Saturday, September 26, 2009

Is the Baby thing over yet?

Three of my good friends have decided to enjoy the thrills of parenthood. I'm excited to see them reproduce! You see, these friends have seen Alex grow from a little kid to a tall, lanky, deep-speaking teenager. I do not envy them dealing with toddlers in their 40's, but hey, better them than me!
But their education into parenthood gave me some funny memories. I was explaining the need for nursing pads my friend Ang, and she looked as though I slapped her across the face. As the little offspring have made their entrance into the world, I've made some nursing shawls so that child can eat in privacy.

That's a swallowtail shawl knitted from Misti Alpaca for the infant I called Survivorbaby. This one was given last weekend while we were in Milwaukee. Mom was curious at why I gave her a shawl until I explained what it's used for. Then she promptly tried it out.
This one was given to the babe we'll call "Sweet Pea" Sweet Pea was the first baby born and I was chatting with Mom and told her she needed a nursing shawl. The problem was that the first one I gave her was wool, and I realized that it wasn't machine washable. So I gave her this one which is acrylic.
The third one was made from white superwash with a lace pattern that I ripped off from a shell pattern.

I gave Mom a little pamphlet about how to dye it with kool-aid if it gets stained. I figure that she might be able to use it for longer if she could do that. This one is still waiting for its baby.

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