Thursday, June 12, 2008

Baby Stuff

I have ben trying to teach myself to knit for the past year (well probably longer). When I got pregnant I imagined myself knitting the baby a blanket, a little hat, and some wool longies (for cloth diapering), but have only been able to master the square washclothe (well sometimes they are square). I have decided that sometime in the next year I WILL TAKE A KNITTING CLASS, I will make something other than a washclothe or scarf (essentially a giant long washclothe). So anyone want to take a class with me and learn to knit?! Come on anyone?!

I am able to sew basic items, and made these to use as burb cloths, they are not perfect by any means, but I think they turned out pretty well!Other people are much better at all this Martha Stuart stuff than me and we have recieved some lovely handmade gifts for the baby...
crocheted afghan made by my friend Tammy, it's so soft!!

A woman I worked with tye-dyed some onesies for us (my request). We did this for Rowan, but she buys the fancy dyes so they are really nice and won't fade like the ones we made with the dye from walmart.

The front one with the star is for the 4th of July, she made Rowan a matching shirt so they can match!

Mike's mom mad this gorgeous crazy quilt for the baby, it is crib size so he can use it on the bed.
I love it!! She made one for Rowan when he was born and he still sleeps with it, it's fun to look at all the different fabrics.

I think we have all the things we are going to need for the baby, at least for now. For some reason today I started thinking about a pack n' play. We never had one of these for Rowan and I never felt like we needed it, but now I'm wondering if we should have one for the baby. I'm thinking it probably wouldn't hurt to have another "safe" spot to put the baby when Rowan is around. I keep imagining that Rowan will be mean to the baby everytime we aren't looking! I suppose it would work to just put him in the crib, so it probably isn't necessary. I guess we'll just wait and see if we need it.


Lavender Lemonade said...

I knit! I'd love to devote more time to knitting. Maybe we should put something up on the Meetup board and see there are any other knitters out there.

And hang in there...I remember watching my days closely with baby #2 too. I kept thinking "Bug is an only child for one more day" soon his whole life will be different and he has no idea, really.

~rachel~ said...

I would love a knitting meetup, if someone can actually teach me something else that would be great!! And probably more fun than paying for a class!