Monday, May 14, 2007

Knitting for other people's babies

I'm working on a knitting a pair of baby socks for my husband's co-worker who's expecting her second child in a few months. They're a pair of teeny, tiny socks knit in very soft baby blue cashmerino, which is merino wool with a little bit of cashmere in it. I started and re-started them about three times last week and I finally got the cuff and the body done and now I need to turn the heel and I have no idea how to do that. I need to make a trip to the LYS (local yarn store) and beg for help so I can finish them before the child's too big to wear them.

While this is the first pair of baby socks I've made I've been making baby blankets for about a year now. It's a little depressing because I keep knitting baby blankets for other people and I have to wonder when will I get to knit a baby blanket for myself? Infertility sucks and it sucks even more when everyone you know is pregnant. There's so much uncertainty and that drives me crazy. You're spending a lot of money on something that isn't even guaranteed to get you pregnant and you have to wait for what seems like an eternity. It's been a little over a year since our failed cycle of IVF. We decided to try IUI again since we don't have the immediate funds for another round of IVF right now so I called last week to make an appointment with our RE (Reproductive Endocrinologist) and the soonest they could see us is JULY! Ridiculous. Babies aren't getting made on their own around here.

So in the meantime, I'll keep knitting socks and blankets for other people's babies and hope that someday I'll be knitting my own.

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