Posts Tagged ‘ babies ’

While Nick and Rachael were visiting this week, they let us babysit Gavin for the evening while they went out to eat/get food poisoning. Seriously. I’m glad we stayed home with the munchkin.

Notice the coaster. Makes crawling on the floor so much more fun. And slippery.

How big is Gavin?  Sooooo big!

Uncle Dave is so big too!

Dave? Are you out there, Dave? Stop grilling and let me step on you!

That’s better.

Kisses through the glass. That boy looooves his Uncle Dave.  Come back soon! We’ll babysit anytime 🙂

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Harry the Heffalump

Meet Harry.

Harry has been my constant companion these last three days. Now that he’s finished he’s resting in the cradle and gearing up to be lil HuYoung’s first stuffed animal – made with love.

This free pattern is from Susan B. Anderson, and although it’s time consuming, I think the end result was worth it. I love how the color scheme turned out, and I especially love Harry’s giant head! Don’t expect me to be making any more of these any time soon though. I need a break from counting stitches! It’s hard to watch Glee while counting Knit 3, knit 2 together, knit 3, knit 2 together…..

Knitting Projects

IMG_5743To me, Fall heralds the beginning of Knitting Season. Some people can knit all through the Summer, but here in the South it’s not easy.  I did manage to knit a blanket (a blanket!) during the months of April-July, but I called it quits after that.

I started a new blanket this fall; recipient undetermined at this point. It’s a really fun yellow color. I hate that yellow is considered one of those “neutral” baby colors – I love yellow right now.IMG_5744

After the last blanket I made, I swore I would never knit another blanket -crochet is much faster. But breaking a promise made to yourself isn’t really breaking a promise, is it?  It’s more like changing your mind, right?  Right. What did change my mind in this case is that two of my friends (who I recently taught to knit!) have started knitting blankets. Yes, beginners knitting blankets.  I will not be outdone. It’s on.

IMG_5748 These little bibs are so cute (at least I think so) and easy to knit up. These two don’t have buttons yet, so they are still technically works in progress. I love the nubby texture of double seed stitch.IMG_5750

And there you have it! Baby blankets and baby bibs. Knitting baby gifts will consume all your knitting time if you let it.  Hmmm…time to find some grown up knitting projects.  Gloves, anyone?