Friday, May 11, 2007

A Work in Progress

I do have a number of things on the needles right now, but nothing seems to be finishing very quickly. As I get more and more pregnant, I am finding that I am more and more tired and unable to complete more than a few rows a night. Thus, today I have only works in progress to show to you.

I have actually started knitting some baby things. Now, don't get excited because it's blue... we still don't know what we are having, but I figured since we have so many left over pink clothes from when Bunny was a babe, I would try my best to even things out a bit. Anyone recognize this? It's the placket neck sweater from Last Minute Knitted Gifts. I love this book. I originally wasn't going to get it, but I became sold on the book when I saw the number of amazing chevron scarves that were being knitted out of it. I am knitting the sweater in some Rowan dk cotton that I scored off of the Destash blog.

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I am also making some headway on the Chevron Scarf that is being knit for a special someone. I don't think that she reads the blog, but just in case, I won't mention her name. Of course, if she does happen to read the blog, she will know instantly that it is for her... no one else I know wears this much pink!


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I am also about halfway done the secret project that I showed you a few days ago. I can't wait to get this off the needles and into the hands of the person that needs it. I am woefully behind on delivery, but there are some reasons for that which I will share in a minute.

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Ok, onto the real reason that I am so behind on my knitting. (Warning: baby stuff ahead...)

I went to the doctor yesterday and found out that my iron is seriously low. This means that there really is a reason for my being so tired all the time. I need to get an iron supplement and take it daily and hopefully that will help.

And, we also got some somewhat scarier news... turns out between my last 2 sets of bloodwork, my white blood cells and platelets have dropped and this puts me in the low end of acceptable for these numbers. What they are telling me is that I will need to have my bloodwork done regularly and that they will monitor these levels closely. The bottom line is that if it drops too much, they will need to deliver the baby early. And, if I make it to term and the number is too low, they won't be able to give me an epidural. I guess that this can happen to some pregnant women and that the concern is that it affects blood clotting. So, we are keeping our fingers (and my knees) crossed in the meantime. If I can make it another 6 weeks, I will be considered full term. Wish me luck.

7 comments:

shhh it's a secret said...

good luck!

Australoknitticus said...

Good wishes & crossed fingers (& legs) for you. We'll have to start feeding you iron rich stuff at knit night. Mmmmm liver....
PS- I did your meme thing, but I don't know if I got the linking stuff right, it links back to you anyway...

granolagirl said...

Good luck with the platelets, just think positive, platelet making thoughts all the time "I have tons of platelets they are multiplying like crazy" as you own wacky mantra. So excited to meet the monkey, but I definitely want to wait at least 6 weeks...

Lucy said...

You (and that baby) can do it. You'll be in my thoughts.

Australoknitticus said...

It's me again, I tagged you for something on my blog if you wanna play.

carmelclose said...

Tag you're it - the devil made me do it - seven random things, have a look at my recent post. I see that Autraloknitticus got ya as well....

Knitting Bandit said...

Good wishes being sent to you. Now that yarn cmes in such interesting fibers like bamboo, seawood, soy and corn, to name a few, I imagine that somewhere out there is some iron enriched yarn! Quick! Somebody find some for the little mama!