Monday, March 19, 2007

sweaters, puppydog tails and all things nice

awhile back i asked your advice about a baby sweater i had made. thank you all for the compliments and opinions, even those who responded privately. i will be sending that sweater to my cousin in india, who just gave birth to a baby girl and made me a "Badi Mummy" (big mom/older mother) or technically, a Masi (mother's sister). yay for nieces!

yesterday, cc, ray and i put on the baby shower we had planned for our dance instructor, boogie (i didn't make that up), whose baby boy is due to arrive in april. food was flowing, presents were piling up and we all had a great time. this woman is more than just a teacher; she brings a lot of joy to so many people and makes everybody she comes in contact with feel great about themselves. i'm sure she'll be just as loving to her son as she has been to us all of these years. yay for baby b-boys!

i made another sweater for boogie's baby in a very manly square pattern, you know, as manly as you can be in supersoft pale blue. unfortuately i don't have a picture, but it was pretty well-received and i think she will likely put it on her son. that's good enough for me! hooray for me realizing that the hood was sewn on backwards before i gave it to the mom!

there's nothing like the idea of brand-new people, who haven't yet taken the knocks of life, to make you seek out the blessings in your own.

7 comments:

Radioactive Jam said...

When you say the hood was "swen on backwards" do you mean cover the face / expose back of head backwards? Because I can't help but think that'd be REALLY funny to give as-is, with a "right" one waiting in the wings. You wrap it up and give it but don't say anything, see if they (1) notice and (2) comment. Then after some period of time - moments, days, you decide - you call and say, "So! How's that sweater working out?" Of course the risk here is total alienation for all time, so maybe just fixing it and letting it go is the best choice.

But still.

Jon said...

I'm sure even in supersoft pale blue the boy will smack of manliness. The right pattern of sweater will do that.

ML said...

Yeah for the sweaters! I like your last part about the brand-new people. How true!

The Stormin Mormon said...

I still can't believe that someone my age can knit... Really well too...

Demosthenes said...

Will you knit me something? True, I may not be a baby, but I'm still pretty innocent and tend to throw up on people when I'm upset.

cadiz12 said...

well, before you sew the pieces together, the hood is a little triangle. and if you don't get the right side attached to the body of the jacket there's not enough vertical space for the kid's head and it looks funny. but it's hard to tell you've done it wrong right away if you do these things while watching tv.

i sure hope it looks manly enough. but really, how manly can you be when your momma has to wipe your behind?

anytime i'm feeling down, if i look at these little guys i feel better. new people are so sweet and innocent. then i give them back to their mothers. ha ha.

thanks, stormin. my grandmother was a tailor and she taught me all that stuff when i was a little kid. i caught A LOT of flak about it before knitting/crocheting/making clothes became so trendy. (i think highcontrast still calls me grandma sometimes.) but i'm a little salty that everyone assumes i've just jumped on a bandwagon in the last few years.

sure thing, dem. just promise not to throw up on me. when i'm upset, i tend to throw things.

jinius said...

that is so cool that you knit! i actually have the knitting for dummies book but I think I need to get knitting for the sub-competent.