Thursday, July 19, 2007
This is Gracie! Over the weekend, we went to her christening -- hubby and I had the incredible honor of being her godparents -- but didn't get much one-on-one time, so the kids and I trekked on over to Chez Cuz's house for some quality time. My Baby Girl apparently has a bit of a talent with the camera, too (and a talent for revealing mommy's cleavage...) as she was the photographer here.
What a cutie! And such a good and happy baby. No interest in crawling yet, but she loves to hold your fingers and bounce, bounce, bounce. I forgot the little jitterbug dance they do at that age -- you know, the one where they tighten one leg like a steel bar and tap the other one in rapid non-rhythm? LOVE THAT. I don't think there is anything this kid does that isn't cute. I did finish her Sunflower Dress by the christening, but I had to take it home for some minor alterations. I took the wing-it approach to knitting the top as my row gauge was 1/2 what it called for, so I worked the shaping as I saw fit and didn't even check the pattern to see which side went where and totally missed that I should have had a button hole. The fish buttons I had bought were too big, so I chose some cute little Angel beads that I had in the stash and sewed those on, fastening both sides of the dress closed. Well, couple that with a slightly non-forgiving cost-off and it barely squeaks over her head. I have the dress at home and have pulled the beads off. I'll attach snaps on the inside and either re-use the Angel beads or continue my search for buttons. I won't be seeing them for a few more weeks as my Cuz and the babe are going to the Dominican Republic to go house hunting. (She is looking for something big enough for a family of guests -- yay!)
In the meantime, here are a few shots of my little man's teddy bear modeling the dress (pic #2 shows the color better, but the flash is just so harsh).
The Boy was horrified that I degraded his oh-so-masculine bear so, but I did explain it was for Grace, so he let it go -- just barely.
The kids spent the night there so I got to go off and see the Newburyport spinners. What a lovely and welcoming group! The gathered at the Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm in Newbury, MA on this particular night and I had such a great time. This is the location of the upcoming Fiber Revival on August 18th (seen at Julia's blog), and I've been invited to be a vendor -- squeee! SO YOU HAVE TO COME. lol Seriously, tho, some of the workshops/classes look fantastic, and it is a gorgeous place (right next to an Alpaca Farm!), and there will be so many other wonderful spinners, knitters, weavers, and fiber folk of all walks, kinds, and levels, what could be better? I can't wait. I may have to see who I can rope into helping at the table so I can take a class or two. I'll have preview shots of fiber and yarns that I'll be offering there in the upcoming days and weeks, too, if you need any more convincing. I spent the day the other day cranking out some batts, and I must say -- YUM. AND I finally got in my new wool/bamboo sock yarn that will probably make it's debut there. mmmhmmm
Studio is almost done -- just gotta get hubby to put up the counters and shelves. I CAN'T WAIT! I may not even have to be embarrassed about my house anymore! Pics and mystery shawl update tomorrow...(now go to Moth Heaven and check out the Revival stuff -- seriously -- go -- you know you want to!)