Monday, December 31, 2007

She's Here!

Isn't she the cutest baby ever! My first grandchild. Oh, the wonders of e-mail and digital cameras. Even though she's across the country I have a picture already. She was born at 11:47 Eastern time today.

I can't really believe it yet. I've been knitting like mad for this day and I'm still knitting more but wow, here she is!! And in just a week I'll get to see her when I get to go out and "help" them. Any one who is already a Grandma will know that it's a privilege to do anything I can for my daughter, son-and-law and new baby. They named her Abigail and she weighs 5lb. 11oz. She is 19 inches long. That means newborn stuff will fit her longer.

I finished the Tulip Baby Cardigan today and I'm starting another baby sweater right away. I wouldn't want her to be cold right?

The Tulip sweater was just a joy to knit. I did get that slow start because of knit night. (Couldn't be my own fault that I started it on needles 2 sizes too big could it) When I got going on it I just couldn't stop because I had to see what the next color would look like. I have enough yarn so that with moving the colors around I could make a couple more. The Bunny Hop yarn is so soft and nice to work with. I hope it will take washing well - I haven't been able to find info on its durability. If you look at my Ravelry project page for it I figured out how much yarn I used of each color. So if Kelly wanted to make up kits - hint, hint. BTW I got gauge exactly when I used the right size needles. The pattern was very well written and I followed it exactly except I picked up 4 stitches around the corners because I thought the picture on the pattern looked kind of scrunchy on the corners. I've never done attached i-cord and with these instructions it was a breeze. It looks so cool as the edging-I'm going to be using it all the time now that I know how.


Miss T said...

Wow, congratulations! When I saw that beautiful sweater you were working on I didn't realize its recipient hadn't arrived yet.

Kayla said...

Congratulations Grandma!

She is a beautiful baby. Long and lean - just perfect for modeling all those baby garments that you have ready for her!
In my family we say that when you are using a blanket (sweater,soaker,etc) that was made for you, you are getting a hug from that person. This little girl will be getting so many Grandma hugs even though she won't be with you. AND how thoughtful of her to time her arrival at the perfect time so the family can still make their move on time.

Congratulations again, Ann. She really is beautiful!

Kelly said...

Congratulations, Ann! She really is beautiful! I'm so excited for you!

stevensjm said...

Congratulations Ann! How fun....your first grandchild! You will be in your glory as they are so precious and so much fun. Our youngest grandchild is now 20 so it's been a long time since I was able to hold one. Now I have to wait for the "great" ones, and there are none coming yet.
Have a great visit next week...

yarnluvr said...

WOW! She's adorable. I bet Grandpa Lowell is pretty proud and excited too. What an exciting New Year for you and all your family, congratulations to all of you.

MNLacer said...

Congratulations!!! What a wonderful blessing she is! I hope her mama and papa are doing well also.

andrea said...


The tulip baby sweater is ridiculously cute, so it'll go well with a ridiculously cute baby.