Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Little Baby Things

My brother and sister in law welcomed a new baby into their family on Mother's Day. She has been much anticipated and was the only reason I second guessed out trip east. To make up for my absence, I have been making. This little wonder is in desperate need of a few handmade gifts from her auntie who is far away right now.

A month ago, my sister in law requested a nursing hat for her wee baby. She sent me the link for a crocheted hat. I don't really crochet. I can, but it takes me a bit of time. I procrastinated and even tried to commission a friend to make it. Finally I settled in with my hook and whipped it up in about an hour. Not sure why I hemmed and hawed about making it. I am hoping it fits, since my hands have not held a small baby in quite some time. It is hard to remember how tiny they are.

Her bigger gift is not quite done. The main piece is complete, but I am only halfway done with the border.  In lieu of cuddles, I am furiously trying to finish this gift for her. I have just a bit more to knit, so it should be done by the end of the week. I may even make a quick pair of Saartje's booties to go with it. I think the colors will looks really nice together. I will photograph it in color when it is complete and mailed. I tried to disguise it a bit in this photo. I would hate to ruin the surprise.

I started Sheepish: Two Women, Fifty Sheep, and Enough Wool to Save the Planet after reading a couple recommendations for it from others in Ginny's Yarn Along. I am quite enjoying it. I am about halfway through it. It does read quite quickly. I am not sure what will be next. I have a few books on hold, but I really need to delve back into Distant Hours. I have not picked it up since we arrived in D.C.

What about you? Any gift knitting or crocheting in your work basket?

27 comments:

  1. What a beautiful mothers day gift for your sister in law and brother! I know you can't wait to get your hands on her! That is a cute little nursing hat and it makes me wish I could crochet!
    Have a great yarn along day.

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  2. wow what a lovely mother's day gift for your SIL, so sweet. the nursing hat is gorgeous, really cute. and i think the blanket is going to be beautiful. have a knitty wednesday xx

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  3. What a wonderful mother's day gift! I'm sure they will love the gifts :)

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  4. the best gift of all for Mother's Day, I think. Gorgeous little hat.

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  5. How wonderful! My daughter was born the day after Mother's Day 4 years ago. It is a wonderful time for a new baby to be born!

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  6. That nursing hat is the funniest! I may have to make one for my new baby.

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  7. What beautiful gifts! And what a wonderful Mother's Day gift for your brother & sister-in-law! Congratulations to everyone!

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  8. Congrats on the newest addition to your family. What joy!

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  9. What a mother's day! Those hats are so funny - I'm not sure I would use one but I think they are great.

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  10. What a wonderful mother's day gift! The hat is so cute. I think I'd be like you with hemming and hawing but in my case, I don't really know how to crochet. I just like knitting better.

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  11. I can't think of a better Mothers Day gift!

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  12. a nursing hat. I love it. <3 looking forward to seeing the other projects all completed. i have knitted nothing this week. i keep having to frog everything and it is just disheartening. so i just have heaps of unraveled yarn at the moment.

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  13. Congratulations Auntie! You are so loving to be knitting and crocheting these beautiful gifts :) The baby is going to LOVE them!

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  14. That hat is the cutest. The blanket is already beautiful. What a lucky baby. Congrats on the new addition. I tend to hem and haw too-so indecisive. Congrats on whipping out that crochet!

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  15. Looking good! I think you have me convinced about the Saartje's booties...now I just have to get my act together. ;)

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  16. so sweet you're making handknits for your new niece! my sister is due with her first in june and i desperately wanted to knit a sweet something for her but my sister turns her nose up at handmade :( i almost co and knit something anyway but it made my heart too sad to think of a handknit being sent to the discard pile. can't wait to see the finished goodies in color!!!

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  17. Love the sweet nursing hat. what a great idea!
    Your little niece is lucky to have such a talented Aunt :)

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  18. I love your disguised photo- baby knits are my fav, as they work up quickly and easily!

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  19. I'm ever so slightly jealous. I'm the youngest in my family (by far), so I never have upcoming babies to knit for. Those are so sweet. :)

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  20. Baby knits are always gorgeous. Congratulations on your niece. Jacinta

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  21. I'm sure they'll love the gifts! The hat is super cute :)

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  22. What perfect timing...a new baby on mother's day! Perfect gifts too...It's fun to make little baby things...but no small ones to knit for around here at the moment.

    I look forward to seeing the rest of your gift.

    I haven't any knitting on the needles at the moment but enjoying reading Cold Comfort Farm.

    Have a happy day.
    Deb

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  23. I love the cap, those booties are adorable too... definitely putting those on my list to do. :-) Congratulations on your new little niece!

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  24. I put that book on my wish list. It sounds cute! I've learned never to associate baby gifts with deadlines, it never works out. Have a good weekend (yeah, I'm kinda late with the commenting...)

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