Lauren Gets Crafty

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Archive for 2008/12

Pink Hats for Christmas

Joanna requested a pink cat hat.  I was happy to oblige: Alli did not request a hat, but I knit a pink one for her too: The day before Ginny’s due date, Matt and I went all over Baltimore to find beads, and then that evening, I started this hat.  I think I finished it [...]

Christmas Stockings

My grandmother has knit Christmas stockings (the same pattern) for everyone in the family for decades.  My parents each have one.  She knit one for me when I was a baby.  My sister has one.  When Matt and I got married, she knit one for him.  Now, she’s knit one for Ginny:


The answer to life, the universe, and everything is NOT 42!  It’s wool. Yesterday, Ginny wore wool as a diaper cover for the first time.  The interweb, and my few cloth-diapering friends assured me that wool makes an effective diaper cover (in the form of soakers and longies).  I trusted enough to knit a pair [...]

Baby Stuff I Was Gonna Show You Months Ago

Hey there!  A long, long, long time ago, I planned to how you a week’s worth of items I’d made for the baby.  I had things all ready and photographed, made it to Wednesday, and then I just forgot to finish.  We were busy, Toaster was sick, I was pregnant, yadda, yadda, yadda… Here’s one [...]

It’s a girl!

About 12 days ago, I had me a baby: Her name is Ginevra, but we’re calling her Ginny most of the time.  She was 7 lbs 6 oz at birth, and has wavy blonde hair.  That’s us at home, tired as I don’t know what, about seven hours after she was born.  That’s a glass [...]