Wednesday, 12 May 2010

I Can Crochet In Girly Pink





My friend fosters babies. Her latest baby left her, after over 12 months with her, a couple of weeks ago so she has been waiting for a new placement since then. As you know I have been making baby items for the new arrival and was praying for a girl this time as she has a tendency to get little boys placed with her. I have just had a phone call saying that hopefully this time it's a girl and if all goes well she will arrive on Friday. I will have to step up the size as she is a couple of months old and we don't know, at this stage, how big she will be.

I took a chance and made a pink matinee and a bonnet earlier but after that I tried to stay with neutral shades. I have finished off the cardigan from the King Cole pattern 3151 and whilst it has come out quite girly with the lilac trim it has turned out quite small and so I doubt will fit anything bigger than a small newborn. It will have to go into the bottom drawer for when another new small baby arrives. I am now making the waistcoat pictured in the top right hand corner of the pattern. Fortunately I had started making it in the next size up before I got the phone call so at least a waistcoat will fit her. I have not put pockets on the cardigan nor will I on the waistcoat as they are a bit superfluous on a new baby.

I knew that sorting out my wool and finding out that I had lots of pinks and lilacs was an omen. I think that it was me willing her to get a little girl this time that has worked it's magic. Yeah that means the girly crochet patterns that I favourited on Ravelry may get used along with the other patterns from Kay Jones that I haven't started yet.

The only trouble is that the boy's jackets will take a back seat now. I don't enjoy knitting at the best of times and especially knitting for boys. I do it because I know that the Mum prefers knitted things. Any excuse to stop knitting - I know I am terrible. I told you before that I am a thwarted mother of girls. If all of my babies had been born I would have had 4 boys whereas my brother got 2 girls. Obviously I can't make girls. Although I am sad that I only had the one child can you imagine me with 4 sons? I think not! We would never have fitted into my small house especially if they had been the size of my son. I doubt that I would have had 4 children anyway - we planned to have two but plans don't always work out in life.

Tonight I am going to finish off the waistcoat and drool over my baby girl patterns to see what I am going to make next. Thank heaven for little girls.

4 comments:

Allysa said...

I wouldn't know what to do for a boy...I have 8 grand-daughters,the little girl items you make are so cute. Some day I will learn to knit but for now I simply crochet. Sorry about your frustrations with US terms...I have a couple of UK patterns and the frustration goes both ways...LOL

Vivian said...

I have been lurking--that is, reading but not commenting--for a while, but today I just have to tell you how beautiful your work is. I am so impressed with your skills in modifying patterns and your fast work! Your blog is so much fun to read because of the way you tell even just everyday stories. Thanks for sharing with us!

Viv

Zu said...

Fostering children must be so rewarding. I sometimes think I'd like to foster children. My eldest asked me to wait until he moves out. lol

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