Although I love to stitch my stitching mojo has apparently been missing but my crochet and knitting hooks have been busy. Normally I don't do much with yarn over the warmer months but not this summer.
My preferred homemade gift for babies especially baby boys is a blanket but I also do them for little girls too. I have always found that little boys have a strong bond with their blankie where as little girls are more attached to a stuffed toy.
|I made a total of 6 baby blankets. One was made in the spring and the rest were done in the summer. This is the last gift set I made. The hat was made on a round knit loom and this is my first time making the bunny. I saw someone post the bunny on printerest and I had to try making one. I am pleased how it came out. This will not be my last bunny. Sophia's mom loved the bunny and dad was pleasantly surprised by the gift set. Sophia's dad is my son's boss at home depo.. Everything was made with a variety of Lion Brand machine washable and dry-able yarns. The blanket pattern is called Neptune's Arrow and it is a freebie on the Moggly blog. My blankets are all approximately 45 by 45 depending of how much of a boarder I add. They are larger than the standard baby size of 36x36 and a little smaller than a throw. It's the size I liked the most for my guy when he was small.|
|Four baby gift sets were done for the 4 new dad's at my job. All these guys became dad's within a month of each other. I help plan the shower. At first there were 2 guys who had expecting wives. Then we found out another guy's wife was due while planning the shower. And lastly in a meeting I found out in just 2 weeks that we had a fourth Dad.|
|My first 2015 baby blanket was done |
using the Moggly leaping stripes pattern.
|Drive by NYC Pope Blessing|
The White blur is a virtual drive by blessing.
While chatting with my friend Christopher
The pope drove by within 20 feet of him with
his hand outside the window blessing the crowds
|This is my late small stitched small.|
We had a potluck fund raiser at work
for LLS. We raised over $1,200 and
voted on the best dish. This potholder
was part of the first prize gift.