Saturday, February 2, 2013

Baby Projects

 I thought April had all the showers? but instead it appears to be February. I guess that is fair since the ladies I know are mostly due March/April.
So we start with the combo pack. This lovely lady is one of my very good friends. I got to meet up with her when she was just under twelve weeks along. I was thrilled that they were able to announce at the end of the summer, and quickly went out and bought some yellow yarn. I was going to finish the blankie with a little green, but couldn't find a yarn I loved.

The day they found out boy/girl I double checked the name we talked about (she is being named after Grandmothers) and ran home from school to paint. Blankie, board, and a little stuffed giraffe went in the mail immediately. Next weekend I get to see that baby bump again. Can't Wait!!

 This little lady is a happy honeymoon babe. Lady bugs have been her mother's passion/obsession for a while, so I knew that had to be included. Fun coincidence, our school colors were purple and gold.

Next weekend is also the shower for baby boy Madix. Yes, you read that correctly. I will be traveling to Ohio for one bestie's shower and returning for a coworkers shower the next day. Saturday and Sunday, both babied up.
 Jameson is another Ohio sorority sister. His parents were married just two weeks after me, and their wedding was our honeymoon trip. Guess we missed the memo about having kiddo's right away ;-)
Mom is decking out the nursery in owl adorable woody's stuff. The board turned out a little darker than I liked, but it suited the theme, so I hope she likes.

So this was my quickest blankie ever. Two weeks to completion. Started New Years day, apparently football and knitting worked well for me. Still need to sew the ends in, but that is just my life story. I could see a lot of these being made in my future.

Current Project, loving the texture! Not as quick as the previous, but still nice. I have used up one ball of yarn, and hopefully will make a large dent in the second this weekend.

It did turn out a little skinnier than I would like. As is my style, I shrank the pattern by a few repeats, but I didn't take into account that I'd switched yarns as well. I like little car seat size blankies instead of full crib size blankets, but may have made this one a little too little.
Just knitting away otherwise. Making a dent in the yarn stash, slowly.

As of yet, there is no move date, so the stash does not have an expiration date either. I have purchased the second set of drawers. It contains some stash, some completed blankies, my needles, books, and other odds &ends.

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