Sunday, 3 July 2005

New arrival!

What a mad weekend. On Saturday morning I received a phone call from my brother saying that his first baby has arrived - 5 weeks early! Welcome to the world baby James! He weighed in at 5lb and half an ounce, and has dark hair, and the bluest eyes. He's sleeping loads, and is tiny and gorgeous.

My brother needed a hand as they had just set out to shop for all the baby essentials when his partner went into labour. So I spent a wonderful 3 hours yesterday morning in
Babies'r'us buying everything needed for now, including a moses basket, baby monitor, travel system, nappies, sleepsuits, breast pump, bedding, etc, etc! I loved it, and my brother was very grateful as he hadn't a clue what to buy. :-)

I went to see them tonight in hospital, and James is beautiful - pics to come soon, once DH has fixed the floppy drive. Good job I got that baby blanket finished early!

We spent the weekend at my in-laws as it was their 39th wedding anniversary. We've had a great time relaxing, swimming at the local baths this morning, lots of eating and drinking, etc, etc. No knitting; I've finished all the knitting for my peachy bolero and re-knitted the shaping on the back as I realised from the
last photo that the shaping on the left side was leaning the wrong way. I've started the seaming, but didn't really feel like I could do that justice whilst we were away this weekend. Instead I've made progress on my youngest daughter's crochet poncho in rainbow and sky blue, as requested. Pics soon!


scarletprincess said...

It is a good job you finished the crochet blanket early! I'm sure your bolero will be lovely
missed you saturday

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Donna said...

Congrats on your new nephew! I love those moses baskets...soo cute!

Karen said...

congratulations on your new nephew :)

I was just wondering what you meant about your shaping leaning the wrong way - is this because of the decreasing method you used? I've always used k2tog to decrease but I'm now aware that there are other methods which give a different slant to the stitches. I'm just getting back into knitting this year after a long (10+ years) gap and I've already learnt so much new stuff!