Friday, December 13, 2013

{This Moment} See Beautiful: Happy Knits, Happy Baby

Friday the 13th?  Hopefully it's a good day because I'm far too behind in everything Christmas this year to have any mishaps today.  I've never been so far behind and felt so unorganized as I do this year.  sigh...

It is See Beautiful Friday and we are once again participating in the {This Moment} See Beautiful blog hop.  There's something truly special and beautiful about giving gifts handmade with love... not only this time of year, but all year long.  

For this final See Beautiful Friday of 2013, I'm combining it with my knitting passion and Fiber Arts Friday... and get this, I actually have not one, but three finished objects to share.  I finally got the Chevron Baby Blanket off the needles, washed, blocked and delivered to a very special little lady!

Finally getting this #babyblanket washed and blocked! #SOAK #knitting #knitstagram @jacqueline_soak

Quinn's blanket blocking... #babyblanket #knitstagram #handknit #handmade #knitting

Since I had some leftover yarn, I decided to whip up two simple hats as well...

A pair of quick and simple #babyhats for Miss Quinn. And look, she can even layer them together if it's super cold! :) #knitstagram #handknit #knitting #baby

Finished #chevron #babyblanket for Miss Quinn and made simple #babyhats from the leftover #yarn #knitstagram #handmade with love!

The best part was delivering them to the precious recipient last week.  She's been snuggling with her blankie ever since and Mom reported to me that she loves to stick her fingers through the holes. 

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Seriously now, have you ever seen anything so precious and beautiful?  I love knitting, and I love knitting for others.  Knowing my work is so appreciated and loved means the world to me.  This little Princess will surely have many more hand-knits in her future.

Now it's back to the Christmas knits...

Thanksgiving car #knitting #alpaca #scarf Matts going to find red alpaca fuzzies in his truck for months

Lazy Sundays are for football and #knitting Just cast on a quick knit Christmas gift #bulky #yarn #JaegerNaturalFleece

Both projects are using bulky yarn which means I might will actually get them completed in time for gift giving.  My "want to do" list is much longer than I believe I will complete, however I will keep plugging away as best I can. {insert the "I will start holiday knitting sooner next year" statement here}

And, of course, no See Beautiful post is complete with my beautiful babies.  Apparently Zeus and Sophie smelled something beautiful when I snapped this one.  Enjoy the rest of your day!

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11 comments:

Roxy the traveling dog said...

That baby in the blanket is precious!! And the dogs are too. LOL

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh my, that blankie is Beautiful. We love our crocheted afghans from Ma's great-grandma. They are so warm...like they trapped all her love while she was making them.
Oz

Chrisknits said...

I just finished a baby blanket that I am hoping becomes the favorite. I love how your blanket is being held close, so sweet.

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Oh Precious Beautiful Blanket. Golden Happy to see a Beautiful SMILE. Woof to Zeus and Sophie. Happy Seeing Beauty. Lots of Golden Thanks for joining our hop. Lots of Golden woofs, Sugar

tubby3pug said...

Its a lovely blanket I like knitting but really Im not very good. You are obviously very accomplished as baby's pleasure with her gift shows. I do however love to make one particular baby hat, the elf baby hat from last minute knitted gifts its so easy.

Marjie said...

That's a very nice blanket, and the baby is just adorable. I'm so happy that the Mom appreciated your efforts, as I'm certain that she will continue to enjoy your handknits. I received a few hand-crocheted or knit baby blankets (and a couple of sweaters) for my babies, and still have them carefully packed up, all these years later. They are the best gifts of all.

Amy said...

Oh that is the sweetest baby, just brightened my day! Your knit projects are beautiful and you are so right about the love that goes into handmade gifts.

Lydia Criss Mays said...

OH!!! This was so beautiful! What a gift - the child and your knitting (and of course your beautiful pups!).

Thank you for seeing beautiful with us!

Lydia @ See Beautiful

Hawkeye BrownDog said...

Hi Y'all!

You've found the beauty of Christmas!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Sue said...

Looks like your handiwork is much appreciated. That smile is what makes it all worth the time.

WonderWhyGal said...

Hooray for FO's! I am in love with the baby holding the blanket pic.