13 December 2008

Getting Back Into Crafting

Andrew is officially one month old! The time has seemed to go really fast, although I wouldn't have told you that the first two weeks or so. But now Andrew has gotten the hang of sleeping at night, which makes all the difference in the world.

Now that I am getting more than one hour of sleep at a time, I have gotten back to my sewing machine and knitting needles. I even pulled out a crochet hook! I cannot put everything I have made up here because some of it will be given to people who read this blog for Christmas gifts! But I can put up the rest.
You know that before Andrew was born, I knitted up several hats and some booties for him. I made them all based on the sizes of my first two boys since the doctor kept telling me that Andrew based on the ultrasound scans I had, Andrew was also going to be around 9 pounds. Well, he wasn't. He was 7 lb., 10 oz. and he had a slightly smaller than average head. So none of the things that I made fit him except for one pair of booties. (The other pair I actually intended to fit a 3-6 month size, so we are all good there.) So I had to knit him another hat. I actually used a preemie pattern for this hat! I decided that rather than leave the end in stockinette stitch and let it roll like the pattern suggested, I would crochet a border on it. I did four rows of single crochet and I really like the way it turned out!

I also did some embroidery. I had stitched out two burp cloths for Andrew the day I went into labor and didn't have time to add fabric to the back, so I did that.

I also made two other burp cloths for a family friend who just had her second baby. We are in a Bible Study together and she had her baby four days after me. Our study had scheduled a baby shower for us together that ended up being a week after Andrew was born and only three days after her baby was born, and she actually came! But because they didn't decide on a name until after the baby was born, I wasn't able to give her anything other than the promise that I would make her something when I was able. Now I can finally give it to her three weeks later!

The rest of my projects will have to wait until after Christmas to go up on the blog! What kind of Christmas crafting are you all doing?

5 comments:

Marie said...

Johanna, Andrew is *so* cute! The hat is really cute too. I like the crocheted edging. I'm so happy for you that you've gotten that crafty feeling back.

Lawanda said...

Adorable!!! I don't craft three weeks after having a baby. LOL

Meagan said...

wow, that is cool that she named her little girl Zoe too! I personally love the name.... HeHe.

Leah said...

he is so adorable! awww...

Tina said...

Love the hat! He looks adorable in it. The burb cloths are great as well....
So when are you up for business again? I have friends over in England popping out babies in the new year!!!