When last I posted, I was anxiously awaiting the arrival of my first grandchild. I am thrilled to introduce you all to Nora Marie, born June 30th.
She’s decked out in the Welcome to the Flock sweater and hat I made for her and isn’t she adorable? Of course she is! I knew it would be great to be a grandma, but I didn’t realize HOW great! Best. Job. Ever.
|My mom and Nora
The last three weeks have been wonderful. On July 4th, I drove up to my son’s to meet little Nora, my brother brought my mom over from Ohio and my daughter flew in as well. We spent a week there (SO hard to leave - I cried) and then my mom, my daughter and I made the drive back to Mississippi. Mom stayed for two weeks and she just returned to Ohio yesterday. It was wonderful to have her here and I miss her already. I had to return to work when we got back to MS, but I was able to take a couple of Fridays off to spend with her. Wish I’d had more time but work was ridiculous since we are officially short-staffed and I’ll be working OT every week until extra help starts. Yay.
As for knitting, of course I took way more than I needed to my son’s but I did manage to finish a little cotton hat of my own imagination in The Ohio State Buckeye colors because, HELLO…GO BUCKS! The child will have no option but to be a Buckeye fan so we are starting on that particular family obsession early. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of it. Just as well because it will be months before it actually fits her.
I started a little dress for her while there, but pulled it out at least twice to restart because I wasn’t happy with something or other. The basic pattern I used is the Baby Lucia Dress by Suzie Sparkles. I used Heavenly Fiber's Stellar Sock in colorway Rose Garden. I changed a couple of things but liked the end result and it will be on its way to Nora within the week.
My next planned project for Nora is to knit her a little wool jacket with a hat and mittens for the upcoming winter. I’ve waffled on the yarn, but I think I’ve settled on something that will work well. Or not. Um…yeah.
|Love my mom!
And there’s my life at the moment. Since Mom has gone home, it will be work, work, work with maybe a little knitting mixed in there. My perfect reality would be knit, knit, knit with maybe a little work mixed in there. A person can dream, can’t they? :o)