Friday, November 20, 2009
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!