Friday, November 20, 2009

Baby Blues



I recently found out one of my very closest friends growing up is due to have her first baby next week. We haven't been the best at staying in touch over the past few years but even so she is still like family to me and one of the dearest souls I have ever known. I think about her almost every day and miss our crazy adventures.


Me (on the right) and my dear friend right
before a crazy road trip back in 2002. Oh we were such goofs!!

Upon hearing the news I knew I had to get cracking and make something for her. I only had a couple days to make it so that I could get it in the mail to arrive before next week. So I decided I would make my favorite booties and a matching hat. The patterns are both really gender neutral which works out really well because she is having a boy, (all my other patterns are rather girly).


I forgot how tiny newborn booties are!

I knew right away what yarn I wanted to use. I have had this beautiful yarn stashed away for a couple of years now just waiting for the perfect project and I had finally found it. It's O-Wool Balance which is an organic yarn consisting of 50% wool and 50% cotton, perfect weight for a baby living in San Diego, CA. I love the colorway, it reminds me so very much of my dear friend's beautiful blue eyes.


K baby had to model the hat for me

I plan on making more for her little guy but for now I hope this package arrives in time for his appearance in this world.

On another note -
I am excited to announce that my birthday crown tutorial is featured on Apartment Therapy - Ohdeedoh. You can see it here. I was shocked when they contacted me about it. I love their website and am completely honored they would want to include me. There are some amazing crowns featured on there as well, please go check it out!

I am off to rearrange more furniture and try to create a second 'frontier' in our home. Wishing you all the time to reconnect with loved ones this weekend. Have a great one!

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15 comments:

Sharon said...

I just love the color of the yarn you used. Beautiful!

Nadja Magdalena said...

Aaaahh! So bright, tiny and sweet! I just love knitting baby things. Nothing like [nearly]instant gratification!

I only recently found your blog and I am loving it!

Genevieve said...

Beautiful set! I really love that booties pattern.

Jennifer said...

Really adorable. Yes you do forget how tiny their little feet are, so sweet. I love the colour, she is going to love it.

Beth said...

Sweet, sweet knitted things and I adore the doll. It is so sweet. Beth

Kelly and Kelly said...

I love the hat and booties. Those are so sweet.

And congrats on the tutorial!

Jackie @ Lilolu said...

It's always nice to reconnect with old friends. Have a great weekend.

AJ said...

Love how they came together, the color is bright and tweed-y.

Pia said...

I to just found a similar news! Isn't it great? :D I love the yarn. I have to think of something I can knit myself. Unfortunately I don't know how to make booties :(

Congratulations on the tutorial! Well done. :)

renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Cute little booties! I just finished two Waldorf dolls for a friend from high school, she has two of the sweetest little girls. It was special to be remembering the fun times we had in the past and to now be making something for her daughters!

nicola@which name? said...

beautiful(!!) and i love the goofy photo of you two way back when! a lot can change in 7 years, can't it?!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

Thank you everyone. I hope I get pics of him in them :)
It is indeed crazy how much things can change!!!! :)

Naturalearthfarm said...

The yarn and hat and booties are all beautiful!

Congratulations on having your crown featured!

Frontier Dreams (Nicole) said...

Thank you!!
Her baby boy still isn't here yet... waiting (not so) patiently :)

taimarie said...

Such lovely teeny handmades. Nice to see your beautiful crowns featured too.

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