Tuesday, 25 August 2015

{Baby Knits}


Learning that you are going to be an Omie* ...at 36 is quite something.

And you know it is going to be a wonderful, magical, joyful, beautiful something.

I am sure having a baby during her first year of college will be challenging at times but this surprise wee one and it's dear Mama will be loved beyond measure by so many. I know all will be well, as it usually always is. And aren't some of the greatest wonders of life often unplanned?

So Emmy is starting college this September and the baby will be due in March so I've started to get a baby knits hamper made up for her.

I can't believe how much I've knitted for my babies over the years! Clearly this little one won't get chilly.

The satin lined blanket with the rabbit applique was actually knitted by my own grandfather for me.
His Scottish mother made sure he and his three older brothers learnt to knit when they were boys.




I made up this little baby bunting doll pattern on our way to and from the seaside a couple of weeks ago.


I had a rough idea of the shapes I wanted to create and by some magic/luck they kind of worked. 
Bit slap dash I know but I sometimes like the feeling of not knowing exactly what you're going to get.
Muddling along is my speciality it seems. Besides, I had only found out the exciting news a few days earlier and my hands were itchy for baby knits.

Watching this little being unfold from the nest of my own hands, my heart filled with love for the little hands that will hold was very special.
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I knitted this little bunting doll using a mix of natural brown Alpaca Aran and some beautiful, plant dyed worsted by the wonderful Oxford Kitchen Yarns on Etsy.
While the face and hands were knitted with some BFL that I tea dyed some months ago.


*(German for Granny and after my own Omie)

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27 comments:

  1. Hi! Nice knitting. Your babies are very happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Hi! Nice knitting. Your babies are very happy. Thanks for sharing.

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  3. Congratulations Omie!!!!
    How very special - I am so excited for you and Emmy - such a precious time!
    oh and your knits are just perfect xxx

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  4. Four of my five babies are the greatest unplanned wonders of my life so I know everything will be well and beautiful for your grandwee one too. I didn't knit when my babies were babies, but I am making up for it with grands.

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  5. Oh how exciting and wonderful. Babies are such a joy! It sounds like it will be challenging but all the best things in life are and it seems as if there is a strong family support system here. How lovely to have a blanket that your grandfather knit for you. I see where you get the love of needlework. Now...I'm off to check out the Oxford kitchen yarn.

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  6. How exciting. I appreciate that you are so positive and supportive about the new baby. They are a wonderful joy. How lovely to have so many hand-knitted items for this baby.

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  7. Congratulations. What a wonderful life that wee one will lead, born into so much love.

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  8. What a wonderful blessing I am sure he/she will be - not to mention all of the fun knitting.

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  9. such beautiful little knits. <3

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  10. Congratulations all round!! And what a gorgeous dolly, so very snugglable (is that a word?!)

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  11. Gorgeous knits. Your daughter is very blessed to have such a wonderful support system as she moves through her pregnancy and birth of her baby.

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  12. As the first time grandmother of a now 3 month old I can tell you that grandmotherhood is amazing, although the changing roles take some getting used to. I just wish I too was a mere 36.

    I love that you'll be Omie after your own grandmother. My daughter, ever the control freak, has insisted I be Granny, but I would have preferred Mim, a family nickname for me, or Oma which has been used in the past in my husband's family and which I rather like.

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  13. Beautiful natural baby knit hamper. I'm forty and my eldest is 8. I do worry sometimes that I will be too old by the time they have children. We worry if they are too young also. Things always work out in the end. Happy blessings to you and your daughter.

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  14. congratulations, future omie! those knits are a beautiful treasure and gift for the baby...

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  15. I just wanted to thank you you all for your lovley, supportive comments. They mean so much. I have the most wonderful blog readers :) xx

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  16. Oh, what fun and dear baby things! So pretty and precious.

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  17. Aw congratulations :) Very sweet little baby things

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  18. Beautiful knits for a special baby, who is blessed with lots of love.

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  19. I think I know how you feel. We had Marianne when we were in our mid-thirties. My congratulations and prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery. And how darling are the knitted works, and very nicely done!

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  20. a first grand child is always very special! Hope it's not too difficult for your daughter being pregnant for the first time and going to colege:)

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  21. So soft and cuddly. Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  22. Oh, these are all so delicate and sweet - just like the little one who will wear them next March! Congratulations "Omie". I love that German name for Grandmother. We always used the French "Grandmama" in my French Canadian family.

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  23. I love that it's your GrandFATHER that made your blanket! What a wonderful heirloom. It looks to still be in great condition.

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  24. Wow, such big news - and what beautiful knits. She is lucky to have such a strong web of support for the next chapter in her life. And how exciting to welcome a sweet baby into your family!

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