Monday, April 28, 2008


Remember the Eater Egg sweater? I used some more unravelings from the original messed-up fair isle to crochet a little brimmed hat, modeled here by my lovely five-day-old daughter, Maria Louise McGrath. Though the pregnancy went fairly smoothly, and the delivery amazingly so, I have been a little preoccupied. Maria Louise was born (officially) 4 days early, though we were expecting her any time after the tenth or so. We just kept having time to check things off, like going to see Candide at Lincoln Center (April 12), seeing friends, giving a presentation on Germany for Coco's class, then going to the German feast. But the real tie-up-loose-ends day was Tuesday, when we mailed off the two gifts shown below, plus a Get Well card for Great Grandma and a Happy 70th Birthday card to my mom, then went to the Food Coop to do our shopping for the week. At supper that night (the second day of Spring Break from school, when I asked the kids what we should do the next day--zoo, botanic garden, library--Coco piped up extremely insistently "HAVE THE BABY!" Turns out she knew what she was talking about.

EZ baby sweater for Lily in Alabama

Ann Norling fruit hat for Georgia in Texas