Home Cooking and Handknits

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The last few days have been busy! My final ultrasound was Friday morning and Baby Knitspot is getting so big…measuring a WEEK bigger and weighing in at 12 ounces!

When Matt & I got home from the hospital, my parents were at our house busy putting the finishing touches on the nursery and our new upstairs bathroom. They are so excited to be a Nana & Papa to more than four-legged critters!

While Matt and my dad worked the weekend away on the house, my mom helped me finish the baby registry and we took an educational class on cloth diapers at Modern Natural Baby. We couldn’t get over the innovations & options! Amazing! I’m so glad we are committing to cloth diapers.

On Sunday, we had our first Easter dinner (cooked by my mom) at our house. I just adore my mom’s cooking.

My parents even brought us an Easter basket!

It was like being a kid again!

After the meal everyone dispersed and I headed to Ohio. Yep, you guessed it. I got to spend a few working days with Anne.

We worked, we knit, and we put the finishing touches on Fall in Full Color. I am SO excited for this club. Every luxurious yarn is hand dyed in amazing colors and Anne has some beautiful designs up her sleeve. Members are going to love it! I hinted to Anne that a club membership would be an awesome baby shower gift. I’ll keep you posted.

In between working and cooking amazing meals (I even fell in love with split pea soup), plus progressing on the bathrobe sweater,

Anne was busy packing for her mid-Atlantic trip. She kept saying, “I need to blog, but I just can’t find the time.” I assured her that knitspot fans would be understanding. Then she exclaimed, “You could post again!” Twist my arm.

So I secretly snapped pics around the house, thinking that all of you would love a glimpse of knitspot life. These little guys were waiting for a home in the suitcase.

I couldn’t help but wonder what secret projects were in these bags. When will she release these fabulous knits?

On Monday, I got to sit in on the weekly knitting class. What a treat! The ladies are an absolute joy to knit with and they got a kick out of seeing the ultrasound pics. I even made some progress on my Plain Jhaynes in Mooi. I can’t get over how fast these knit up!
I got to see all the beautiful knits they were working on. My favorite was March’s Bare Naked Knitspot. As I fondled the yak Peu de Pluie Scarf, I told the ladies that my mom was making the Sky Ladder baby blanket & Sky Cap for Baby Knitspot’s Christening. And, she was making me a Sky Ladder shawl to match. Their hearts melted.
Anne baked us a delish blueberry pie and at the end of class surprised me with April’s BNK shipment.

I squealed! I had been drooling over the packages in the living room for two days.

These carefully packed packages were awaiting the postman to deliver them to lucky recipients around the globe.

I so wanted to be one of those special people. Anne sure knows how to treat a girl!

Now, I won’t show you what’s inside the package, because everyone hasn’t received their package yet. But trust me, it’s a gem. I can’t wait to cast on!

19 thoughts on “Home Cooking and Handknits

  1. Lovely post. Thanks for the glimpse behind the scenes and the first look at baby Knitspot.

  2. LOL- I started reading your post and thought “What?!? When did Anne and David announce they were expecting – did not see that coming.” Then I realized it was you.

    Congratulations! So happy for you.

    Now to find that coffee – clearly I need it today.

  3. Congratulations for your little baby knitspot, it’s a wonderful news 🙂
    I wish you will be happy as I am with my little Simone 🙂

  4. Ohhh I love seeing you get another chance to blog you should really consider starting your own…. I do love annes blogs too lol and baby knitspot is getting so big yeaaahhh.

  5. Ultrasounds are sure better than they were when I was last expecting (16yrs ago). Such cute project bags I’m jealous.

  6. Hi! Now that makes me feel very old, I just like to have a great-grand baby(no /chance) . Our kids are to busy for a family now.
    When choosing diapers get the prefolded. Saves a world of time. Cloth is the only way to go.
    Small hint for diaper soak: Vinegar maybe about 1/4 cup to the pail. No lingering smell. Fresh smelling diapers.

  7. Thanks for sharing your ultrasound photo, such a treat! Wow! look at all of those tubs filled with BNK Goodness! I cannot wait for April’s shipment to arrive.

  8. Oh you’re going to love the cloth diapers! We sure do! They have been so much easier than I expected. We recommend pre-folds too, I like the Osocozy brand with Thirstie brand covers (I like snaps, but they have velcro too). For soap we use Charlie’s Soap. It’s awesome! I use it for all our laundry now and you can get a giant 5 gal pail of it off Amazon for like $100 (it has lasted us nearly 2 years!)

    Eeee…Baby Knitspot! How exciting!

  9. I, too, had a double-take when I saw the ultrasound and believed Anne was posting. Whoa! 🙂 Two words on cloth diapering – Potty Pail (pottypail.com). Get one or build one. TOTALLY worth the money/effort and makes cleaning the poopy ones SO much easier. As a mom of 3, trust me on this one.

  10. we were cloth diaperers too. Used MotherEase cloth diapers with snaps- they made it through 4 babies! (2 of mine and 2 of my sister’s). It always made me feel good – I knew it was better than paper and chemicals against their tender skin.

    Used the most basic of cleaning methods – Borax, vinegar, regular detergent and hanging to dry on a line (when I could!) – .


  11. whoa- For a second I thought Anne was pregnant- silly me. I used cloth diapers for all my girls (3 of them) and loved it- Once in a while I used disposables(like on a plane) and found that the cheaper diapers (without perfumes and gel stuff) were kinder to their skin.

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  13. Cloth diapers! I went my mother’s route– prefolds (and she is quite picky about which ones), and plastic covers. My innovation was to use snappis. I love them! My mother was disdainful.

    Then my sister got the Rumparooz! Now Mama can handle mine :–).

    Soooo…..would you consider the wool soakers? I couldn’t. I’ve looked at them. I won’t buy clothes unless they are natural fibers. No rayons, polyesters, or nylons in my house! But….my babies’ cotton diapers are covered in polyuresomething. I want a minimal mess on clothes and floors.

    Good luck and have fun!

  14. Glad to see I was not the first one to do a double-take that Anne is going to have a baby! But congratulations to you! Sure love to see cute baby knits!

  15. Another total double-take of surprise on Anne’s baby to be. Went to the end and it wasn’t signed, so then I read carefully and realized what was going on. Congrats.

  16. Looks like you had a wonderful Easter! So special! Love seeing and learning about the wonderful world of Knitspot!

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