Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's A Girl!

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.

Cutie patootie!

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)