Wednesday, September 30, 2015

a knitter's child

 warm and cozy baby Bridget, wrapped up in handknit love

how quickly newborns move from sweet sleepiness to bright-eyed alertness

The baby surprise jacket was made by one of the gals in my knitting circle (thank you, Sam!), and I knit the blanket using yarn from the mill-end sale at Lorna's Laces, which is just a few blocks from our house here in Chicago.

pattern: baby chalice blanket, by Karen S. Lauger
yarn: Lorna's Laces Shepherd Worsted, Monkeyshines, 2 skeins
needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) Clover bamboo circs


I'm reading The Artful Parent and feeling woefully inadequate. No knitting at present (soon, I hope!), but I'm crocheting the edging on my long-neglected rosie posie granny square afghan:


Anonymous said...

OH MY GOODNESS SHE"S GORGEOUS. (And I totally missed this news -- I blame it on the new professoring.) Hooray for all of you, and really, these pictures are BEAUTIFUL. Hope you're settling in to life as a family of 4 (plus cats, of course)!

karisma said...

Awwwwwwwww….She is so adorable. I am surprised you have time to pick up your crochet at all. I would find it hard to put her down for five minutes. :-) Love her little cardigan and her blanket too. So cute!

Vermont Grand View Farm said...

Such a sweet baby! She looks so cozy in all her handknits! All my babies are grown (ages 23, 21, and 18) and have left the nest. Savor each moment with your new one.....time passes all too quickly.

Unknown said...

So sweet! Always love a baby surprise cardigan, and what a perfect little blanket! Congratulations.

Caffeine Girl said...

That is a cute cardigan -- but nowhere near as cute as the baby! She is growing so quickly.
Don't read any books that make you feel inadequate!

Rue said...

You're blogging with a newborn and a toddler (and even crafting a bit) - you have absolutely nothing to feel inadequate about! (But I completely empathize.)

Terrific pictures! I love the color combo on that BSJ.

Stephanie said...

It's good to be a knitter's child! I need to knit my DD a new sweater because the current one is getting small...

I sometimes feel I need to avoid those types of books/websites because it can easily make you feel like you are not doing enough. But of course that is not true. Loving your child(ren) is a full time job and can be done in lots of ways!

(sjn821 on Rav)

Lucy Bowen said...

Gorgeous squares, I love the sweater and it is modelled so well!