Saturday, January 26, 2008

And Baby Makes... A Bunch

I don't know if any of you are aware of this or not, but this a second marriage for both J.D. and I. When we took our wedding vows on April 2nd, 2000 not only did we join our lives, but 4 and 3 children became 7..... 7 and 4 grandchildren became 11 and since then has grown to be 13...... We have also seen 4 great grandchildren come into this world. Recently we received word that those 'Rebel' grandchildren have been at it again and the end of May we will be welcoming another great grandchild into the world. We are so happy for Butch, Alaina and Audrey. I might mention that I am right on top of things. Since receiving the good news, I found a pattern for this pretty Heart Baby Blanket , got my supplies gathered up and already have it on needles and in progress.
It is proving to be a very easy pattern to knit. The only difficult part of it all is that I have to stay focused on what I am doing and do a lot of counting other wise it is going to be rip it out and start over. Can you make out the little heart pattern in the blanket..... I Love It! Hopefully this project won't prove to be like the crib quilts that I cross stitched for Riley and Seth. There was a lot of talk behind hands and into ears that they would maybe get their quilts by the time they started to school, graduated, got married...... etc. Well they got them long before any of those events, just not when they first came home from the hospital. I also want to make the new baby's big sister, Audrey something to include in the box when the baby gets his blanket. We are excited and looking forward to this new arrival.
I have had other things in the works as well. Right around New Years I knitted some fetchings for T-Bear. I bought more yarn then was needed so with my left overs I made her a scarf to go with them.
And then before Christmas I had made her a shrug that just did not fit her and she felt so bad about it. Not so much that it didn't fit, but more because I had put so much time into crocheting it for her. She is such a "SWEETY". To make up for it, I am in the process of making her a granny square poncho.

I figure it will be difficult for even me to mess that one up. I will take a picture of the finished product when I get it put together.
Good news in our part of the world, it is supposed to start warming up today..... Doing 'Happy Dance' here. Have a Great Weekend!


Artsy Etc. said...

I'm so in awe of those who can knit and crochet well. I've tried all my life and I'm still an absolute beginner! These are lovely.

Tammy said...

Congrats on the new grand!
I never have learned to knit...but I have crochet granny squares in my distant!

Those are very pretty colors you've chosen.

It is not as warm as I want it (28ยบ) but warmer than it was...sigh...

David Crofts Munro said...

Heart warming as always my dear blog friends. Truly heart warming indeed. A visit to your blog always leaves that very 'real' feeling inside.

Thanks be to you both once again.

Many blessings to you and your family.


jle said...

Hi! Love the heart blankie!! Destined to be a favorite "woobie"-- i'm my hubbie's second wife, otherwise i wouldn't have a very special oldest daughter and her beautiful 3 kids. Oh--and i love the scarf! Cool pattern. Me, i'm still struggling with that "fit" thing too, the sweater i made on my knitting machine turned out the size i'd LIKE to be, but definitely will not fit me!

judypatooote said...

I do see the heart...your doing a great job...the only thing I can knit are slippers, and scarfs...the counting and concentration drives me nuts.... I tend to be a impatient person....

Peggy said...

Congratulations! I just love grandbabies!! Thank you so much for praying for Patricia and her baby.

Mary said...

I crocheted my grandsons afghans when they were born and I try to crochet one for all the new babies in our family. However, my arthritic fingers won't let me do it much anymore.

Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

Congratulations to you on your ever-expanding family.

I just found a 1970s vintage Woman's Day publication dedicated to Granny Squares. may just get me to take up crocheting again. The last time I did it, I was probably 12 and made long snakes of stitches, lol.