Monday, May 24, 2010

FO: I beat the baby!

That headline got your attention, didn't it?

However, my blog has nothing to do with child abuse. I'm just very pleased with myself because I finished blocking the baby blanket one week before the baby was born. This is a first since usually I am woefully behind when it comes to baby gifts. Often I have to give them to the NEXT arrival in the family because the baby the gift was intended for has long outgrown it.

This one though is right on time. The recipient was born at 1:00 a.m. this morning. Mother and baby are both well. Sadly, my nephew the daddy hasn't met his new son yet because he's in the Navy and is currently at sea.

This is the blanket I made by adapting the pattern for my Darling Daughter's Boundless Blue Blanket. I think it's really pretty and very practical.

Closeup detail below.

Next up: I'm going to attempt to knit a top for myself with some gorgeous yarn a red-headed knitter whose initials are B.B. gave me. The top and the yarn seem meant for each other but I don't dare try to knit a top to give away. I'm afraid it wouldn't fit.

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Blogger JelliDonut said...

The blanket is beautiful. Congratulations!

10:12 AM  
Blogger Nicole said...

It's lovely! Congrats on finishing making it before the mom finished making the baby!

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Cathy said...

Yeah, that's the down-side of the Navy. We were lucky the hubby was still here when ours was born--he got shipped out for 6 weeks two weeks later. Did I mention that it was a c-section? So many, many thanks to MIL for staying with me while I recovered.

Little boy is now 3 and drives me bonkers.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Nancy Herkness said...

Thanks for all the lovely compliments!

Cathy, my heart goes out to you! I too had a C-section and it takes quite a while to feel better, not mention that you're contending with sleep deprivation, etc. I'm so glad you had a helpful MIL! That support network makes all the difference.

My "little boy" is now 18 years old and he STILL drives me bonkers. LOL! Of course, I'm all teary-eyed because he graduates from high school this year and goes off to college in the fall. So enjoy the toddler "bonkers" while you can! Teen-aged bonkers is ten times worse, believe me! And then they're gone....

11:37 AM  

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