It’s been a while since I last blogged and for good reason (in my mind!). I’ve been doing more knitting and crocheting for my first grandchild! I feel bad that I only kept this New Year’s Resolution (to blog every week) for 4 months, but I’m having the time of my life with these cute baby projects! Here’s a few photos of a crochet sweater and hat that I made this past week for my granddaughter, who’s due to arrive in our lives in less than a month:
I just LOVE this set! It’s made from a FREE Red Heart pattern called Twin Sweater Set. You can find this free pattern here. One of the ladies (Rae) at my weekly knit/crochet group was making this exact sweater last month and I immediately fell in love with it! She shared the location of the free pattern and the yarn name/color with me that day. The sweater and hat in the pattern are made with 2 skeins of Red Heart Baby TLC. However, Rae and I made our sets from 1 skein of Lion Brand Baby Soft yarn in the color, Parfait Print. After seeing Rae’s adorable baby sweater and hat, I immediately got to work finding the yarn and purchasing it so I could make my own set for my granddaughter. I think it turned out great and I look forward to seeing my granddaughter wearing this sweater and hat this fall/winter!
In the past few months, I’ve designed a few other things for my granddaughter, which I hope to be ready to self-publish later this year, when my life slows down a little. I think most of you know that my mom passed away earlier this year. Well, I’m the executor and trustee for her estate, so I have plenty to do to get all that squared away. And I’ve never done this before, so I have lots to learn!
I can’t show you the other 2 designs that I’ve made for my granddaughter, but I can tell you that one of them is a knit blanket and the other is a crochet bib. I’m not quite sure if the bib is large enough around the neck, so I’ll try it on my granddaughter when I see her next month.
I’m getting very excited about the BIG DAY coming soon! I really look forward to being a grandma and spoiling my grandchild!!! I promise to share photos of her in about a month from now, if not sooner. I just hope I don’t bore you with TOO MANY photos of her (I’m sure you know how proud grandparents can be)!!! For now, here’s a photo of her from a recent ultrasound: