So in my silence over the past month I’ve been knitting, working on our house, chasing after my incredibly busy 14th month old and now trying to find some relief from this heat.
What to talk about first…knitting of course.
Many moons ago I met woman at the yarn shop where I used to work. As it happens, we would talk when ever she came in and as it also happens the conversation turned to our personal lives and our journey toward motherhood. I reached my destination before her but always continued to support her and her efforts. Well after much hard work she’s almost there. Her babies (yes babies, she’s been blessed with twins) are arriving next month. What knitter doesn’t welcome the opportunity to knit for the wee ones and two to boot. As I’ve learned over the years only another knitter can truly appreciate (there are exceptions) the time and love and number of stitches that goes into a project. And when that projects/projects are Baby Surprise Jackets well…Elizabeth was right, the mother and fellow knitter was charmed.
I wish you could see these in person…I’m in love with both. The yarn is Socks That Rock, medium weight, one skein of each with some to spare. “Pebbles” for the girl and “Falcon’s Eye” for the boy. I started the girl’s first, loved the hints of green in it and wanted to pick up that color for the boy. With only 3 days to knit I called Blue Moon Fiber Arts, begged that they put in the mail asap( I ordered it on Thursday, got in on Saturday),which they did and it was gift wrapped and delivered on Wednesday. I can’t thank Blue Moon enough!!! They heard the urgency in voice and took pity… Just one more reason to love knitters.
Thank you Mum for sewing on the buttons. She gets so annoyed with me saying to do such a good job on the knitting but then totally mess up the buttons.
Can you say sweet? I never, ever get tired of knitting this pattern. It is knitting at its best. Thank you EZ.
At her baby shower the host asked everyone to bring a onesie and the game was for the mom to figure who gave which one based on what it said. I wasn’t able to stay for the fun that day but I made up for it.
Of course I got one of these for Kira too. Who could resist?
I tried to find something that looked boyish while still reflecting the knitter/mom. She loved it. Both were purchased from Cafe Press. If you’ve never visited that site. It’s a great source for knitting themed items.
I can’t wait to meet them…..