Jul 12, 2007

Our New Best Friend

Meet our new best friend, the newest love of my life, Acacia May. My sweet June-bug was born three weeks early by emergency c-section, shes a tiny little thing, but healthy and so full of joy. How does one describe such love, its something one will never understand until they have a child of their own. I could have never understood. She was born june 28th, and since then my world is brighter. Its been two of the hardest yet most fulfilling wonderful weeks of my life. How does that work? I cant answer that, but i can attest to it! She gives me new reason to live, and she makes life worth living. Even at the extent of my exhuastion, i cant seem to set her down.

She has done nothing to make me love her, yet i would give my life for her. This must be the love of the Father, the Creator of the you and me. Now i understand. What an amazing miracle.

Jun 21, 2007

Meet Farley and Petey

Meet another member of my family... Farley. He's not stretching folks, he's sleeping.Farley had to get shaved from the shoulder down to remove all the mattes, we saved him from the wild and still need to neuter him, but thought we'd wait till he was untraumatized a bit.

Next up is Petey... Petey is a little chihuahua, but hes a cute one that never barks and really is the sweetest most affectionate baby ever. I know, you dont have to believe me... but im telling the truth. I would have never gotten a chihuahua myself, but a friend couldnt keep him so i took him in, and it was the best thing i ever did.Hes a good traveler! Here he's in the back window of the car, loungin.

Sharing a piece of gum with Ben : ) and licking one of his dear stuffed companions (of which he will never leave the house without!) Petey sleeps under the covers with us (he loves bedtime).

I have a new knit for you! This is the Silky Wrap Sweater and the Dainty Booties from the book Knitting For Two by Ericka Knight.
I made them both with Lion Brand Microspun in purple.
It turned out very nice. Extremely soft, but a bit heavy. Do you see that embroidery work? I learned to do french knots and the stem stitch and had Alot of fun doing it!! Who knew.

Jun 20, 2007

This should get you started

Ive been having huge amounts of contractions lately so i thought i better hurry up and post some pics of what ive been working on. Lets just say im on a baby knitting frenzy. Unfortunatly thats all that ive been doing. They say that you get this so called "nesting syndrome" when the baby is close to being due.... um yah, havent gotten that yet. Nothing is ready for the baby, the crib is still in the basement, the carseat is yet to be opened and assembled! I know, thats bad. I have so much organizing and getting ready to do, but it seems like i do the dishes, and im exhausted. Totally unmotivated.
I have an appt. today, last week i was 50% effaced, and was measuring small, so my doc. ordered an ultrasound to check the growth of the babe, i guess she is on the 30th percentile, so shes small, but not an emerg. yet. I thought she looked quite chubby on the screen myself, but what do i know. Its all so exiting, i just cant wait to meet her.

Anywho, heres what ive been working on ...
As of now, i realize that i cant try this on to see if it is going to fit and make changes if needed, considering my body is in a state of enlargement....Everywhere! But i just Could Not help myself! Its beautiful! I love every pattern in this book: Knitting Lingerie Style

This pattern is the shaped lace tee .
I am knitting it in the smallest size with the waist shaping. But actually used a sz. larger than the called for needles to get gauge.
I am using knit picks 'main line' which is 75% pima cotton, 25% merino wool. I absolutly adore it! it is so soft and has a perfect drape while still being lightweight.
The pattern is so easy and fun, and fast too. Now all i need to do is have this baby so i can wear it. Oh, and finish it of course.

Next up: baby knits!

Vine Lace Baby Hat from the new knitting daily website.
Knit in knit picks Pallette, the hat came out pretty small knit in such a fine guage yarn, but like my husband says, it will fit her right out of the chute.
Fun pattern, but needs constant attention.

I LOVED knitting this booty! Do you recognize it? Its the angora baby booty from LMKG.
If you havent tried this pattern yet i would recommend it, even if you dont have a baby to knit for..do it for yourself. It was so fun and really only took an hour to knit. But the best part is NO SEAMING! I usually dont mind seaming, but on tiny booties...Not Fun! Plus the directions on this pattern are amazing! So explanatory.
I knit it with Lion Brand Moonlight Mohair, which was extra fun. and turned out great.
Sorry its missing its twin, i just had to share it with you!

Heres another one from LMKG. Knit in some cheapo walmart yarn, that actually turned out amazing. If someone really wants to know i can find out for you.

Here is the hat and booties set from Natural Knits For Babies and Moms. Knit in Caron Simply Soft. I love the picot edge on the hat, and the booties are sweet, but kind-of military-like . They definatly needed the ribbon!

Well, I have lots more knits to share with you, but for now, my all-out, sports-crazed husband:
He'd be the one four feet in the air, trying to kill all the girls in the family.

Jun 13, 2007

This is me

Hi, My name is BethAnn, this is me:

Ok, so that was before i was 36 weeks pregnant. Here is a more recent pic: This is the three of us.. me, the love of my life, my dear husband and best friend, and the little one inside is our daughter, Acacia May.

Most of my day is filled with knitting and sewing and trying to keep clean our new home:
And now i enter into the land of blogging... kinda scary, putting yourself out there for the world to see, and judge. Im not quite sure why anyone would want to read what i have to say, or see any of my creations! Its quite a vulnerable position to put yourself out there for the world to judge. But I have enjoyed reading others' blogs for so long and I constantly find myself thinking of things i would share. I think it will be fun, and i look forward to meeting new friends.
I cant wait to take pics of my knitting and other projects and being able to share them with anyone who cares! (Coming soon!)

Lets just see if this really works!

Ok, lets just see if this really works