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Stork Union Allows Easter Bunny To Deliver Baby

After circling the house for two weeks and unable to find a place to land, the Stork Delivery Service gave up and allowed the Easter Bunny to take over for an early Easter morning Delivery.

He arrived at 13 minutes after midnight on Easter morning. His weight was 8 lbs 4 oz and he measured 20.5 oz. Both mother and baby are doing well. I wish the same could be said for the grandparents! (Now I know why women can't bear children after a certain I'm well past!)

Once the Easter Bunny stepped in to take charge, the delivery happened within two hours. Daphne was unfazed by the event. She woke up Easter morning to find her grandparents in charge. We had been pinch-hitting for the 'rents for two weeks already, so it was pretty ho-hum for her. However, during our second visit to the hospital on Easter Day she showed more interest in the new member of the family.
























During the first visit, it seemed that the hospital room was more interesting than baby brother: A queen-size bed with a "slide" at the head of it, a step stool that made a cool chair, and a rolling bassinet were just more interesting. At first she still pointed to Mommy's tummy when you asked where Zachary was. Then she seemed to get the idea. I think she will be more interested in him when he's the one novelty in her normal surroundings.

Needless to say, not much knitting has been accomplished. No quilting at all, but then I didn't bring any quilting to work on, due to space limitations in the car. However, I've finished a couple of pattern repeats on my Fiji Sock using KP Stroll Glimmer in Fiji. The Pattern is from Charlene Schurch's More Sensational Knitted Socks. It's the "Scrolls" for eight-stitch patterns.

























The sparkles don't really show up, but the yarn is gorgeous!

I had my latest KP order sent here. I was amazed how fast it arrived! (Closer, and no dog sleds needed this time of year.)


Not in the photo is my KP mug. It went into service right away, and I have already had several servings of tea in it! In the photo are Full Circle Rovings Quarry, Fawn, Espresso and Pigeon. Now I have one of each, a couple of which I have spun already. I like them a lot. I thought I would make something with all of the colors, because they go together so well. Also, there is some Comfy Worsted in Maize, which I plan on using with the same yarn in a red color (back at home, so I can't tell you the name of the color, maybe Pomegranite) for a Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) for our other new grandbaby due in June.

The remainder of the yarn is Swish DK in Dove and Squirrel for this cute Bunny Suit for Daphne: 


The pattern is from Better Living's Kids' Knits and Crochet, which I have looked online for, but not found. I purchased the book in Australia in the late '90s. I will post it if it turns up on Ravelry. I made this outfit for Daphne's cousin (now in college) back when she was little. this one will be machine washable, though; an improvement on the original. The Squirrel will be the main color and the Dove the contrast. I like it much better than the yellow and white version. The natural colors are similar to the ones I used on the first version.

I'm too pooped to do my usual "What's on my..." but I'll mention that my wineglass is running over with Matthew Fox Shiraz. Seems pretty good, but I'm well into my cups as I'm writing this. Give it a try. Tonight (based on when this is posted) we will be opening a bottle of champagne in honor of his nibs, Master Zachary.


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Comment by Beverly Roberts on April 11, 2012 at 8:37am

Wow...that's quite an "Easter Basket"!  Happy to hear that all is well with the parents and sir Zachary!  He's darling as is his wee hat...did you make that?  Congratulations to all.  Love your latest stash aquisitions by the way.  Wondering, do you find the "Full Circle" rovings to be softer than the KP Bare Peruvian roving?

Comment by Nutty4Knitting on April 11, 2012 at 8:34am

Wee ha!!!  Congratulations to all!!  I'm soooo feeling for your DD and the 'having to wait it out'!   I'm predicting Daphne will flow right into being Mom's little 'big' helper when all things settle down....well, at least when everyone's at home and life is going on from there!

The bunny suit is going to be adorable....just like everything is that you make for Daphne!

Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 11, 2012 at 5:14am
I think you're right. How do you get access to the pattern?
Thanks, Janice!
Comment by Janice Aitkens on April 11, 2012 at 1:35am

Congratulations to All

Hugs Janice

Comment by angelkarhu on April 10, 2012 at 9:55pm
I could be wrong but just because a book is out of print doesnt mean copyright is void.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 10, 2012 at 9:25pm
Pickle, the cover is different, but those patterns are all in m book. Since its out of print, I should be able to copy the pattern for anyone who wants it. I try not to make copies of anything still in print, except to avoid carrying around a heavy book.
Comment by Peggy Stuart on April 10, 2012 at 9:22pm
Sibling rivalry can be averted fairly easily, but not completely. I think they are doing a good job. Daphne has started to show more interest in her baby brother.
Jo, I don't know if the book is in print. I would be happy to share if you can't find it. The hat was crocheted by one of the nurses.
Pickle Peg, I'll check your link and get back to you.
Comment by Frances Tornese on April 10, 2012 at 8:58pm

Congratulations on your new grandson!!!   Tonight I found out that may youngest son and his wife are expecting their first child.  Thank the Lord for new life.

Comment by Buffy Joseph on April 10, 2012 at 8:46pm

Yay! Welcome Zachary & Congratulations to big sister Daphne & the rest of the family!

I love both pictures, but especially the picture of the whole family. Priceless.

Comment by PickleSue on April 10, 2012 at 6:04pm

Adorable tiny people!!  Fun read, like usual!  :)  Is your book this one perhaps?  Doesn't have the 'Better Living' title, but the picket fence matches.  ;)  CUTE bunny suit.

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