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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Off My Needles

Hi everyone,
So nice to be back blogging. Have been so busy house wise. New roof being put on, noisy, messy and distracting! (total of three weeks of this) Despite it all I have been getting caught up and planning a visit to see my mom, one of the weeks. She is so excited and so am I. She just had her 84th birthday! So if you don't hear from me for a week, I will be back and I will miss blogging and reading all my favorites! (I think you all know who you are.....and I'm always looking for new sites)

So I finished the baby shower sweater today, blocked it, took pictures, wrapped it and went to the shower! The pressure was really on, I was really happy with the results, but I have to stop putting so much pressure on myself. This pattern is wonderful and I will definitely make it again. Actually this is my 2nd one. The pattern goes from 6 months to size 6, so it is very popular at many ages. So let me show you the finished piece.

This sweater is so soft, it feels like chenille. Completely washable

Still waiting for labels I am having made, so using this style for now.

This pattern is Designs by Jeannine #47

Child's Hooded Pullover

I bought a little top and striped leggings to go with the hoodie

Little sheepie button to add some cuteness

You can see where this style can really be useful for ages all the way up. In fact, the mommy-to-be asked if I could make her a matching one. hahahahaha    Love to, but my to do list is toooooo long.

Hope you enjoyed visiting, I know I love your visits. Thank you ever so much. Hope you all have a wonderful day and weekend that's almost here. Take care and smile lots!!



  1. thats adrobale..love the buttons

  2. ♥ that sheepie button!

    Have a wonderful visit with your Mom and enjoy your vacation!

  3. Dear Robin, love that sweater! What a lucky baby! I'm so happy you get to spend time with your Mother. Mine we lost a year ago right before her 89th birthday.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. It's too too pretty.........I love knitting for baby, it's so rewarding to see them all snuggled in something cosy and soft.

    lily x

  5. Hello Robin The baby knit is so soft and adorable! And I do love the little sheepie button, it's perfect. I hope you have a lovely time visiting your mother, and a nice break from normal routine too. See you soon!
    Helen x

  6. Oh what a gorgeous snuggly little lamby jumper! As I said before Robin I bet it'll be a firm favourite in babies wardrobe. So sweet. That sheepie button is extra cute!
    Happy Birthday Robin's Mum.

  7. O Robin that is such a beautiful jumper, what a lucky baby.You knit such wonderful things. The sheep button finishes it off perfectly. Have a wondeful time visiting your dear Mum. I'm lucky that mine is only a 40min drive away and we are off there for dinner tomorrow evening. Have fun and see you soon,
    Jane x

  8. Hello Robin,

    I can see why your mom would like to have a sweater, I would love to have one too, especially with those sheep-buttons, adorable!

    Have a wonderfully sunny and happy weekend!


  9. I love that sheepy button!! I'm sure the baby will get lots of wear from your generous and loving present.