At the moment, you knit a kicky-young-mama-in-the-Springtime shawl. The nesting urge can wait a week or two.
Fountain Pen Shawl by Susan Lawrence, from Spring 2009 Interweave.
The yarn is Cascade Alpaca Lace, purchased from (sniff!) The Point, on the advice of my friend Mary, who thinks I need to wear more purple.
The nupps, they are killing me. I love my Lantern Moons, but their tips are not made for nupp-making. And since this is the project I took with me to Hawaii, I didn't have any other needles to switch to--and really, I don't think even Addi Laces would really help matters. I've decided to cheat--I'm making smaller nupps. One yarnover, and that's it. It looks fine, and I just couldn't take it anymore. Other than that, the shawl is delightful to knit, and I think I'm mostly mistake-free.
You would think--or anyway I would think--that I would be more interested in knitting baby things. And I am--I am queueing away, for sure. But I don't feel like I know this baby yet. There's no evidence of baby in there beyond the queasiness and the heaviness and the tiredness; it's really just me feeling all of that. Little Roo has yet to make his presence known. And so--I knit for me, for now anyway.