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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

For the Boys

Thank you for the lovely comments regarding my dad. After the dreadful mix ups by the hospital last week, the lovely Macmillan nurse has taken it all in hand and has it under control so my mum doesn't have to worry about ringing around trying to sort appointments out or chase things up.

Time has gone by in a flash, as it often does. It's only 5 1/2 weeks until our grandson is due to arrive in the world, although I think that has passed much quicker for us than it has for Adam and his girlfriend, isn't that usually the way though! They spent last weekend decorating the nursery, I haven't seen it yet, so I'm looking forward to seeing some photos when it's finished.

My latest make for the expected arrival, is a cardigan. I really enjoyed making it as it was a pattern I used when I was expecting my own son. I hadn't realised I still had the pattern, but found it when having a bit of a declutter!




It's a nice simple pattern and didn't take long to make in some soft, double knit yarn I already had.


I think it's quite sweet and I also have the memories of Adam wearing the ones I knitted for him many years ago.




Here's a picture of Adam in one of the cardigans I knitted with the same pattern. I remember making them in lemon and a mint colour as I didn't know if I was having a son or a daughter. I can hardly believe this little baby is 29 and about to have his own baby!



I forgot to show the card I made for my husband, Andy the other week. I haven't made a card for a while so thought it would be more personal if I did. I've had these marker pens for quite a few years and some are past their best now, so thought I should get some more use from them before they give up on me.



A rubber stamp of a little boy going to play cricket, just as Andy did when he was young.









I enjoyed making it. My craft room has had a transformation and is a pleasure to be in, but I think I'll save that for another post.

Take care
xxx

32 comments:

  1. Lovely card! I love the cardigan too. Very pretty. I still have some of the ones my Mum made my kids when they were first born.

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    1. Thank you, I still have the shawls my mum knitting wrapped up in a cupboard x

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  2. The sweater is adorable. You did a great job and how nice that it is the same pattern!!
    Would you share the pattern?
    Love the card you made for your husband. You are quite creative!

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    1. Thank you, it was fun to make a card again. The pattern is a copyright pattern so I don't think I can copy it x

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  3. Such a beautiful cardigan and so lovely that you knitted the same one for your son. Lovely card, they are always so personal when you make them yourself. Looking forward to seeing the craft room.

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    1. Thank you, I'm so happy with my new craft room x

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  4. The cardigan is so cute. Not long now until someone will be wearing it. X

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    1. Thank you, it does seem to be coming round quickly x

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  5. Glad to hear that things are getting sorted out for your dad, it will be stressful enough for your mum without having all that on her mind too, the Macmillan nurses are wonderful. How sweet is that little cardi, just imagine, there'll be a little person filling that soon, how exciting. Although I learnt to knit as a child, I put my needles down in my teens and didn't pick them up again until my forties so I never knitted a thing for my kids when they were little. My mother in law knitted a stack of cardigans when they were babies, the only problem was that each time I used one, it ended up unravelling! Love the card you made, Mick still hasn't grown out of his cricketing days and he's 50.

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    1. I only knitted a couple of cardigans, I think life just took over when I was young, I have much more time now x

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  6. What a wonderful card Cheryl! You are so talented.
    The little sweater is adorable. The time does seem to have flown by.
    Glad everything is straightened out with your Dad.
    Be well!

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    1. Thank you, dad has his new appointment next week x

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  7. Such good news that some of the stress has been taken off your mum.
    Awwww little baby cardi's. I love to see hand knitted ones.
    Love that stamp. I used to have the whole collection of them and sed them a lot. My favourite was the little girl in the raincoat.
    Your card is lovely-x-

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    1. Thank you, I too have the little girl in the raincoat, I love the more vintage feel to them x

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  8. I used to knit for my children (now all grown up) until one day, the youngest, my daughter, asked if she could have a proper school cardigan! All her friends wore shop bought ones.
    Eloise

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    1. Oh dear, I think most children do that, but hopefully come to appreciate the hand made things as they grow older x

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  9. I hope things continue to look up somewhat for your parents, how stressful. The cardigan for the baby is just adorable. I especially love that it will match one his dad had when he was a baby. I have handknits that belonged to both my husband and his father as babies. They're very precious to me. I'm only a crocheter, but I wish I'd been better at it when my children were babies. I'll just have to wait until I have grandchildren to crochet for. Best wishes to your son and his girlfriend as the big day approaches.

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    1. Thank you, dad has one appointment after another at the moment xx

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  10. Goodness, the time seems to have flown by and now only 5 1/2 weeks until your grandson is due to arrive in the world, so exciting. I adore the cardigan you've knitted and how lovely that your son had one in the same pattern too, that is special.

    Love the card you made for your husband.

    So pleased that their is a lovely Macmillan nurse sorting things out for your Dad, they really are wonderful people.

    I hope you have a good last day of June, I just can't believe it is the 30th today!

    My good wishes

    All the best Jan

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    1. The older I get the quicker it seems to go xx

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  11. What a wonderful little cardigan .
    Lovely card for your husband.

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  12. Love the sweet little cardigan and the card for your husband is great too...such a cute design. I too haven't made a card for a while...Debbie x

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    1. Thank you, I'm trying to get back into my paper crafting x

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  13. Best wishes to Adam and his girlfriend. The little cardi is just prefect. It looks so squishy and soft!!!

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  14. Hope that things will now be easier for your mum and dad

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    1. There's a very long way to go yet, but thank you x

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  15. Such a beautiful little cardigan. Precious photo of Adam, too.

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  16. Hi Cheryl! The cardigan is absolutely beautiful! I love it!

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  17. It's so exciting waiting for a new baby isn't it? My daughter has about 7 weeks to go, like you I think the time has gone really quickly, but we know that it can seem like forever when you are the one that's pregnant. I love the little cardigan, so sweet, I do love hand knit baby cardigans.
    What a wonderful card, you have been busy :-)
    Glad things are getting sorted with your dad, at least a little of the pressure has been taken off your mum

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  18. Very busy on the crafting front!
    What a sweet little card of the cricket player, I bet your husband loved that.
    Knitting the same cardi for your grandson as you had once made for your son must have been such a lovely feeling.
    Lisa x

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