Category: Justin - Crafty's Creations Crafty Blog
 
Wednesday, I went into the hospital to prepare to be induced to have Justin.  I am pleased to say that my sweet baby boy make his appearance into our family Thursday afternoon!  He was 8lbs, 21".  Pretty much exactly like his big brother.  He's such a sweety & so good!  Of course, I know it's early & he sleeps a lot, but I don't mind.  I am very much in love!!
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4 days old & such a charmer!

Of course, he just woke up, so gotta go feed him!
 
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I've been trying to create a hat for Justin to wear.  I've never made a hat before,  so I went on a search for the perfect "beanie" type hat pattern.  Well, my first 3 tries with this pattern ended up being: A) Too BIG for a "typical 7lb baby" (If Justin's head is that big at 7lbs, LORD help me!)  B)  Too square at the top.  And, I used yarn that I thought would be unisex... Not so much. LOL  This is my first attempt at Justin's hat!  You'll have to excuse the "model".  My house is chock full of "boys" so no baby dolls here to model! LOL  I have no use for this, so I will be selling it... probably on Etsy. :)

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Attempt #2

Used a blue yarn I found at the 99cent store.  Much better!  But, still too square on top!  Looks like a fisherman's hat! I ended up giving it to a teacher at Z's school who is due with a boy in September. :)

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Attempt #3

Much better, used a yellow (Jonquil) yarn that actually matches a bib I knit for Justin.  Seems whenever I actually FOLLOW a pattern, things get wonky.  So, I decided to "loosly" follow a pattern. ;)

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Here is the bib to match that I previously knit (one of my first knitting projects, I tend to crochet better than knit) with a crocheted edge. :)

 
I'm working on new stitches from "Crochet blocks in a box".
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I'm trying the "Lacy Stripes" pattern block, which calls for a bobble stitch. Unfortunately, I've never made a bobble before. So, after reading the card (or so I thought) & the book that came with the cards, I turned to the internet for instruction. Which I found on www.craftstylish.com & had NO problem learning it from the instructions given.

Unfortunately, my first attempt at the block just didn't look right, so I took it out & decided to try again in the morning.

This morning, I sit down with my hook, yarn & the pattern card. I look at the back, instructions for the block & what do I find? The stinking instructions to make a bobble! See what happens when I look "everywhere" for something? I find it the next day, right in front of me!

How could I have missed this?

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Geesh!

Anyways, this is what the front of the card looks like. I'm hoping to make Justin a blanket by making numerous blocks in different colors!