Thursday, March 17, 2011

Baskets of Yarn for Baby Boy...


For anyone who has been visiting my blog awhile, it comes as no surprise that a new Baby Boy is on the way...  Brother to Little Man, whose Momma is my daughter, Amanda.  He is due to make our aquaintance June 11 of this year.  It's getting high time his Noni got busy on a welcome-and-be-wrapped-in-love gift of his very own.


This beautiful organic cotton yarn came in the mail yesterday and, at the very last tail-end of the day, I cast on the first stitches of what will become a tiny nightgown for Baby Boy.


Last week at Rose Path, my friend Laura showed me a new book that hadn't even been checked in to the store yet.  It is Natural Nursery Knits by Erika Knight.  I fell in love with this little gown!  I had been looking for a pattern for Baby Boy with no luck; then, thanks to Laura, there was this one!


Help needed:  Rose Path did not stock the exact yarn called for in the pattern, so I thought I might use this cashmerino.  After making a start on it, I realized it just wasn't turning out like I wanted:  ergo, the order of Rowan Organic 4-ply Cotton.  So, I have a nice stash of this beautiful blue cashmerino.  If any of you knitters out there have done a project with the Debbie Bliss yarn that you loved, please pass that information on to me.  I have to find another new project.  =)  Like I need one more!  I have three knitting projects and one crochet shawl on the needles now! 


This is the sunflower a.k.a. Ides of March Project to date.  I was only able to work on it Tuesday and this is as far as I got.  I think I am really going to like it (if I don't pass the point of no return!  LOL!)


This.... well, I stole it off my daughter's blog which is private.  I do miss my angels... and soon there will be one more!  XOXOXOX

Now, back to work!!  Hope you all have a wonderful St. Patrick's Day!

24 comments:

Chatty Crone said...

I know you are so excited and it looks like it will be beautiful. Happy st. Pat's Day. sandie

Mary said...

Just the thought of a new grandchild is exciting. It must be wonderful to have a talent for knitting. I'm sure the gown will be gorgeous. Your sunflower is coming along nicely and I can already tell will be lovely. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Wanda said...

Oh what a talented gal you are my dear. Making a homemade gown for the new baby, such a way to give tangible love.

The Sunflower is to die for!!! OH my goodness...if you stopped right now it would be perfect!

I don't knit, but I have made a quilt for all 9 of my grandchildren and also my two little great grandsons.

So enjoy your blog ~~

podso said...

Love the colors you are using for Littler Man ... our grandsons will come very close to each other. In fact today I toured the brand new labor and delivery where I work, which opens Monday, where he will arrive after they move here! (sorry I know you wish yours were closer). I love the sunflower project ... looks great. Have a wonderful weekend.

dotsie

From the Kitchen said...

I guess I know where you and your precious knitting project will be in June!! Love seeing smiling Little Man in a park that I could very well have played in as a child or taken my boys to!!

The sunflower is gorgeous!! I like it better than Van Gogh!!

Best,
Bonnie

Laura said...

I can't wait to see the nightgown. It is going to be perfect for Little Man's brother!! How fun!! I am sure we have another perfect book for the other yarn!!! Ha ha just kidding. See you soon.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Your daughter is so lucky you can knit beautiful things for the baby! I like the expected birthdate ;)

I am still waiting for my daughter-in-law to go into labor. She's had one false alarm. My first grandson was born 9 days after his due date, so his brother may repeat the same tardiness ...lol

Your sunflower is beautiful! It really looks like the real flower in the prior post.

happy St. Patrcik's Day!

Hugs, Pat

Amanda said...

I so treasure and adore the Noni-knitted gifts of love for my little guys. And I wish I could put Alex in that little bunny hat you sent me to, but I'm with Pop Pop on that one. I do think that Cocoa O'Hare will need a little bunny brother next Easter though.

Can't wait to see the drama you've added to your sunflower. If it's too much drama, maybe you should name the painting "alex's flower." ha!! Xoxoxoxo

Solar Powered said...

I am already in love with that painting and you say its not even finished! Those yarns make me cry...happy tears of course!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, that painting is amazing. It looks finished to me. You are going to be selling art before long. So talented.

Christine said...

Your sunflower in incredible.
You definitely have talent.
And then there's you knitting!
Impressive!
You have double sweet inspiration.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Sounds as though you've got your work cut out for you! But ALL good things! A new knitting project--I'd like to start something new, but am MAKING myself finish up a couple of "almost dones" before I do. I absolutely love your sunflower.
Best,
Susan

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

This is such a fun post!
LOVELY YARN and the little nightgown is so precious!

Your sunflower turned out beautifully Tanna!

The photo of Amanda and Little Man is precious....JUST precious and he is looking like SUCH a BIG BOY!

Betsy said...

Your sunflower painting is amazing!

And I just love the colors you have chosen for the new baby...soft and perfect!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

That yarn looks lucious. I can't wait to see it all did up.
Your sunflower is fabulous!
Friday's favorites for sure :-)

nanny said...

I can't believe you say the sunflower isn't finished....it is so pretty!!!
Baby brother is going to be here before we know it. Are you getting to see LM before then?

Catherine said...

What a blessed event to await. The anticipation of this arrival must be thrilling. I think it is wonderful that you will make him something that can be passed down and is not store bought. There will be love, patience and many dreams and hopes that will be woven into that little gown. I am happy for you.. Blessings, Catherine

Sandy said...

I'll be anxious to see it done, the yarn is beautiful. And congrats about that new baby boy. I have a new baby girl grandchild coming in June also..not sure of the due date. She will be my 8th..eeegads!!

You must be so excited.

Starla said...

LOVELOVELOVE your sunfower project. Are you open to selling it to me???????? Seriously.

Katherine said...

Baby boy doesn't know all the "made with love" treasures that are coming his way! I can't wait to see what you do. And I love the sunflower. It turned out great!

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

That painting is gorgeous!! Wow!!

Debbie said...

Girl, you are good! Brin and I were talking the other day about knitting -- how anyone can take needles and a string of yarn and make gorgeous creations! Who thought of that, anyway? Amazing! Those little guys are blessed to have you as their Noni! Have a wonderful day!

Julie Harward said...

Congratulations to all on the blessed news! That is wonderful, bet you are so excited! Good luck with what you are making. I love the sunflower so much, really beautiful. :D

Deb said...

Little britches is a June baby can't believe how fast the time flies...your little man has grown so...

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