Saturday, January 28, 2012

oh baby what a week

If you're the kind of person who procrastinates by perusing Friends' Activity on Ravelry (um, not I can be found doing that, like daily, or anything) , you might also be the person who makes up little stories based on what's faved & queued.  And if you are that person, and you're my Friend, you might be thinking "what's up with the  spike in  queuing baby knits?!"
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An Aviatrix Hat for a neighbor last week. I LOVE this pattern. It's a 3 hour knit.
Baby sweaters&baby booties &little hats & blankets ? Me with the 18 and 21 yr old sons? What's the deal?
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Meet Zoe Valentina, born last Saturday 1-21-12, my....wait for it...granddaughter ! To answer the questions possibly crossing your mind: yes, she is amazing. yes, I am very young to be a granny. The older one.  With us.  Nope, they get up, not us.  Have I knit a mountain of adorable tiny things for her? um..wellll....0509_GZucker0112famvar 
Not exactly. I finished this hat. The adorable coordinating booties came out  sized for a 1 year old. While they (the parents, not the too-big-booties) were in labor, I knit a newborn size booty but not yet its mate. There are 2 partially finished blankets, and plans for much much more. I don't know what happened-partly too many other knitting commitments, partly not as much knitting time as usual, partly superstition.
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Fortunately her great grandma, my mom, came through with beautiful knits: sweaters and hats and this fabulous and already much used cocoon. It is going to become my go-to baby gift knit, it's just so useful and sweet.
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Pretty sure this is the pattern she used, and though I was with her when she bought the yarn, I can't remember anything except we were at Kitschy Stiches and it's superwash.  The matching hat is too big....but she'll get there.
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 Late night with uncle and slightly sulking American Bulldog.

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24 Comments:

Blogger Carole Knits said...

I'm so happy for you! She will turn your word upside down in a very good way.

7:43 AM  
Anonymous Paula said...

Mazel Tov!

8:05 AM  
Blogger Lisa said...

How exciting!! Congrats!

9:14 AM  
Anonymous tess said...

Congratulations to all of you - Zoe is beautiful! It's easy to foresee a modeling career for her, she looks fabulous in handknits.

9:51 AM  
Anonymous Samantha said...

what a cutie!

10:11 AM  
Anonymous Mandy said...

Slightly sulking? The dog looks downright pissed. :)

Congrats, Granny!

11:00 AM  
Anonymous Kathy said...

She's beautiful! Congratulations!!

1:23 PM  
Blogger Cookie said...

Wow!

Congratulations!

2:41 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

She's a beauty!! Congratulations. I see a baby knits book in your future. ;)

4:26 PM  
Blogger 17th stitch said...

Wow! Congratulations!

5:53 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...

Congrats to you all! She's absolutely adorable. Now I have to go look up the cocoon.

7:11 PM  
Blogger maryse said...

Omg congratulations!!

8:09 PM  
Blogger Mary Lou said...

Sweet pictures - since I am a deadbeat friend and have sent nothing, glad to see your mother came thru!

9:37 PM  
Blogger LoriAngela said...

Many blessings. Lucky girl.

10:42 PM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Well, I am sure there will be many handknits from you wrapped around her in the future. What I notice in the hear and now are how many arms are wrapped around her, which I think even knitters will agree is more important.

Many good wishes and congratulations!

11:27 PM  
Blogger Trinity said...

Congratulations! Poor puppy has been demoted :)

I knit a sleep sack for a shower recently with the owl stitch pattern circling the top. It was super easy and fun to knit and got lots of oohs and aahs at the shower. That pattern looks great, too!

12:04 AM  
Blogger Bullwinkle said...

Congratulations! Love the sleep sack - it might be my new favorite baby knit :)

6:57 AM  
Blogger gayle said...

Congratulations! You're going to love having a handy baby to knit for... 8)

8:41 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family and your attitude that goes with it, Grandma!

11:17 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Congratulations, Gale! She is so beautiful! Loving the baby knits, too.

9:29 AM  
Blogger Kristin Nicholas said...

Wonderful! So sweet and beautiful. New adventures - knitting and others. My very best for all of you!
Kristin

7:34 PM  
Blogger kathy said...

Mazel Tov, Gale! your new knitting muse er granddaughter is gorgeous!!

1:44 PM  
Blogger kat coyle said...

oh my what a doll! i love that photo with her snuggled up in the cocoon. too sweet....and that jealous dog. sigh. things must be very interesting around your house. congratulations!!!!

11:47 AM  
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