This is super quick since I had at least a dozen things on my to-do list last week that never happened, and I’m racing a deadline for this weekend’s birthday party. I swear I’ll get my blogging rhythm back one day. September was a slow crafting month. I lost my speed on quite a few things, but I hope to catch up soon.
I did manage to finally complete this duo for a baby shower.
The bibs are from this tutorial by Homemde by Jill, and the blanket is this pattern. It is full of newbie mistakes, to be totally honest. But I love it just the same. There are a slew of babies around here with a lot of other pregnant girlfriends and family members, so I am starting work on some other soft baby things this fall. What winter baby doesn’t need a handknit?
I also finished this button-up scarf for my mother-in-law’s birthday. Unfortunately, I only took one crappy iPhone picture, but you get the idea. It’s really warm and chunky. She is an elementary school teacher and has to do carpool duty sometimes in the cold winter months, so I figured she needed something warm that can go over a coat.
Last but not least, I threw together this quick knit to mail to a friend who recently moved to Maryland since I thought she could use some fun mail in the new empty mailbox and some fall attire. I forgot to take a photo, but it turned out deliciously soft and a pretty blue. I used Berocco Vintage so it’s washable and easy to care for. Also related – I need to stop the cowl obsession and knit something else. But they are so fast and easy, it’s hard to commit to a full scarf for a timely gift!
I’m a little behind on Jude’s second year album, but it’ll be done in the next month or so, I think. And our vintage train birthday party is in three days, so I’ll post on that soon. We are having a little brunch this year with family and a very close friend or two, so it’s smaller than last year’s shindig, but it’s proving to be just as fun to put together. I’ll post photos soon!
Happy Wednesday, reader. And welcome to the world, little Zade…. The recipient of the bibs and blanket made his entrance around 7:30 yesterday morning. Happy birthday, baby boy! And rest well, mama.