Oh Baby!

There are a couple of ways this title could go.

Oh Baby, there’s a lot of snow!

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We have about two feet of snow and there’s more falling today. The birds are fighting over the birdseed and Persephone is having way too much  fun watching them.

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Oh Baby, there are a lot of babies!

It seems like everyone is having babies right now. My math teach Mrs. K is having  a baby girl in the middle of March and Rosie will be getting a new baby sister in the beginning of May. A bit further down the road, the wife of a friend of mine will be having a baby in August as well.  My biggest challenge would be to figure out what the heck one makes a spring baby. Sweaters and hats won’t get nearly as much use as if the baby was born in the fall so, I decided to make some toys.

I started with some garter knit squares.

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And added some stuffing and rattles that I bought on etsy from American Felt and Craft.

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I waved my magic knitting wand and poof! They turned into adorable little rabbits (by Artsy Fartsy Mama).

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With huge pompom tails.

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And they want to go outside and play in the snow.

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As a ‘Big Sister’ gift for Rosie I’m planning on knitting a medium-sized bear from Emma King’s The Best-Dressed Knitted Bear and lengthening the ears so it becomes a rabbit. For the baby due in August I’m going to knit a bear as well and, if it’s a boy, I’m going to make it a cowboy outfit. I’m not sure yet what I’ll do for a girl. The best part about knitting for babies is that everything is so small.

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