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Bundles of Joy


Non-food post alert! Two close friends of mine had babies this July, so I knitted hooded baby blankets, following an adorable pattern from The Thrifty Knitter. It was by far the most challenging thing I’ve knit so far, many steps above baby booties, but the results were worth it.

I knew that JL was expecting a baby boy and EMC was expecting a girl, so I went with blue and brown and pink and brown, respectively. In an amazing coincidence, both Deion and Katherine were born on July 5th. I’d like to think that I had something to do with it (tying them together “cosmically” with the yarn, etc. etc.). Who knows, maybe they will meet one day, fall in love, find out that they have the same exact baby blanket from Auntie Jen and realize that it was all meant to be. Wouldn’t that be sweet?

Deion at almost 2 months. So cute!

Deion at almost 2 months. So cute!

An inquisitive and happy Katherine at 2 1/2 months. Looks like I picked the right color combination!

An inquisitive and happy Katherine at 2 1/2 months. Looks like I picked the right color combination!

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

8 thoughts on “Bundles of Joy

  1. You forgot to mention how cuddly soft your knit is. Deion really loves it. After people read this, you may need to start mass-production!

    • Yay! I’m glad it’s soft and that he likes it. 🙂 I wasn’t sure since the pattern calls for cotton and I used an acrylic wool blend.
      As for mass production, this is economically unfeasible. The number of hours I put into each blanket would cause me to charge hundreds of dollars/blanket!

  2. We love the blanket!! And, the colors are exactly Katherine’s preferences (or mine, whatev). I agree with Joanna….everyone will want one! Better start knitting.

  3. wow. those babies aren’t bad looking either 😉

  4. I just realized that Joanne and I have the same initials. and can be quite confusing, as I’m clearly very far from having a baby. Good thing I just got hitched and can change mine to JLK ;). The hoodies are PRECIOUS Jen. How did I not know you were knitting these days?

  5. Didn’t see you as a knitter Jen, but glad you’re keeping busy! (emily told me about your blog, it looks cool!). Katherine looks cute in the blanket!

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