07 January 2009

Handmade goodness



While visiting family in Utah for Christmas this year, a dear friend gave us this for the baby. We were at her house and when I inquired about her latest knitting project, she went in the next room and brought out this, all wrapped up. She had been working on it ever since she found out we were pregnant. I was speechless.

I asked her again how she learned to knit, and, in her modest, it's-not-a-big-deal way, she said she picked up a booklet once and taught herself. Again, speechless.

My new year's resolution is to learn how to knit. But I don't know if I'm capable of teaching myself.

P.S. The ultrasound says we're having another boy. . .

8 comments:

Emily said...

That is super cute! I don't understand how people get so talented by teaching themselves! Amazing!

Congrats! I'm jealous of your three boys. That will be so fun.

J Hoyal said...

Congrats on the third boy! I should have checked here first before I left you a message on facebook asking what you are having. Boys are so fun!

Bren, Aim, & Kaylee said...

Congrats on a boy! Can't wait to meet him. The sweater is adorable!

Pamela said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! What a thoughtful gift...

Congrats on the boy! And if you are ever in the area I would love to teach you how to knit...it is not as hard as it looks! I promise. :) xoxo

HAMISH AND ELLEN said...
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HAMISH AND ELLEN said...

Congrats on the boy! That sweater is incredible. You need to take Pamela up on her offer. She's a great knitter and a great teacher - I know from personal experience because she taught me how to knit little baby booties! I know you could too! :D

Jessica said...

The sweater is fabulous. Can't wait to see the little guy wearing it!

Blair and Leslie said...

The sweater is cute. I agree with Pamela, knitting is not as hard as it looks. I would also be willing to teach you how.