Friday, December 28, 2007

Two FO's

On December 20th, my friend Ana gave birth (after 26 hours of labor) to a healthy, 9 1/4 lb baby boy. Welcome to the world, Alfie! I am incredibly proud of her and very happy that everyone is healthy and happy.

And, I have a great picture now of the blanket I made, that I mentioned in the post previously about the baby shower.

Look! It was part of his coming home ensamble!

Here's another shot, shot, of the happy (but tired) mom and baby.

I can't wait to finally meet him on the 31st!

Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas

Finally! I can post pictures of the things I've finished!

Here's Jenny's Fetching hat

And Mom's Funky Felted Pillow

And Jeff's Completed Socks

And, as a treat for me, I finished my Maizy Socks. They're incredibly comfortable!

Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take a picture of Mom's pillows. Mom, could you snap a picture of them for me please?

We also got to see my brother, his wife and family. Ben is still as precosious as ever, and Ally is just starting to walk. We never got a picture of her with the Anouk on, but it's going to fit her just right.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

There is a term for this!

So back 2 posts ago, I posted the question of a name for an item which is promised to an expectant mother and the completion of it often coincides with the birth of the child. While time will tell if the item I made was such a thing (we gave it to Ana last night, and she was already having some cntractions), we do have a name for it.


Bonus points if you can point out where Jeff got the idea from. I'll give you a hint: Take away one letter.

Monday, December 17, 2007

More craftiness

In addition to finishing stuff up for Ericsson's arrival, I've been furiously working on stuff for Christmas.

But I don't want surprises to be spoiled.

So I'll just say this. Mom's stuff is done and looks cool, Jenny's thing is done and looks cool. Mom Kass's thing is almost done (but looks cool the way it is!) and will be done tonight.

If you're on Ravelry, here is Jenny's thing.

And here is Mom Kass's thing

Is there a term for this?

Of course, when a crafty person has a friend who is pregnant, they will often make stuff for the baby.

At the shower, I presented them with the completed blanket. Which I just realized I completely forgot to take a picture of before giving it to them. Dammit. Oh well, I'll certainly see them and the baby often enough and will have the opportunity no doubt to snap a picture of him on it.

I also presented them with a nursing pillow form and fabric folded around it, simply because I didn't have the chance to complete it before the shower.

Anyway. The title of this post refers to an item which, after it is created, the baby is soon born. I seriously wonder if there isn't an official term for it, as it's been the topic of discussion rather frequently on the knitty board. Well, Ana and Eric are now safely in their newly finished house, and much of their stuff has even been unpacked and put into its rightful place. During the move when the comment was made that the simple relief of being moved would spur things along, Ana had said she hoped Ericsson would wait until Tuesday to be born.

So I hope I was in posession of the "craft item that the baby is waiting for." Because it's done now.

Safe delivery, Ana; Safe journey, Ericsson.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Baby Shower

This past Saturday was the baby shower Jeff and I hosted for our friends, Ana and Eric.

Here are some of the highlights!

Ana is just adorable pregnant, and is here with Eric modeling the matching hats she made for him and their son.

The guys all played the game "sympathy" and wore a backpack with the same amount of weight in it as Ana has put on during her pregnancy.

(I think Phil is worried that he's the Baby Daddy)

Phil didn't take motherhood very seriously.

Brianna showed us what fun Eric and Ana have to look forward to (the bouncy ball was incredibly exciting, although it was too big for her to pick up)

Everyone decorated onesies with fabric markers, and came up with both some very silly and Very VERY silly ones (okay, so a couple were artistic as well)

It was a lot of fun! We need to host awesome parties like this more often!