Thursday, June 25, 2009

Not Your Ordinary Six Pack

Originally posted on my Yahoo 360 on February 28, 2008.

Not your usual six pack, this is a six pack of newborn bibs.

My family in Maine is expecting a new addition in May. The due date is May 20th and we know it will be a baby girl. First name has not yet been decided but the middle name will be Noella after the paternal grandmother’s middle name. The grandmother passed away December 2006 at the age of 49. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, the parents are Jeff and Jodi.

Remember the wedding shawl I knitted for Jodi?

Here’s the little “punkin” sucking her thumb. Ultrasound taken early January. As I needed “mindless knitting” on my bus trips back and forth to work, I started knitting a baby bib from “Mason-Dixon”.
Here is a link to a free pattern that is identical to the one in Mason-Dixon. baby bib (<—click). Once I knitted one, I had to knit another and so on. They are addictive in their own way when you are tired of knitting intricate patterns. The bibs will go to the grandfather to keep on hand when the baby visits. Just a little something to put a smile on his face every time he looks at them.

The thought of a 4-day holiday weekend and being isolated because of bad weather is enough to push me over the edge. The highlight of my weekend at this point will probably be a trip to the grocery store to stock up on healthy food and perhaps a good bottle of wine and munchies. Yes, I have knitting lined up and will probably finish the “bunny” sweater.

Briley suppose to visit this weekend but that has been canceled as well as the weatherman is forecasting snow late Sunday with snow/sleet and freezing rain on Monday and more snow again on Tuesday. We’ve had snow everyday this month but one.

Every month I try to do something I’ve never done before. I’ve milked goats, made cheese, tried kayaking, went to see Clinton, Obama and Edwards in New Hampshire, etc. This month is difficult because of the weather but I do have something in mind. I just need someone to take a picture as otherwise it will be meaningless. I’ll surprise you later but new ideas are welcomed.
Who knows, your ideas may be better than mine :>)

Happy Knitting!!


  1. Trying something new every month--cool. I really like that idea! For whatever it's worth, here's one idea: my daughter in Vermont had a Meyer lemon tree she bought mail order, having grown up with one. She kept it indoors in the cold and outside in the summer and actually got lemons off it (till her cats wrecked it).