Sunday, February 21, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
Until then, here are some pictures of Isaac's Birth Day Dinner. Grandma made Jen's favorite chicken and wild rice soup and we had a special chocolate raspberry cake with sparkling wine to toast the Birthday Boy! Isaac looked on calmly from his swing for a few minutes before joining everyone at the table.
Future posts will probably be picture heavy as our quiet family adjusts to life with a newborn.
Curtis, Jen, Noah, and Isaac
Thursday, February 4, 2010
I also finished the Branching Out lace scarf for our midwife. It actually went faster than I thought. Blocking it out was a difficult feat!
I also made some Reading Mitts (fingerless gloves) for our other birth attendant. They are made from Debbie Bliss Fez, an interesting combination of merino wool and camel.
Now for some baby projects...
This first one was a quick project. It is a kicking sack (kind of like a strapless sleep sack) made from an old felted sweater. I just cut the shape from the front and back, using the ribbing at the bottom for the waistband, sewed the two pieces together, and ta da!
After making the kicking sack, I started looking around for an actual sleep sack knitting pattern that I liked and couldn't find one. I finally settled on a vest pattern and then just continued to knit, knit, knit, increasing a few stitches every few inches. I finished it off with a drawstring casing to close it up and keep those little footsies warm.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
Noah found it very amusing to sit on the couch and watch me set the timer and then run across the living room to pose for the picture. After a few minutes, he was excited to join in on the action. If I would have planned this a little better, I maybe would have thought to actually comb his hair... The funny thing about these pictures is that they look so serious, when in reality it was probably a pretty funny sight. Picture in your head a very pregnant lady and naked toddler running back and forth to quickly pose before the camera timer goes off!
The laying of his head on my shoulder was all his idea. I think he was trying to assure me that he is still my baby. So sweet!