Thursday, December 1, 2005

Annie Grook, Take Two

After weeks of careful planning about what knitting projects I'd take with me over Thanksgiving, I must confess that very little actual knitting took place. I had a good exuse, though.

Meet Calvin Kiley. He is, of course, adorable and most precious. Born Wednesday, November 23, 2005, he was 21" and 8 pounds 12 ounces. Check out my brother's blog for more details and pictures. Mom and I were incredibly fortunate to have the chance to go visit this past weekend, and even more fortunate that Calvin showed up just in time.

We were excited to see Maggie, too, and she was eager to show off all of her brand new big sister skills. We had tea parties and took walks and danced and sang and read books and played hide-and-seek (Have you ever played hide-and-seek with a three year old? It's hilarious.) and took naps and played with dolls and toys and had an all around fantastic time.

Remember those teaser pics from last week? Here are the full objects:
Here's Peter Rabbit, made from the "knit a square, make a bunny" pattern found here. The vest came from the bunny in Nursery Knits by Debbie Bliss, and just happened to fit this bunny. Happiness.

This is the other project: a baby quilt made with Peter Rabbit and Benjamin Bunny fabric. These two projects made up 2/3 of Maggie's big sister gift, the other third being a bit Peter Rabbit picture book, which Grandma read multiple times while Maggie looked for her bunny's brass button, and checked out the bunnies on the quilt. A couple days later, Maggie got to show off her Peter Rabbit bowl and mug when we had oatmeal and hot chocolate for breakfast.

I got to spend time with Anthony and his family over the weekend, too. We had the meeting of the moms, and various combinations of both families got together for dinner two different times. Anthony got a digital camera over the weekend, so he was busy taking pictures of everything. We had fried mushrooms at
Kidd Valley Saturday night, I met some of his extended family, hung out with his mom and siblings, and we even got to do some sight seeing downtown on Monday afternoon.

I still have a cuff-down vs. toe-up debate to discuss for my friend Joy, that I promise I haven't forgotten about. I also have stacks of stuff looming on my desk, so I'd better get to it. Knitting content forthcoming, I promise.

1 comment:

Joy said...

Sounds like an awesome Thanksgiving. What cute kids! I love the bunny - it's perfect!

Any excitement with the knitting projects going through airport security?