Thursday, July 31, 2008

Baby crafts


babyset 002, originally uploaded by Anna's musings.

A few months ago, a lovely lady who visits this blog directed me to a very sweet pattern on www.freepatterns.com. I'm now making a set for a newborn, following this pattern. In the picture, you can see the sweater I've made good progress on (I'll add sleeves later) - and next to it, a pair of sunglasses, for you to get an estimation of its size. The set also includes booties and hat.

Ladies who like to crochet and are interested in the pattern (with detailed instructions in English) are welcome to email me at domesticfelicity@gmail.com, and I'll be happy to send it in a PDF file.

Today, Tammuz 28, is my 23-rd birthday. My "other birthday" is July 17-th, that was two weeks ago. Things have certainly changed a lot for me in the past year! A year ago, I was a single young woman living at home. I had no idea that in just a few short months, God is going to lead me to my dear husband, and shortly I'll be married, move to a new home, and become pregnant! Indeed, this past year left me overwhelmed with joy and excitement. There's so much to do, pray about, and look forward to.

36 comments:

Mrs Amy said...

that baby sweater is so sweet! I have been blessed with friends who can make those things so Bethany is getting a little collection :)

Many happy returns and blessings for your birthday! Isn't it incredible how our lives move and change and yet it is all planned before we are even born!

Blessings
Amy

Thursday's Child said...

That's so pretty. At the rate you're going, you should have a whole wardrobe ready. :D

Beautifuly Created said...

That's such a beautiful little sweater.
And happy birthday, it is amazing how much can change in a year.

Kat with a K said...

That is adorable! And happy birthday... I'm not sure how your calendar lines up, but mine is today (July 31), so it sounds like we sort of share!

Mrs. Anna T said...

Kat: the Jewish calendar always "shifts" slightly in comparison to the "world's" calendar. I think next year Tammuz 28 will be sometime early in July.

deb said...

How adorable! How long does it take you to crochet an outfit like that?

Mrs. Anna T said...

Deb,

It depends on how quickly I work. Doing 3-4 rows a day, I completed what you see here in about a week.

Cindi said...

Happy Birthday. Your work is so beautiful. That will be an heirloom some day!

Sammybunny said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! And congratulations, again, on your pregnancy!

Anna said...

Happy Birthday Anna!

Thank you for sharing these special moments in your life with us. =)

Mrs. Maybrook said...

That little sweater is just lovely, Mrs. Anna. You've done beautiful work. Happy Birthdays!

Susie said...

The little sweater is darling! Have a happy birthday!

Diana said...

Happy Birthday! Your work is so beautiful!

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday, Anna. I'm two years older than you, and yet I feel like you're so much wiser than I. Oh well, it just means that I have plenty of room for improvement :)

Lovely sweater, as well!

Thia said...

Beautiful sweater! How nice to have handmade items for baby! I am crocheting a blanket, but I ran out of yarn last night!
Happy Birthday!

USAincognito said...

Happy Birthday, Anna!! :)
And what a cute sweater!!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday! The sweater is beautiful!

Kacie said...

Happy birthday! I hope your 23rd year is a fantastic one--after all, you are now the age you'll be when you meet your baby!

Jeannine said...

Happy birthday!

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday Anna,
and that sweater is lovely

Svetlana said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!! I gave birth to my first child at age 23 too!

PamelaK said...

Happy Birthday, Anna! What a lovely sweater!

Andrea said...

Happy birthday, Anna; a year can certainly make a difference in a life!

That little top is just lovely; will it fasten with a single button?

Anonymous said...

Many, many blessings to you, dear Anna!! You are so right when you say how things have changed for you in just one, short year. It's amazing sometimes to contemplate, isn't it? And thanks for the link to freepatterns. I'll have to check it out.

thinking of you,
Brenda

Heartathome said...

Happy Birthday Anna!
I visit your blog frequently but rarely comment-however, birthdays are always worth coming out of lurk mode. :-D
Hope it was a happy one.
Michelle

Carol said...

Happy birthday, Anna!

MarkyMark said...

As a man who works with his hands as well as his mind, all I can say is WOW! That's some AWESOME handiwork, which no doubt takes a lot of care, patience, and persistence...

Susan B said...

The sweater you've made is beautiful.

Happy birthday!! Enjoy your day!

Anonymous said...

That is the sweetest sweater.
Happy Birthday!
Tammy

Kate said...

Happy Birthday, dear Anna. I had my first when I was 22, and my second when I was 23. I'm enjoying reading your blog.

Any chance we could see some wedding pictures?

Love,

Kate.

Mrs.KAOS said...

Happy (Belated) Birthday Anna. The sweater is lovely, and Congratulations on your upcoming child, and thank you for sharing this exciting and personal time in your life.
~Kate

Heather said...

Happy Birthday Anna! May you be blessed in this next year and may it bring you many joys.

God bless
Heather

Abigail said...

Love the little sweater it's so cute.


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They have hundreds of patterns available to access and it's free.

Anonymous said...

My son was given this same sweater set before he was born. And when we looked at baby pictures of my husband, he had the same set in the mid-50s. It is a family heirloom.

cottonclippings said...

15 months later, I found out that I'm expecting. I really would like to try my hand at this pattern. Do you mind sending the pattern, if you still have it, or remember what it was called on freepatterns.com?

My email is me at annacotton dot com.