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Made By Hand

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Shug has gotten some of the most beautiful gifts, made by hand.

The funny thing is, I haven't made him anything yet - when I was pregnant, I was hesitant to start on anything pink or blue since we didn't know if the baby was going to be a girl or a boy, and I wasn't wild about any of the yellow or green variegated baby yarns!

I love making things for other people, because I can think of them and how they will use it the whole time...it's really relaxing and special, because it really is made with love. It makes me feel so good that we have friends who did just that, thinking of the baby!

Here are some of the homemade things he's gotten lately:

This blanket was made by Leslie's mom - it's made out of some kind of yarn that looks really delicate but can be washed in the washing machine on the regular cycle. It just gets softer and softer.
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This was made by Roz - she's a big knitter, but I think what she did on the edge of this blanket is what's called tatting - is that right? Sharly, I know you know, so tell me!
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It just looks so intricate!
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This was made by my friend Jenifer's mom - she made this in less than a week! I wish I could figure out how to photograph it better - it's a *darling* cape. I am SO in love with the pom-poms, too! I can't wait for it to get cool outside so I can wrap Shug in it and take pictures!
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This blanket was made by Bonney, my friend who lives in New Hampshire - I *love* the color!
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Love it! Bonney tried out recently to be on a game show (how fun would that be!?) - her experience is here on her daughter-in-law's website, and I love the things that her DIL makes (she sells the patterns), too!

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