Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Clancy is here!

Bekah just called. After 25 hours of labor, last night she gave birth to a healthy baby boy (7 lbs 5 ounces). Everybody is tired, but doing well. We're promised pictures. I'll post them as soon as I get them.

So, she won't be making to Stitch N Bitch on Thursday. I guess her absence is excused.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Bekah's Baby shower

Okay, my blogging bragging rights have been revoked. I am now going to continue my installment of Bekah's Baby Shower. You remember. The one that happened TWO WEEKS AGO!

And looking back at my photo archives, there really aren't many pictures. (I can blame that on the fact that I was watching Leo and not taking pictures, but that isn't really a very good excuse.)

Anyway, there were a lot of handknits given and received. The dinosaur. And also some booties and some bibs. But I don't remember who or what and I definitely don't have pictures. So.

Here's an overview.
We were going to have Chicken McNuggets for food. Maybe we would have even arranged them in a cake formation just like that one commercial where a bride insists on having a Chicken McNugget cake at her wedding for some inexplicable reason. But Bekah wasn't feeling well and couldn't eat solid food, so we figured that the smell of Chicken McNuggets when one couldn't eat any was kind of cruel. So we ate non-smelly food.

We all got together and made Bekah this Griffyndor baby blanket. (Because Seth is most definitely going to be Griffyndor. Wouldn't that be terrible to make somebody's baby a Slytherin blanket? For those of you not in the know: Griffyndor is good, Slytherin is bad, and you are a Muggle.) It is made out of Cascade Sierra and Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece. Let me tell ya, 1 x 1 rib for three feet is NOT FUN. But we had a lot of help and the outcome was most definitely worth it.
You want a better picture of the blanket? Oh, that's right. We forgot to take a real picture of this blanket. So that's all you get until Bekah has Seth and we get the picture of him sleeping under his blanket.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Monkey Business

Vi's granddaughter Carol had her first communion. So of course, to celebrate this momentous occasion, Vi had to knit a striped stuffed monkey wearing a crocheted bikini!

It is the Monkey pattern from this Reynolds Kids Book knit out of various scraps Vi had on hand.

Carol loved her monkey! She asked Vi if she had made it or bought it. When she found out that her grandmother had knitted it by hand, Carol said, "Oh good!"
She's named the monkey Suzanne. Huh. I don't know if Suzanne should be honored or not.