A little while ago I think I remember sharing that I was going to get myself my very own mini me. Well my mini me (or mini Hunky Husband to be more precise) made his grand entrance into the world a week ago and has been busily causing chaos at the Castle while he settles in. The Little Prince that he is is making his mark taking visitors by the gazillion and by filling the Castle with soft toys, blankets and clothes. There’s one very special soft toy that is gracing the crib right now…an Elijah that I didn’t make. Auntie Senior (aka my Big Sis) has been busy speed knitting and here he is…
Anyway, I’m sure you won’t be suprised to hear that I haven’t picked up my needles in a week. This is be rectified today with a little seaming of a Little Cotton Rabbits pattern while my Little Prince is sleeping soundly. I feel a pattern review coming on.
I’m so far behind with my Elijah‘s, I’ve only just managed to finish this one and then there’s one more to go before I can start knitting for my mini monkey. T minus 11 weeks until he arrives so I really need to get a move on don’t I!
So while casting on another Elijah (obsession becomes Groundhog Day) I’ve made a yarn and pattern purchase. Chunky Special by Stylecraft (I seem to be a bit of a convert to this yarn and despite my yarnsnob tendencies preferring to work in natural fibre, I’m planning on making mini monkey a latte baby coat. This won’t be for contact with skin and should wash well. Yes yes, I know I promised you an ombre blanket, I’ve not forgot – just slightly distracted.
Elijah is finished, just in time for the arrival of Baby
Button FJ (yes, it took a few days because Mummy and Daddy couldn’t agree but he now has a name). I delivered Elijah to Baby FJ on Sunday and got my first squishy cuddle from him. I’m hoping to get lots more of them.
Immediately Daddy compared Baby FJ’s Elijah to Little H’s. FJ’s is larger despite the same needle size and very similar yarn so my knitting must have relaxed somewhat over the last three years. Daddy noticed my pattern alterations and approved of the curvature of the trunk that I have added. Mummy placed Elijah into the Moses basket. If baby FJ loves Elijah nearly as much as Little H, I will be really pleased.
So I don’t have anything on my needles at the moment. I’ve got so many ideas I can’t decide what to do next. My Elijah obsession might need to take a holiday – there aren’t any babies on the way. Then again, I could just make one for stock!
Ravelry notes here