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Wednesday, March 23, 2005

On a Real Baby

Here is the Pink Purls baby set being modeled by the recipient, my grand-niece. Isn't she a cutie?

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It was nice to see that the hat actually fits at the same time as the sweater as it was a "by guess and by golly" effort. I have no small babies around that I could do fittings on.

My mom always had two baby outfits tucked away ready for gift giving, one for a boy, the other for a girl. When one outfit was given away, she knit another to replace it. That way she was never left scrambling to make last minute baby gifts. I think it is a habit worth emulating. With that in mind I have a "boy" outfit stored away and I cast on yesterday for a "girl". It won't be long now before another little grand-neice or nephew arrives.

4 comments:

Michelle said...

Awwwww, your grand-niece is precious! So is her new outfit. Good job on the hat sizing.

Your mom's idea is a great one.

Marcia said...

What a sweetie! Outfit is great, too! And your mother's idea is positively genius...did she happen to tell you how she managed to get that far ahead with her knitting....?

Marlene said...

Marcia, I don't think Mom was ever quite so obsessed with knitting as I/we are. She didn't have endless projects lined up waiting. It seems to me that Mom bought the yarn for one project at a time and knitted mainly for occasional gift giving.

Still, I think "staying ahead" is partly an organizational skill, knowing what you need to do and when it needs to be done and not over-committing.

Anonymous said...

My gosh that's a cute baby. Hard to tell though, since the beautiful knitting is distracting me!

steph

(yarn harlot)