(Confidential, to Amy: this time it is yes.)
I have never wanted to have a surprise party. I’ve been very vocal about this. I don’t know if it’s because of the parties when I was a kid that so few people showed up at–I mean, what kind of surprise party would I have had in sixth grade? “Surprise, there’s no party!” Or maybe it’s just because I am a slight control freak. Not about everything or even most things but definitely about a few, such as food and How Fusses Are made Over Me. It could even be due to the trainwreck of a surprise party that I was shanghaied into helping to plan many years ago that oh my god was such a disaster.
So no one has ever thrown me a surprise party, thank goodness.
Only I wonder now. Maybe I would like a surprise party. I’ve relaxed a lot. Ha ha, joke’s on me. Everyone already knows not to.
The surprise in Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Baby Surprise Jacket is that this:
turns into this:
and isn’t it adorable? The yarn is Union Center Knits Whatnot Sock. I’m sure you are shocked that I made a project with Joni yarn. Shocked.
The BSJ is one of my favorite things to knit. I’ve been saving this particular yarn and these buttons to make one with for a while.
So, this one time, Will and I were holding hands, and…
Let me try that again.
For Earth Day, Cotton Babies sent me a $25 gift certificate to show their appreciation for the fact that I’ve recommended them as a great place to buy diapers online. (Google alerts FTW, I’m guessing.) First of all, every PR and marketing person dealing with the web should take note. They didn’t just target a bunch of bloggers who might possibly be interested in their product if they’d ever heard of it, and demand free advertising int he form of “a mention.” Instead they targeted people who already use their product and showed their appreciation. HOW REVOLUTIONARY. I used the credit to buy myself a Diva Cup. And I said, to anyone who would listen, that if I went ahead and ordered it I wouldn’t need it. Murphy, you know.
Well, the Diva Cup arrived on the day I finished knitting the Baby Surprise Jacket, based on a hunch, and went out and bought a pregnancy test, based on the same hunch.
The first test in the box didn’t work, which is just how my luck goes with these dumb things. This time it wasn’t actually defective, it just didn’t work because I stupidly followed the directions on the box and it turns out that five seconds isn’t enough pee at all. So the second one worked fine because I didn’t follow the directions. And it was positive.
So (we hope) Sam will be a big brother sometime early in January.