Last Sunday we hosted a baby shower. Lots of food, presents, and knitters. It was such a nice spread, we are thinking about having a Sunday potluck once a month. Margie made Benedictine, Paulette's husband made zucchini bread, and Vi made a delicious tomato salad with Cindy's tomatoes. Oh, and pregnant ladies showed up too.
Tonya is the most pregnant, so she opened presents first. Doesn't she look great for somebody 9 months pregnant in the middle of August?
And Holly opened up presents, too. She's not due until October, which most likely means she will receive no less than 500 pumpkin hats (I don't know about you, but I'm planning on making one!) Also, she was talking about knitting the kid a grub costume out of Organic Cotton for Halloween. Seriously, that would be the realization of one of my knitting dreams!
Lexi's in the background of this picture. She the youngest member of our Sunday knitting circle. Isn't she adorable? I love how when she's mad she says "Dang Darn it!" Just think, Holly: you'll have one of those in just six short years!
But I digress. Many hand knits were given and received. Holly made these for Tonya.
And we all got together and knit squares for baby blankets. Tonya said she was hoping she'd get one, but that's not the kind of thing you can ask for. Well, I'm glad we didn't disappoint!
Overall, the shower was a success. We even had an appearance by the Phantom Baby! Thanks for satisfying another knitting-related dream of mine, Vi!
PS: Explanation of Inside Joke
Whenever anybody wants to knit baby things, whether for a hope chest or as an example for the store, we began referring to the recipient as a phantom baby. At some point, a phantom baby became the Phantom Baby who is now the unofficial mascot of the shop. If you thought that the appearance of the Phantom Baby at a baby shower was morbid because it was like a ghost baby, you were sorely mistaken. The Phantom Baby is nothing if not an emblem of good luck.