Monday, February 27, 2012

More finished baby items

Josh's cousin's baby shower is Saturday.  I finished the third thing I was making today.  I didn't think I'd get two things finished, let alone three!  I was busy all weekend and my hands hurt a bit now, but that just means I'm doing it right. ;)  So here are the gifts: 



From the top, the Garter-Stitch Baby Kimono,  the inside to show how it ties, a close up of the buttons, the Twinkle Twinkle Bonnet, a close up of the smocking, and Saartjes Booties.  I really like how the set turned out.  They're girly but not super girly and the blue buttons really add something I think. :)  I hope the mom-to-be likes them. :)

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Seen at work

I work at our school's archives and we come across some interesting items as we're processing the collections.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Baby stuff updates

So my sister-in-law had her baby Monday.  Josh and I made a very quick trip to Buffalo to be there.  They didn't know what they were having so it was a surprise, hence the fairly neutral gift I made.  They had a girl and named her Charlotte Marie.  She's adorable of course. :)

I've started the gift for the baby shower March 3rd.  I'm making the Garter Stitch Baby Kimono right now.  I'm planning on making some booties too and maybe a hat, but I'm not super speedy, so we'll see...  Here's the progress so far:
I'm onto the sleeves now (as you can see) and am having serious ladder issues.  More than I've had with dpns in a long time.  I'm hoping they'll resolve once I can work with them a bit.  Anyhow, I love how it's turning out so far.  I bought some really pretty light denim blue buttons to pull out the blue in the yarn, and got the same buttons in the smaller size for the booties.  I really like this sweater and the yarn is gorgeous.