Friday, March 11, 2011

Warmth and Kindness

Yesterday I came home to a crinkly package in the mail (don't you love when that happens??) and opened it up to find this inside from the lovely author of The Knitting Blog by Mr. Puffy the Dog.



The wrapping was so pretty and obviously done with such care that I almost didn't want to open it further! But I'm so glad I did, because inside was this absolute gem of a baby sweater:



The colors! The stripes! The warm wool and squishy, squishy garter stitch! I immediately teared up. Again, I will say that this knitblog community we have is amazing. I have never met Claudia in person, but she was kind enough to take the time to knit my baby a sweater. I just wish he were here so I could put him in it and give both him and the sweater a hug at the same time! This is one of those things that I will hold onto for his entire life.

And in baby progress news, I'm almost there...

20 comments:

garret said...

Well, that was so sweet to of her to send that sweater to you!

Jodi said...

Such a cute and colorful wee cardigan! Wishing you all the best with the final stretch. You're looking almost ready!

Andrea said...

Claudia is such a sweetheart to have done that for you!

Brenda said...

I don't know Claudia, but she the took time to complement my efforts with one of her patterns. Isn't the internet grand? And the baby sweater is precious.

Lindsay said...

Such a cute sweater! Can't wait for Yarniad Baby to model all the cute things.

hibou said...

Oh, so sweet! I love the look of calm patience in the last photo. You are a mother! I'll be thinking of you!

Anonymous said...

Having been a fan of Claudia's blog for some time, I am not surprised.

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

Look at you!!!! If I don't miss my guess it won't be long now :)

I love what you said. Here's to many hugs in his future ~

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

PS I forgot to tell you - it's Morehouse Merino and I'll get around to blogging it one of these days!

Julie said...

You look so pretty with your baby bump!! and that baby cardigan is so pretty- I love the orange and pink, it's such a great colour combination. What a great gift!

Jo @ a life in lists said...

That cardigan is so lovely. Nothing sweeter than stripes on a baby. I have to stop myself continually casting on new stripy projects for this one.

Oh, and you look great! So much neater than me (3 weeks to go over here). I've actually gained less fat than last time, but I have the bump of dooooom.

Maryse said...

Of course, I always like stripes! The colors combo is amazing! What a great surprise!

Nettie said...

What a sweet gift!! You look wonderful there at the bottom! Gorgeous!

CanarySanctuary said...

What a lovely gift! I'll be thinking of you over the next few weeks.

peaknits said...

What darling baby sweater, soon enough there'll be a baby in there:) I think the green circles will make wonderful curtains - yay for you mom helping with those!

French Press Knits said...

Such a lovely sweater. I am stalking your blog like crazy these days- can't wait to see the little one!

Aline said...

thinking of you...how sweet to have a reader send you a parcel. Mail is so fun to get! hugs

a friend to knit with said...

oh, sweet gracious! you look absolutely adorable.

and that sweater! ahhhh! adorable and lovely all rolled into one.

hope you are feeling well!

Eliza said...

what a fantastic gift!! (And what pattern is that?? I want to make one of those too!!)

And YOU look fantastic!! I hope you are feeling just as good!

Margo said...

You look amazing~ hope you're feeling well, too!