Thursday, March 28, 2013

God Made All the Colors

When I expressed my concern that this baby set would not be "boyish enough", Katie reassured me that she loves the colors.  "God made all the colors, Mom," she said.  And that was all the reassurance I needed as I continued to knit.  I am in love with this completed set.  :)  The colors make me happy, and I look forward to seeing my grandson wearing the set.  

Cardigan: Paxton Baby Jacket
Booties: EviePants All In One Booties
Hat: Basic Baby Hat

Adriafil Knitcol: dk superwash wool

(Katie, you will want to wash these in cold water if you don't want them to felt).


Knit With Love

This sweet little blanket was a joy to knit for Katie's baby.  I chose the pattern and color before she knew her baby would be a boy.  The blanket took about 5 months from start to finish, and it was knit with love and prayers for the baby and his parents.  

THE PATTERN: Pine Forest Baby Blanket
THE YARN: Berroco Vintage DK
MODIFICATIONS: I alternated stockinette sections with the lace sections.  The original pattern is made completely with the lace stitches. The finished blanket measures 38" x 32".

Only another week or so before the expected arrival of my grandson.  I cannot wait to meet him!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A Blanket for a Boy

Here is another blanket with mitered corners, this time made by my 17-year-old daughter for her sister, Katie.  Katie's baby is due in a just few more weeks, and we are all so excited!

The baby shower was yesterday, and so now I will finally be able to post pictures of some of the baby items I've been knitting and sewing.  (I didn't want to spoil the surprise in case Katie reads this blog).  

Today, however, this blanket sewn by Ellen is the highlight.  When we went shopping for fabric, I was in complete disagreement with Ellen's fabric choices. She was adamant, and we ended up buying the brown plaid flannel and the big polka-dots fabric.  Wow, was I ever wrong about the fabric!  It's perfect.  So manly and unique.  Just perfect for Katie, Michael, and their baby boy.  I have a feeling this blanket will become their favorite.  By the way, I did have to apologize for my misgivings about Ellen's fabric choice.  Next time I will trust her.  :))))
  Sisters.  Don't they look alike?!

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Baby Baby Baby

For some time now, I have wanted to sew one of these blankets with mitered corners.  You know the blankets I'm talking about: where the backing fabric comes around to the front and forms a border with mitered corners, the blankets with an abundant number of tutorials on the internet, like here, and here, and here, and here....  Well, I finally sewed one such blanket for baby Grayson, and I'm wondering why I never made one before; it was that easy.  


Now to pick out more fabric and sew another for my grandson due in four weeks.  (Only four more weeks or so and I'll have another grandson!!!!!  Forgive the exclamation marks, but yes, I'm that excited!)

Speaking of that yet-unborn grandson, when my daughter asked me to recover some outdated bumper pads for a special cradle, I happily obliged.  Katie picked out the fabric, and I made the reversible bumper pads, little quilt, and coordinating sheets. The cradle was lovingly made for my son-in-law when he was a baby.  His grandfather made the cradle, and now 20-some years later his great-grandson will sleep in that same bed.  I love the tradition that is being passed down through the generations.

Lastly, this sweet picture shows 10-days-old baby Grayson with his Aunt Emily, my baby, now 7.  I am so blessed.

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Sunday, March 03, 2013

A New Baby to Love

My grandson, born last week, sweet baby Grayson:

I love him so much!