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Adorable in Green

Hey, remember when I knit two baby blankets for two dear friends a couple of years ago and then the babies were born on the same day? Well, believe it or not, THE SAME THING HAPPENED AGAIN. On January 4th 2011, both EF and TT gave birth to baby boys! And guess what? I knit little green gifts for both of them! This is bound to happen a third time, right?

Ronin, son of TT, was the recipient of the first hat I ever knit “in the round.” It’s a pattern from Stitch ‘N Bitch called, “umbilical cord hat.” Luckily, it turned out cuter than it sounds! Ronin is the little brother of Aiden, for whom I made baby booties — one of the first things I knit, period. He’s also ridiculously adorable. I mean, just look at him. *swoon*

Ronin: "I make this hat look gooood."

If you’ve been following my blog, you might recognize the blanket pattern on EF’s baby boy Russell. It’s the same one I made for LS’s baby girl Evie. One major difference was that Evie’s was made from soft acrylic, while Russell’s was made from cotton. I love how both of them turned out, but they do look and feel very different. EF says that Russell snuggled with this blanket for a while after the photo shoot was over. Mission accomplished!

Russell is a happy baby, and a cutie to boot!

Gratuitous and adorable baby foot photo.

I can’t wait to meet both of these babies in person in a few months!

P.S. If any of you out there are knitters/crocheters, you can friend me on Ravelry. My username is stitchinjen.


So Snuggly!

Congrats to M & L, who had an adorable little girl named Evelyn (aka Evie) almost 2 months ago. To welcome her into the world, I knit her a snuggly raspberry tic-tac-toe blanket. It was slightly easier than the hooded baby blankets, and I was quite pleased with the results. Most importantly, it’s very soft and I’ve been told that Evie likes to sleep with it. I’m excited that I’ll finally get to meet little Evie in a couple of weeks!


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!