Saturday, 15 October 2011

Quick knit clickety click.........

So the overdue neighbour WAS seen climbing into an ambulance. Twenty four hours later and she's back home with a beautiful little boy. The beloved man has already passed on his congratulations and given baby a cuddle. He arrived back home all gooey faced and telling of how sweet the new baby is. Really, I have never known a man so broody as mine..........
So dilemma - do I cast on the jumper with the baby sized amount of aran mentioned previously? Or do I go for a guaranteed quick result and opt for hat/scarf/mitts/bootees type combo's? Well the winner is:

Now Lucy here, (don't you love that essential work kit includes a baby sized dolly - Have I mentioned how much I love my job?) tried modelling them for size and they seem to be a little bit on the larger side, and the new baby in question is rather dinky, but hey, everyone buys newborn for gifts don't they? And the weather is only going to get colder after all!


So do you see which yarn I used? Yes my squishy soft cuddly crochet cushion merino stash. I only used about half of a 50g skein in each shade so there should still be plenty for the cushion that is living in my head right now. And of course, merino is such a lovely wool for a new baby, super soft and gentle for that delicate skin.
So now it's back to the projects already started, I wonder which to pick up today?
And here's a funny thing - did you see I have exactly double the number of followers over on my family blog than I do on this one? Does that mean you all prefer a peek at other family's lives before sharing crafty times? I must admit I'm torn - I follow lots of crafty blogs, but then I love to catch up with mama friends and their families who I would hardly get the chance to meet in real life. And of course both sides of life are so intertwined, being creative keeps me sane and gives me the opportunity to express myself in way's I couldn't otherwise. No better way to work off a bad day than to hook mindlessly away on yards and yarns of Granny goodness...........

Thanks for popping by, follower or not ;)

-x-

5 comments:

Pretty Shabby UK said...

I love the baby set,

I think the bib in is an unusual and nice touch, I love knitted hats on newborns, when my daughter was younger I bought her lovely bonnets with the marabou on,

Sarah said...

Awww, the baby set is very cute and I am sure it will be greatly appreciated by both mum and baby :) You knitted it quickly too...I am uber impressed at the speed of your needles!

Gigi said...

Very pretty baby knits -- love the colors!
And isn't it so true that nothing soothes the cares of a bad day like a bit of hooking (or knitting)!
Blessings,
G

karisma said...

Well, I just found this blog lovely! Thanks for your comment over at mine! I also have a lot more followers on my family blog as opposed to my craft one. Consider yourself followed! I am very much loving your little creations here and I also have such a model in my house. :-) I bet the new mama is going to be most grateful! Hugs xox

LiteraryLadybug said...

ADORABLE set! Good work!