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Aria 10.15.15

I can hardly wait to see her personality emerge during this next year!

Aria’s mom Shelby (my great niece) shared this recent photo of Aria covered with the Mountain Chickadee blanket (knit in Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece) that I knit specially for her. Thank you again to Kimberly for inspiring me with her version of this wonderful design.….and a fun knit. Baby Aria, the first born of our next generation, is now three weeks old this coming Sunday.

During her first week of life she met many of her family….and, in particular,  Aria met her grandma Sundee’s maternal family at a family brunch gathering a week after she was born. This little girl, born weighing 9lbs 2 ozs, is just as cute as can be…..and of course, I am not biased!

Aria first family gathering 10.04.15

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I am inspired to knit many things….and some of them I do. In this case, Kimberly who purchased the Mountain Chickadee baby blanket pattern at Stitches West earlier this year, inspired me with her version of this lovely pattern. “Off” to Ravelry I went to purchase the same pattern. Both of us used Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece (80% cotton 20% wool) …..a great easy to care for yarn for new mom’s.

I have a 2-week deadline…..1/3 done….much knitting to do! I recall the year I decided to make my grandmother an afghan for Christmas…..made that decision at Thanksgiving and was done two days before. I had more time then….but I know I can make this deadline…..I can and I will by golly!

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This photo clearly does not do Debra’s work justice…envision!!

Several baby items popped up this week. Debra finished her Textured Interweave Baby Blanket (actual name of pattern)….the subtle color variegated choice with the detailed stitching pattern was perfect. She did labor a bit over some mis-knit stitches…but not to worry she was able to get back on track with either my help or her own. I love this design and I think I have to knit it….I know there are babies on the horizon in this family. You can find the pattern at Ravelry….it’s a free download. A shout out to the designer for a lovely design!

This past Saturday PJ came with two delights….well really four. There were socks and booties knit from her leftover sock yarn. They are so darn sweet and evoked many noises of delight! Then she showed her reversible baby hat knit from left over sock yarn. I think I have to take this idea and knit this for my Idaho nephew for Christmas…..well maybe even my Iowa nephew. They both live in spots where it gets darn cold in the winter.

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There are several afghans/blanket in the making in the Skein Lane knitting circles. Here is a sampling.

Some of the yarns used include Brown Sheep’s Cotton Fleece and Lorna’s Laces’ Shepherd Super Worsted.

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