21 June 2008

Lucky baby

Thank you for all nice comments about Nathaniel! We're all doing well, despite sleep deprivation, as we adjust to being a family of four. This week I've even managed to get some knitting time in!

This post, however, is about the knitting of others. Little Nathaniel has already received some fabulous knit gifts.

Socks from Rachel, which fit perfectly now.

Socks from Annie, which will be great this Fall and Winter! Plus there is a matching hat in the works (I got to see it briefly).

My sister, Nicole, made this adorable chick.

And for all you readers of the Bestitched blog, don't be too jealous that my Nathaniel got the awesome hemp February Sweater.

It's a little big now, but should be perfect next winter!

10 June 2008


I'm pleased to announce the birth of my son, Nathaniel Robin, on June 8 (2 weeks early!). He's a tiny little guy, weighing in at birth at 6 lbs 12 oz.
We just got home from the hospital today and are doing well.

04 June 2008

Covered back

Being pregnant with my second child, I find myself thinking quite a bit about what Owen was like as a baby and what I will do differently this time now that I have experience. For one thing, this baby will take naps in the crib! I admit I was a wimp and consequently Owen was terribly spoiled and got to have long feeding/snoozing sessions rather than naps in the crib.

One thing that I didn't like about breast feeding in public, or at least not in the privacy of my home, was back exposure. I felt that lifting my shirt up wasn't so much of an issue because I was holding my baby and usually a blanket so my breasts and belly were pretty well covered. But my poor back was exposed, which brings me to my latest knitting project: Blue Sky Alpacas' Pleated Vest. I think this will be the perfect solution to my problem. Cardigans would work too, but I think the vest will be nice for the summer in air conditioning and early Fall. I'm using Cascade Eco Wool, which I'm finding lovely to work with.

That picture isn't too exciting, but here are some nice pictures from the MA Sheep and Woolcraft Fair, which I went to on Memorial Day Weekend.
Nice, fluffy angora rabbit.

Owen and David making a yarn octopus.

Ninja sheep!