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It's a boy!....

For Michelle, anyway. :)

I've been knitting and crocheting for him, since her shower is in less than 2 weeks. We will see if I actually get to go, but I hope to. And if I don't, well, then I guess I'll give her the gifts another time.

Here is what I have made for her so far:

This is Faux-isle Baby Hat

I am making mitts to match it, and will be writing the pattern up here when I get them both done since it's easy and cute. I have one mitt done now, and half of the second one.

I also have these Pistachio Mitts made, I just crocheted these up one day at my aunt's house when the yarn wasn't behaving for what I had originally planned to make with it.

These are made with 100% organically grown, spun, and dyed cotton. They are super soft!

And lastly we have this Soft Burp Cloth.

It's a good burp cloth size when put over the shoulder. I found the pattern in a Care Wear Newsletter, I think from 2007. Very fast and easy, you work one row and you remember the pattern. This is more of the organic cotton, this one is colorway Walnut. Again, it is unbelievably soft and will be perfectly comfortable against a newborn's skin.

Ah-ha! I found the correct Newsletter. Let's see if this link works.... September 2007 Care Wear Newsletter. It is a .pdf file, and can also be found by going to and selecting "2007" in the year box and "September" in the month box. The pattern appears on page 7, I believe.

Aside from all that, I've been making some other things. I was out of knitting and crocheting for a while, I just felt too awful. The morning sickness (which lasted all day) hit me hard this time, plus we were all sick otherwise too. When I get sick it settles in my chest and I try to hack up a lung for 6 weeks, which does not mix well with the nausea and sensitive gag reflex of morning sickness. However, in the last week to two weeks I've started to feel somewhat alive again and complete these projects for charity:

I made a Lilac Bush Preemie Beanie

and a Sunset Washcloth

and I sent this box of things to Pine Ridge Reservation. Some of the things were newly made, and some had been waiting for their owners for a long time.

And here are a few photos of Tiri, just for fun. :)

She loves playing ball now.

And trying to dress her dollies. <3

She's 21 months today. 


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