No 1 Daughter is home for a fews days and we are all excited. My girl is expecting …. her own girl! I have kept this under wraps for some time because it is up to mum-to-be how and when she wants the news shared but she has now said I can tell my lovely blog readers that I am going to be a grandma (or Omi in my case).
This has been a hard secret to keep. Especially as I wanted to share with you some of the things I have been making.
As soon as I heard I searched my woolly stash and found two balls of Rowan felted tweed,
perfect for the project I had in mind,
a striped boatneck sweater (jumper!) from the easy to follow “What to Knit When You’re Expecting” by Nikki Van De Car:
I love this book and it was one of the first I bought when I learned baby was on the way. The patterns are stylish and use beautiful soft yarns. I was really pleased with the results and now we know the baby is a little girl I’ll be adding a tiny blue skirt-dress to go underneath baby’s first Omi-made jumper:
I have friends that have been knitting baby ware for years. No babies on the horizon but just because they like knitting baby clothes. Strange folk I thought. Sure they always have something beautiful and handmade (only slight envy in tone here) to give new mums and dads but otherwise why?! Now I know!!! How wonderful to quickly knit up a whole wearable garment from fantastic yarns for a fraction of the price. Why did I not come to this sooner?
Scared of investing a huge amount of time (I am easily bored) and money into large projects for myself (and I mean large if its for me…) I rarely knit anything other than socks and mittens. But now that I have discovered the delights of knitting for little people there will be no stopping me. This baby and maybe her siblings and cousins (no pressure No 1 Son) will be swathed in woolly wearables.
Anyhoo I must get back to my 3.25s ….
Until next we meet, Moke x
PS Baby is due 13 December. Mx
PPS I get nothing for telling you about yarns and books I love. Mx
Congratulations! We’re to be first-time grandparents too, in September, but we don’t know the sex which makes it a bit tricky to make things. I’ve crocheted a cream shawl but will probably wait to make any clothes.
Hi, I’ve just come across your lovely blog. I also like knitting and crocheting for little people (I have a 22 month old and another on the way). Sirdar’s Little Sweet Peas pattern book has some fab patterns in it x
Hi and thank you for joining our merry band. Thank you also for a recommendation (worth its weight in gold) of the Little Sweet Peas pattern book. I will definitely be having a look. Are you enjoying being a grand parent? I hear its a wonderful thing to be. Moke xxx
No problem about the recommendation. I have done a book review post on my page, and have included that book with a couple of pictures of things I have knitted from it if you want to check it out.
And sorry, should have made it clearer. I am a parent, not a grandparent – I knit and crochet hints for my children. But my mum loves being a grandparent! My next one will be her 7th! x
Oh my goodness. I (or rather my children) have a way to go to catch up with your mother. Glad to hear she is enjoying it as I think it’ll be lovely to be an Omi/grandma. Moke xxx
Ha ha to be fair, she has 5 children, so we were bound to provide her with a few!
Phew. No 1 Daughter and No 1 Son will sigh with relief. Sounds like you have a lovely extended family … and a brother in law that introduces you to wool craft? What can I say? Wonderful. Moke xxx
I think he was after some knitted goodies!! I have made him a scarf as a thank you! Aileen x
Should have said things not hints!
Oh and congratulations! I hope your daughter is keeping well. My next one is also due in December x
Ditto the congratulations. We’ll all be busy this Christmas by the sounds of it. Best wishes to you and your growing family. Moke xxx
How super! Congratulations to you too. A shawl sounds a beautiful idea. Know what you mean about the colours, all of a sudden even pale green became a boy colour…. My daughter laughed at me using blue. Looking forward to ‘comparing’ notes. All my best wishes to you and your bump-grandchild. Moke xxx
This jumper is so cute it almost gets me all maternal! Hope Sorrell is getting all excited now she knows she’ll have a little girl to share happy times with.
I used to knit loads of things in my teens and twenties including jumpers for myself but gave away my box of needles and accoutrements, maybe I’ll start again now I have more time.
In the meantime hope the little skirt is coming along.
Hello Jane! I imagine you would create beautiful things. I hope – now have chance to – you re-kindle your old hobby. S is well altho’ still tired. She’s visiting at the mo but will soon be on her way home to Leeds. Always a bit sad when they leave.
I think I may be sewing the little skirt.
Hope all well with you. B had a super holiday by the sounds of it.
Love M xxxX
Congratulations! Hope all goes well with the arrival of your first lil’ princess grand-baby 🙂 ♥ ❤