my knitting projects for so long that, when I finally sat at my desk to design and swatch a baby sweater for my friend Kristianna, I felt like I'd come home again. My fingers longed for the motions and I didn't realize that it would feel THAT good to knit again.
Kristi and I were talking on the phone the other day and I found out that she is now 31 weeks pregnant. Almost there. And I reminded her that it's going to hurt.
I don't know nothin' 'bout birthin' babies, but with all the screaming I hear the laboring ladies do, I can infer that it's no damned walk in the park. I can also infer that this screaming is different than the screaming one might do when you're in the process of getting the baby makin' process going. IfyouknowwhatImean.
Some of the Softest Yarn You'll Ever Touch
So, I was driving home from Hancock Fabrics after our conversation and thinking about the pain that my girl was going to go through (I hate to see the people I care about in pain. I cried when I saw my cousin Denise in labor.). And I said a little prayer for her. And it went a little something like this:
Please make sure that Kristi's baby doesn't have a big head. And if she has to be in pain, let it be for like 30 seconds. I think that's long enough to get the point across. Oh, and please give Kristi a little extra elasticity in her "special area" so that if the baby does have a humongous head, it just slides out.
That's how I talk to God. I keeps it real.
This design will be named "Fredenburg", (pronounced FREEdenburg) for little Baby Fredenburg.