|A VERY old picture|
My husband and I are done having children. We have raised three: two still in progress and one still showing up occassionally to eat and relax. My crafting usually revolves around charitable giving and gifts. I don’t usually craft for myself outside of standard household items like washcloths, towel toppers, and apparently – clocks.
However, there is still something magical that happens to my crochet hooks when a baby is announced….
and boy do my hooks fly!
One of my co-workers took off in a hurry last week saying he had urgent business. And the next day, we had an announcement they had adopted a baby girl. How exciting! Amidst the chatter and smiles and giggles of a new member of our work family, of course – a baby shower is being planned. I have 2 weeks from today to get my baby crafting done.
Thankfully, I did recently purchase a book on baby cacoons. I actually looked for the book on Ravelry to share a link, and couldn’t find it. Same for Amazon…. odd. I picked it up just a few weeks ago thinking they would be good gift ideas for a new baby. And it sure has!
In addition to the cacoon, I made a matching beret with pom-pom on top (per the pattern – I didn’t make any of it up myself… other than doing the puff stitch wrong and finding a new way to start a puff stitch so it is more invisible).
Now, in order to use up the remainder of the baby yarn and some white baby yarn I had laying around, I’m going to make an afghan.
Once I have it all finished AND the gift has been given, I will post some photos.
In the meantime, I am going to do better about updating my blog. I have so many patterns to get done and posted too – dear oh dear :(
Note about today’s image of the kids: This is a very old photo. Heck, even the dog’s face is still brown (look at other pictures of Andrew… he is now all grey!). I couldn’t find a non-personal photo of all three of the kids together so I chose this one… which is probably… hmmmm 6 years old but it was too cute to pass up. And yes, it was a photo shoot.
In fact, I think we had only had Andrew (the dog) a couple of weeks, month tops, when a friend had a photo-shoot party. So we headed out to her place. I thought it would be cute to do a farmer/country theme because our dog is probably the only real hound dog in the city.
Boy – they sure were happy to have a dog!