Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Ready for baby

My Old Man's daughter called yesterday to say that she is going to be induced tomorrow morning, a day before her due date. The docs think the baby's shoulders are unusually wide and she is rather petite, so they don't want to let her go any longer. I'm always biased towards letting the mama's body do its thing naturally (but who am I to talk? I had every possible medical intervention, due to multiple complications), so I'm a tad disappointed that they are just going to go ahead and take the baby. Still, we're all excited.

And of course, I had to snap into gear and finally put the buttons on Baby J's sweater, something I had put off for weeks (and now I know it was with good reason. Man, they were a pain!). But now the entire layette is complete!

Child's Cotton Hat from Last Minute Knitted Gifts
Bernat cottontots


Dreambaby Booties from fabulousyarn
Bernat cottontots


Diagonal Garter Stitch Blanket
25 inches square, unblocked (hence the crease in the middle)
Rowan Soft Baby


Child's Placket-Neck Sweater, Last Minuted Knitted Gifts
Bernat cottontots

I couldn't get blogger to upload the final pic, which is of the pants. I'll try again later. They are Picky Pants from Little Turtle Knits, in Bernat cottontots.

I really loved working with the Bernat cotton. Good thing, because I have a ton left and a friend with a baby due in September. The Rowan Soft Baby is super-soft but I got tired of working with it. Boy am I glad to be done with the never-ending baby blanket.

Today is My Old Man's birthday. He was kind of hoping that Baby J would arrive today. It could still happen. But please, no one call me Granny!

9 comments:

Dave said...

Wonderful layette ... baby stuff is always so cute! This is going to be one very well dressed kidlet :-)

Red said...

Blogger only allows 4-5 pictures per post depending on their size. I use photobucket.com and then copy the tags they provide into the html section.

Well done on the whole outfit before the child arrives. Impressive dedication and forethought.

Whimsical Knitting said...

OH, it's beautiful!!!! I spotted the LMKG items right away...love that book!!! You did a great job, mom and babe will love it!

Sneaksleep said...

Wow! I am so impressed with how much you've knitted--and each item is gorgeous. The most I've ever managed to knit for one baby was a sweater. Most of them just get hats. But that might have something to do with my procrastination habit...

Meredith said...

So cute!

Knitting-Nelly said...

I just saw this on KH! Wow, what a beautiful set!

I love the way you did the colors (white accent on booties, blue on the pants and hat). It really looks fabulous!

sara_jayne said...

What a beautiful set!! Everything looks so comfy!

mazhalai said...

thanks for the ideas.. i gotta make loads of baby stuff before jan!
happy knitting

del said...

Wow, what a beautiful layette!