Monday, August 23, 2010

Knitted...With Love

Friends of ours finally received the present that they have long been waiting for. The gift of a baby girl. As our whole community waited for this sweet, sweet gift to arrive, I knit. Taking my time on each and every stitch. Sending good thoughts to our friends and to the birth mother that all would go well. Stitch by stitch, I sat and knitted thinking and hoping for our friends.

As the baby was traveling to its new home, I was finishing up on the last few stitches of Fiona, a sweet little pattern that will be made again and again.

I chose to knit with Spud and Chloe Fine, in the shade Lipstick. Just perfect for a fashionable little one.


Some dainty flower buttons pulled it all together.

To top things off, two little hats from Last Minute Knitted Gifts.
I found some soft cotton in my stash and finished my knitting just as they arrived home.
Welcome baby!
You've got a whole town that loves you more than you'll ever know!

25 comments:

MadMad said...

Aww. That is so sweet. The knitting AND the story. Awesome. I LOVE Fiona - I've been meaning to make one for a while, but just need the right little person to come along. Don't think there'll ever be anyone as exciting as your recipient, though! What a great story.

Sarah Jackson said...

oh gosh. I have to knit that for Kit right now.

Rose said...

I absolutely love that dress and how you did the two hats! I'm definitely going to copy the hat idea!! Congrats to the family of the new baby!!

amy said...

there is magic in knitting while waiting for a little one indeed. i love this!

rosemary said...

Such a sweet post, and such wonderful little treasures that you knitted with love.

Sue said...

How beautiful is that little dress and the hats are so cute! Congratulations ot your friends on their new baby girl!

Camilla~ Bloom said...

Jane, the dress is uber lovely...from the pattern to color...beautiful job.
And the hats are just too cute.

You are a very kindred spirit.

Erin Wallace said...

Jane, the dress is absolutely beautiful. Gorgeous work.

xo Erin

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

What a beautiful little dress, even the buttons are perfect. Such sweet hats too.

From All Stitched Up said...

That little dress is beautiful ! I have never seen anything so special. Best wishes to the new Mom & Dad.

kim said...

Sweet, sweet, sweet! Love Fiona (well, you know that already!) and those little hats are so--squee!-- cute. Best wishes to the new parents.

ColorSlut said...

So wonderful! I've been working on baby gifts as well - and I try to only think positive and put a lot of happy thoughts in every piece of work so that the person (or baby) that gets it will feel the love!

TD wool design said...

Jane, your work is so beautiful! I'm sure it will be cherished. Congratulations to your friends.

Liz said...

Such a sweet gesture and story! Off to queue. :)

sheepish one said...

oh, jane!! adorable -- just as the baby is, i'm sure!

Linda said...

What beautifully special knits.

Loretta said...

Your Fiona is beautiful! I have also knitted those little hats from last minute gifts. I love them.

Molly said...

adorable! every stunning detail.

RW said...

these are darling.

stitching under oaks said...

what an adorable little piece of knitwear to welcome a new baby. Love this pattern. As one who was adopted, this new little girl will surely feel the love! There is nothing like knowing you're wanted and cared for.

Jane said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful and cute.

Rachel said...

Oh, this is so sweet and so perfect!

a friend to knit with said...

oh, jane.
that is just the sweetest thing ever!!!
i love that they finally got what they wished for. and that you put so much love into that DARLING knit!!!
that is one special baby girl!!!!

magnusmog said...

Beautiful knit and a lovely story too.

Poshyarns said...

Oh it's so beautiful and will be so very appreciated.