Cruel Jokes

Well, at least we know that this son, too, will have a forceful personality. All of my needling amounted to naught, and yesterday my due date came and went. (And really, now he’s got to stay in there for a few more days–today is Jacob’s birthday, and I’d love for them to have at list a little time in between.)

The lack of knitting is driving me far crazier than the Extreme Pregnant.

(Taken the other day after Jacob fell asleep in the car on the way home from a play date. I got at least 5 rows before I couldn’t grip the needles anymore. Sigh.)

The crafting urge hasn’t gone away, though. Quite the contrary, since for various reasons I can’t “nest” at home as much as I’d like. The CTS isn’t affecting machine-sewing, so while generally speaking I don’t enjoy sewing nearly as much as I enjoy knitting, there’s been a lot of sewing going on around here. I can’t share most of it with you, sadly. But I figured that in lieu of another week of silence, you may enjoy seeing the crib quilt I’m currently making for a friend who gave birth right around the time of our move.

I finished the quilt top yesterday, and noticed while I was ironing it (in front of a window) that it looked like stained glass when the light came through.

Here’s what the actual top looks like. Now this just needs to be layered, quilted, and bound. But first, if you’ll excuse me, train-shaped cupcakes for a very special kid.

29 thoughts on “Cruel Jokes

  1. The quilt is gorgeous – stained glass indeed!! Hang in there with the bun in the oven! I’ll be thinking of you and your family!

  2. That quilt is absolutely beautiful! Lucky baby.
    Happy birthday Jacob x

  3. It’s beautiful. I love the quilt-as-stained-glass photo. Best wishes for the new little one, and Happy Birthday to Jacob

  4. That quilt top absolutely took my breath away! Sending you good thoughts, wishes and hopes in the coming days! xo

  5. Oh Amy ‘stained glass’ was the first thing I thought when I saw that quilt. I was worried earlier this year when my older daughter’s birthday came and my ex-husband’s wife hadn’t given birth yet, but luckily the baby came two days later–whew!!

    Happy Birthday to the sweetest little boy in KnitBlogland!

  6. Happy birthday, Jacob!

    The quilt is lovely, and I very much agree it looks like stained glass with the light coming through it 🙂 I’m glad you are able to entertain your crafty urges, even if knitting isn’t happening very much.

  7. Wow it DOES look like stained glass. Love it!

  8. Of course now that must be called the Stained Glass Quilt forevermore. Happy Birthday Jacob! I am trying to wait patiently to meet his little brother…

  9. WOW. That quilt is gorgeous. Good luck with the new little one–hopefully he comes soon!

  10. So pretty. Happy birthday to Jacob! (And, little dude, hang on for another couple days, ok?)

  11. That quit is exquisite! I LOVE it!

  12. Hang in there! My children’s birthdays are 6 days apart separated by two years. And my second is named Jacob 😉

  13. Awwww! Darn those babies and having a mind of their own! My daughter was 3 weeks early, so when I had my son, we thought for sure he would be early, but no 4 days late!

  14. Hi Amy, hope your get your happy birth-day soon, wishing you well from far away. We miss your smiling face at knit group here in Monterey.
    And happy birthday to Mr. Jacob

  15. That has got to be one of the most beautiful quilts I’ve ever seen. You have a great eye for color Amy! The CTS sucks – ugh. I’ve been lucky enough to avoid most swelling, etc. (knock on wood), but the fatigue is bad enough that the will to knit has been considerably less than usual. Sigh. The quilt is inspiring. Maybe once I’m on maternity leave I’ll pull out the sewing machine. Good luck girlie!
    xox, J

  16. Oh, your poor fingers. The quilt is beautiful though. Happy birthday to the birthday boy! 🙂

  17. That is a gorgeous (or handsome) quilt cover. I love the colour combinations you used.

  18. Happy Birthday to Jacob! I hope the little one stays baking a little longer.

    The quilt is just beautiful. It does look like stained glass to me too.

  19. Beautiful quilt. I’m kind of hoping that as I write this you are in labor. Or not! Don’t want to mess up Jacob’s birthday!

  20. before I read that it was a quilt and just looked at the picture, I thought it was stained glass!!!!

  21. I absolutely love the effect of the stained glass. Congratulations.

  22. that quilt is seriously awesome! what a fabulous gift. i guess we’ve got another virgo and not a leo, huh??

  23. Beautiful quilt!

    Do you use the NordicWare train pan? My nephew’s birthday is in October, and he’s kinda train obsessed. And also, how do you decorate them? He’s a huge frosting fan, so somehow I think only piping on accents wouldn’t go over so well.

  24. Oh, the quilt is stunning! I love the colors, the lines…. Just beautiful.

  25. The quilt is beautiful and train shaped cupcakes? Wow, that sounds way too cool. Happy birthday to Jacob and Good Luck with the little beastie.

  26. Happy birthday to Jacob! The quilt is wonderful! I hope you’re doing alright!

  27. Wow, the quilt is really gorgeous! Especially with the light shining through.

  28. Very beautiful. I agree, it looks a lot like stained glass.

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