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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Bryson's Baby Blanket

Bryson's Baby Blanket is my first knitted baby afghan ever! I wanted to choose a knit stitch with meaning and I found the perfect one. It is the feather and fan stitch.

The reason why I chose feather and fan is because Bryson's daddy is an avid bow hunter, and I know he likes to hunt turkeys. Soooo, the feathers in the stitch represent the feathers on the hunter's arrow, and the fan in the stitch represent the turkey's fan.  Get it!!

Here is a PDF link to my pattern using the feather and fan stitch.

Knit and enjoy. Bryson's Knitted Baby Blanket

Here is an updated picture of Bryson. He is improving but still in neo-natal intensive care. He now weights just over 4 pounds.

This little guy is a real fighter.

Baby Bryson, my great great nephew

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Giraffe Hat

My niece Kari was expecting her first baby near the end of June. However little Bryson had ideas of his own and decided to come into the world about 10 weeks early. He was born April 15th and weighted in at 3.5 pounds.

As you can imagine, Bryson has had a tough go of it, but he is a fighter and continues to amaze his parents.

Baby Bryson


Kari is an avid Pinterest fan, and saw the cutest giraffe hat there.  It is used primarily as a photo prop.  It took me a little bit of time and effort but I was finally able to track down and purchase the crocheted hat pattern through Ravelry

The designer is Jenny Norris of Cherry Creek Crochet.  I think the hat is really cute, and I know Kari will be very pleased with it.

If interested you can purchase the finished product on Etsy through Jenny's shop,  or do as I did and purchase the pattern through Jenny's Ravelry store.  Just search for giraffe hats. There are quite a few on Ravelry, but I think this one is by far the cutest so  thank you Jenny Norris for your creativity.

Here is a picture of my 1940's composition doll modeling the finished hat. This is the best I can do until Bryson is able to model.