Monday, January 28, 2008

Froggy Shower

A dear friend is adopting a child. We (the knitting group) had a "baby adoption shower." It's a girl. She is roughly 14 yrs old (forgive me S, I forget how old she is). She is a beautiful "baby" and she has a delightful smile.

The shower was a surprise to the parents-to-be and soon-to-be-daughter. There was cake (of course) and gifts galore. DD and I had a lot of fun shopping for "baby girl." She is a fan of frogs (her new mom knits so this is appropriate). We bought this frog to "entertain baby girl". He is a puppet and he "talks". She also received a light for the back seat of the car, face wipes, a lollipop pacifier, hand knitted face cloths, a water "bottle" and many other wonderful, useful items including a stress ball for the parents :) Congratulations Mom, Dad and "Baby Girl!"

I made a pair of pink "booties" for baby girl. They will keep her "little" feet warm. I found the pattern while surfing the net. Quick, easy and cute.

This is in keeping with the frog post title and the fact I still suffer
startitis. The knitting group was knitting these socks. I flatly refused. By mid week, I lost the battle with startitis once again. I cast on for the fan socks by Heartland Knits. Check it out here: Self convinced me that I did not need to keep track of the pattern. After all, (as self explained) I have been knitting for many years. But with the one armed husband and the chattering 16 yr old I lost count of the pattern rows. I am also not smarter than the pattern. It was necessary to frog this sock countless times. Until.......the lightbulb flickered and I announced to self that she was wrong. W-R-O-N-G! I did need to count and keep track of the rows. So while self convinced me to start the socks, I am in control of some things.........aren't I?

This is another thing that I apparently do not have control of, Mr. Bettis. He is not supposed to be on the furniture but this is what I came home to after "baby girl's" shower. Mr. Bettis lounging on the love seat. GET DOWN, BETTIS! Do you see the affect that order had on him?

It's a no win situation around here.


monica said...

How nice to have a baby shower for the "baby girl" and parents. That is wonderful.

Your socks are going to be stunning. I have often thought about purchasing that pattern.

Laura Neal said...

I love the picture of Bettis napping on the couch with his head on the pillow. Don't you know that dogs will find the most comfortable spot on the couch and sleep there no matter how much you shout at them or scream. They turn into the deafest creatures under the sun.
He is adorable, though. :)

KnittingMoose said...

That shower is a lovely gesture, how nice.

Neat socks! What pattern is that? Looks great with the colorful yarn.

Bad dog! ;)

Diane said...

I love the shower idea for "baby girl" and her parents. Welcoming a new family member is always exciting. How nice to be able to share in their excitment.

My cats have the same reaction when they are sleeping where they shouldn't be.

Anita said...

He He! Mr. Bettis is a well trained doggy! :) They think the sad puppy dog eyes will get them out of anything, it usually works doesn't it? :)