16 October 2007

baby knitting and other assorted stuff

baby socks

We have babies coming out of our ears right now.

Well, you know what I mean. Lots of pregnancy announcements, ultrasound picture viewings and two brand new arrivals in the last couple of weeks. Hence all the knitted dolls and baby socks being produced in my recent frenzy of activity.

The teeny tiny size of these little socks makes my ovaries ache.

fingerpuppet

And I made this wee fingerpuppet for the big sister of one of the new arrivals. Because big sisters often feel confused, unloved, neglected and thoroughly wistful when cuter, younger, brand new baby brothers arrive. Oh pardon me, did I say that out loud?

I shall leave you with a shot of a golden sunrise, streaming into the house and making the ever present piles of folded laundry look pretty. Not that it induced anyone to collect their pile and take it away to their bedroom, oh no.

morning sun on laundry piles


Oops, before I go, I've had several questions from my last few posts.

The gumnut gnomes were adapted from this pattern, but with a row of garter stitch instead of rib, and the hat elongated.

A couple of people have asked if I can recommend websites that teach you how to knit and crochet. I'm sorry, but I can't. I've never looked up how to knit on the internet because I learnt as a child. But I'm certain if you Google 'how to knit', with a little surfing and research you'll find something. Google is a wondrous handy thing.

Also, please note that if you leave a comment on my blog asking me a question, I can't email an answer to you unless you register an email address with Blogger.

I think that’s all for now.

chinese lantern flower

Well, apart from this Chinese Lantern flower, that is. (And what does it say about me that I’m starting to look at flowers and think to myself, I could knit that!?)

27 comments:

nutmeg said...

Unfortunately my "ever present piles of laundry" remain unfolded! Folding and dusting - my ability to avoid both jobs knows no bounds!

Kim said...

Can I just say, because I'm feeling melancholy, edgy, sad and other negative thoughts due to financial matters which mean I must return to work (wouldn't it be nice if it was optional) and that if we don't live with my mother we must move completely out of Sydney, as in at least three hours drive away and inland as three hours either side of Sydney on the coast still have Sydney prices for all the rich Sydney people have bought/can buy weekenders there, that I am loving those little people being in your header, but I wish you hadn't photoshopped out the background of the glorious vista you have from your kitchen.

That is all.

Apart from the fact that knitting makes my neck itch and I find it fascinating that I have connections with all these people who knit.

h&b said...

" Because big sisters often feel confused, unloved, neglected and thoroughly wistful "

Please stop reading my diaries.

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Also, I think I might have to adopt your 'email' disclaimer. I feel guitly when someone asks something I can't properly reply to.

And is that NUTMEG commenting ?
Is she back ? ( off to check )

blackbird said...

That laundry looks downright romantic.
I'm pretty sure you COULD knit anything you see...

crafty said...

Gorgeous sunlight/folded washing pic. Folded washing is a much more glorious sight than the unfolded stuff, even when it is yet to be put away.
Nice new header pic.

Suse if I may?

Website www.knittinghelp.com

It has videos and everything, it's fantastic. I have used it lots.

Dy said...

That would have to be the prettiest darn photo I've ever seen of laundry. Your wall is to die for!

Sarah Louise said...

I'll leave the knitting to you.

We have babies coming out of our ears here, too. They've all been born except one, and the baby we're waiting for is TWINS. We have three women at church holding what looks like baby dolls, I have one co-worker that brings in her baby doll on occasion, and that doesn't even count all the out of town and bloggy babies.

I was that older sister, at the age of ten, disgruntled to hear that there was ANOTHER baby on the way. Are you familiar with Julius Baby of the World by Kevin Henkes?

Did I miss the laundry photo (she says after reading the comments) and I agree with bb. I bet you could knit anything you see. You'll post pictures of YOUR Chinese Lantern, won't you?

xo,

SL

Sarah Louise said...

HOW did I miss that gorgeous picture of your laundry? I'm glad I caught it the second time 'round.

Stomper Girl said...

Love the blog makeover, well done to the genius behind it (you know who you are...)

Please don't mention the laundry. Laundry is like Poe's tell-tale heart in my house.

Badger said...

I would like to see a knitted chinese lantern flower, please.

BabelBabe said...

I am a terrible friend. I am glad you have better friends who actually HELP you with your headers. I love the new header, I just feel guilty.

If babies came out my ears, maybe my stomach would be flat again someday.

my word verif is "vulgl" ; somehwo so appropriate.

joanne said...

I so wanted to sit on that couch with the sun....

My float said...

It means that you must have another big deadline coming up and you're procrastinating!

Betsy said...

Love the new banner..and big sisters do need a little something when a new baby brother comes on the scene..

Surfing Free said...

Love the baby socks. Sadie has a draw full of baby socks kitted by my Mum and she loves them all!! I'm sure the recipient of those will as well. And, I agree, your header is beautiful.

(Note to self: Surfingfree, get yourself a cool new header STAT!)

kt said...

I think it says GOOD things about you that the Chinese Lantern Flower is now on your list of things which will be future feathers in your cap!

And the laundry--how did you know that's what I'm not doing right now?????

Victoria said...

The laundry does indeed look nice in that light. I keep a perpetual pile of washed clothes for the family on the lounge room floor, my girls have become used to coming out of their rooms in the morning and searching through it for school uniforms, don't want to ruin the routine.

Stacey said...

The baby socks are so very cute and of course the bottom picture looks like an acorn! What else could it possibly be?
I loved your words about the older child on the arrival of a sibling. When I had my second, I was so grateful to those that acknoweldged the mixed emotions of the first born.

Kez said...

I looove that photo of the sunlight!

sooz said...

OK if you work out how to knit an abutalon bloom, I want you to show me how! I have one this exact shade in the front garden, which was given to me as a mothers day present by D, who now wishes to exterminate it. Fussy! A knit would be a lovely reminder. Not sure of what, but lovely all the same.

And the finger puppet is really wonderful, and thank you for highlighting the plight of the older daughter. When I had Wil I was tremendously grateful to every mother who understood and made a fuss of the girl.

I so want to knit some flora right now...

K said...

I have to say I don't think I had ANY wistful feelings when my sister was born. But I wasn't even two, so I hadn't had long to get used to being an only.

Tiny questionette: how do your gumnut gnomes stand up on the windowsill? Are they each sitting on a blob of Blu-tak?

fiona said...

my ovaries are aching too!!im very impressed with your folded piles, THATS what your supposed to do with clean washing!do you put it away as well????

meggie said...

Wonderful pics!
Of course you can knit the Chinese Lantern!
The pic in the sunlight- gold!

Corrie said...

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh I love baby knitting! quick and cute!!!!

my piles of laundry never look that pretty and unfortunately keira is too little to know how to take it to her room and my husband is just too lazy to take it to his room...tried that and it just stays there, tried putting it on his side of the bed...stays there or goes on a chair so I just put it away........

Corrie;)

zoesquid said...

Laundry - is always a matter of perception! Have a great weekend.

shula said...

Damn. They even make my ovaries ache.

And I didn't think I had any left.

Green Kitchen said...

Your photos are beautiful. Making laundry look beautiful is a difficult task.