Friday, January 27, 2012

On family

I'm an aunt again! Sometimes I forget that I'm a tía at all, because CP's entire family lives on another continent. I've met my nephews, brother-in-law and sister-in-law exactly one time, so thinking of them as family still seems a little odd. And since we never see them, no one ever calls me Tía Kristen (which, by the way, doesn't exactly roll off the tongue). But, with the newest addition to their brood making her appearance yesterday, I was reminded that I am, in fact, an aunt, and should be knitting accordingly.

The good news is, we will be visiting Peru next month, and my mother-in-law is going to meet us there, so if I finish a baby sweater in time, I can give it to her to pass along.  Which of these seems like I might be able to finish it in two weeks?

I'll be knitting a 6 month size, since that's about when the weather will turn cold in Santiago. I'm thinking Baby Sophisticate looks simplest, but is it too boring? And more importantly, do I have yarn for any of these sweaters? I guess I'll have to answer that question myself.

(As a side note, I fully understand that children born in Spanish-speaking countries will, obviously, speak Spanish. It is just as normal, run-of-the-mill, everyday as the fact that I was born in the U.S. and therefore speak English. But as someone who learned Spanish as a foreign language, part of me still finds it astounding when small children speak it--like they're little linguistics geniuses tottering around speaking in tongues.)


Minding My Own Stitches said...

Congratulations Auntie! For little ones I like front open sweaters like Maile and Cascade - much easier to wrestle them into them and to flip them out of the way for fast changes!

Alrischa said...

I really like Sophisticate. Simple is good on babies :)