Mini Aran Complete

I finished Owen’s mini Aran sweater a little over a month ago, but never got around to doing an FO post on it until now. Here it is:

The pattern is Baby Poonam, a free Berroco pattern. In the original pattern, the cables just sort of end after reaching their point of maximum horizontal travel. Maybe it’s not clear what I mean by this, but if you compare the photos above to those on the pattern page, I think you’ll see.  Looking at that pattern, it seemed to me that the eye sort of fills in the rest of the cable after it ends in the pattern. I like cables and saw no reason to have them end in empty space, so I just filled them in. I knit this in the 6 month size with Cascade 220 Superwash on circular US4′s and 6′s. Owen will be 8 months old in 5 days!  Hopefully it will fit him for the rest of sweater weather season this year.


  

Yes Sir, That’s my Baby

Some news is so big, it’s hard to figure how it best fits into a blog post, which is basically the only reason I haven’t blogged about it sooner. We’re having our first baby in August. I am excited to meet him. We had our first ultrasound this Thursday.  Above you can see our first view of the little guy with his little, revolutionary fist raised. He’s got a pretty beefy looking little bicep for a banana-sized person, don’t you think?

The ultrasound technology really amazed me. I hadn’t really researched what the ultrasound would look like before we went (which in retrospect kind of surprises me. I always research things!) Here is a movie of the 3D rendering. In this one he rubs his eye and touches his nose and cheek:

He weighs in at about 12 oz (0.34 kg). In this one I think it looks kind of like he’s laughing:

In the more traditional 2D ultra sound view, you can see his heart beating, and his spine. He kicks and wiggles around a bit:



  

Baby Seagull

Have you ever seen a baby seagull? I never had, but my family was visiting last week, and we saw this one on the roof of a building in Portland, ME:

They have polka dotted heads. I think the mother was clever in choosing a roof whose gravel pattern was similar to the coloration of the chick. I got some stills too: