Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Knitting grandma

As soon as I told my mother that I was pregnant, she started to knit baby stuff like there is no tomorrow! Her initial reaction to my "no pastel, go for neutrals like navy, brown and gray" rule socked her and all the other knitting grand-mothers aware of my strange request. Luckily for her (and me), she discovered a delightful pattern book full of chocolate brown, mouse gray and caramel beige.

Of all the items that she made (I will take more pictures eventually), Dan and I fell in love with this little fox scarf that she gave us (well, to mini A's attention) for Christmas. It is knitted with the softest yarn and sometimes, when I daydream on the baby's room floor (I do that quite often these days), I just pat the scarf like it is a real animal.

Since my mom reads my blog, I would like to take this opportunity to thank her greatly. I know that a naturally stubborn daughter full of pregnancy hormones can be quite difficult to deal with. I appreciate everything that she does for me and I know that she will be a wonderful grand-mother. Of all the people that I know, she is the only one (except Dan obviously) that I can trust 100% with "mon petit bébé"!

Merci beaucoup maman d'amour! xox

9 comments:

courtney said...

you are so lucky to have a knitting grandma! and what a sweet little fox.

Pauper said...

Aww, that is so lovely!! Your little one is very lucky to have a grandma who knits :)

Ella said...

i bought my mom a phildar book with translations when Arlo was a babe. this newer edition looks awesome!

Ali said...

Swoon. I think he just might be a tiny bit real.

Ulla V. said...

To have such a fabulous, caring and creative mother is a great gift. I can imagine the joy and excitement she must feel. :))

And her knitting is simply perfect! That fox is so fine.

I have been the lucky daughter of such a mother myself....

Lina said...

What a great grandma to be! Not only knitting for you but respecting your "neutral" wishes. You're a lucky girl!

UK lass in US said...

How sweet! Lucky you! I've always wished that I knew how to sew / knit etc. before having kids. Now I realise that what I should have wished for is that my mum sewed and knitted for me...

La Franglaise said...

awww, the scarf is amazing! Your mum is a skilled knitter! I'd love to have someonw knit a few warm wooly jumper for my boy.

jen said...

that little fox is beyond adorable, can't wait to see photos of mini a in it!!