View Full Version : YAHZOOTIE!! I'm going to be a GRANDMOTHER
01-02-2008, 04:31 PM
I received the best Christmas gift ever this year. My son and his wife are expecting their first child, MY FIRST GRANDCHILD:woot:
My son is almost 30 and I was starting to wonder "if" I'd ever be a grandmother. But now I can start planning all the "baby knitting" I'm going to do. My fingers are itching to start but I just started a Central Park Hoodie for my daughter so I MUST finish that FIRST.
I wondered if anyone had a FAVORITE Baby Knits book? I have a couple of Debbie Bliss books and just ordered "Itty Bitty Hats" but wondered if anyone could recommend their FAVORITE Baby book.
01-02-2008, 04:45 PM
01-02-2008, 04:46 PM
Since I am past 30 without children .. I will just walk away from that remark ...
01-02-2008, 04:54 PM
Congratulations Ginny! There is nothing in the world as precious as a grandbaby.
I love the Debbie Bliss baby books, and Mason Dixon has some cute bibs and blankies.
Now, if you want, you can knit an octopus.
01-02-2008, 04:55 PM
unfortunately, i don't have a favorite baby patterns book but.....congratulations!!!!:woohoo: :cheering: :happydance:
01-02-2008, 04:56 PM
SUPER CONGRATULATIONS< GINNY!!! :woot: You will dearly love being a grandmama~~ My daughter and son graced us with our first granddaughter 2+ years ago and she is my very favorite little person in the entire world! I love to just hold and rock her still! And she loves it when I softly, sing "Frere' Jacques" to her! Enjoy! :muah:
01-02-2008, 05:09 PM
Congratulations!! I just found out I'm going to be an aunt next fall so I too am on the look out for baby knit projects. Maybe this is my chance to try sweaters! Congratulations!:cheering:
01-02-2008, 05:13 PM
01-02-2008, 05:14 PM
Oh Ginny, you are going to have such fun!
When I got that news for the first time I went out and got myself a t-shirt that I wore into the hospital maturnity ward to watch my grandson make his grand entrance (yes I was allowed to view the big event). My t-shirt said "If I had known having grandchildren was this much fun, I'd have had them first!"
Enjoy this time of calm, it won't last once your little angel comes along.
I have many patterns for babies, but no one book, sorry!
01-02-2008, 05:21 PM
No suggestions, but congratulations!!
01-02-2008, 05:51 PM
I love Zoe Mellor's patterns. I can't think of the exact names of her books but she has a few. I think one is Animal knits and another is Double knitting.Her patterns are well written and absolutley adorable! My dinky little library has them so I would check with yours.
01-02-2008, 07:14 PM
Congratulations!! :woot: :woot: as a 30 years daughter I know how excited you must be. I hear the grumblings from my mother. LOL
I have some favorite baby patterns but not one book. We will all be excited giving you pattern ideas!! especially if/when you find out the sex
01-02-2008, 07:28 PM
Congratulations on the wonderful news. Babies are just great to have around. :woot:
Jan in CA
01-02-2008, 07:45 PM
You are so lucky! Congratulations!
01-02-2008, 08:28 PM
You'll be honored to know that I've shared the news with you all BEFORE the rest of the family even knows. My son would most likely KILL me if he knew I told, they want to wait a few more weeks to be "sure" all is well. But I'm so excited I could just about POP:cheering: :cheering:
Debbie Bliss and Zoe Mellor seem to be names taht come up alot when looking for baby patterns! Thanks.
I went to the bookstore today and bought my DIL 3 "Maternity books and shipped them off to her. They live about 6 hours away :-(.
01-02-2008, 08:42 PM
Congratulations, Ginny! I think it's awesome that you told us first. It's so nice to have a place to share such wonderful news, eh?
I'm not a grandmother...my children are teens who better not be thinking of giving me grandchildren...
But, I've watched my mil and fil enjoy my children, so I know you're in for a GREAT time. Lots of spoiling and sending home to mom and dad to deal with the repurcussions. :teehee:
new here, new to knitting so no advice...but i wanted to offer my congrats!!! my ds is absolutely in love with his "nana" and she with him...it is so beautiful to see their relationship - and i'm sure you will have something similar with your grandbaby....enjoy!
01-02-2008, 10:00 PM
01-02-2008, 10:22 PM
Congratulations! I have enjoyed the book "Top Down for Toddlers" by Cabin Fever Designs (http://www.cabinfever.ca/index.html).
01-03-2008, 02:12 AM
I don't even know you, but here is a:muah: for you! I know how excited you are, because on Mother's Day of this year my son and daughter in law gave me a present. I opened it up and it was a framed picture of the first sonargram!! That's how I found out they were expecting their first baby!
Well she arrived 17 days ago, Bailey Lynn, 7 lbs. 1 oz. 19 inches dark hair and blue/gray eyes, such a bundle of love. Me and my DH flew to CA from RI 3 days later and got to spend Christmas with my best present.
You are going to have so much fun!
I too, love Debbie Bliss baby patterns! Word of warning, a lot of her patterns knit up big. I don't have any favorite book. Just "Google" baby knitting patterns and you'll be sitting in front of the computer for days! It is fun to look at all of them, and pick what you like or go to your favorite yarn store and ask them what there most popular pattern/book is...or go to Barnes and Nobles and see what they have!
This granddaughter is our 4th and it just gets more fun!:yay:
You said you sent her maternity books...I sent my daughter in law a pregnancy magazine subscription ( I sent the current issue in a padded envelope with a note that she would be getting one every month) and she loved it. Also there is a book out for Dad's to be. It explains everything to them about pregnancy and has chapters on practical things like finances. I'll get the title if your interested..just let me know!
01-03-2008, 09:04 AM
:woot: Congrats!!! :woot:
01-03-2008, 09:13 AM
Congratulations Ginny what fun is in store for you.
It's Debbie Bliss all the way for me...and her Baby Cashmerino is my favourite yarn.
I have three Grandchildren whom I love more than life.
There is nothing to compare to being a "Nana" xx
sue in canada
01-03-2008, 09:22 AM
Congratulations. News of the first grandchild is so exciting. I have four and they are all special to me but they are past baby knitting. Knitting cute tiny things is so much fun.
01-03-2008, 09:24 AM
Congratulations to you and your family:)
01-03-2008, 09:30 AM
Hi I am knew to this site and for 2 days trying to find where you introduce yourself. i am joan, 5 grown children, a wonderful husband of 46 years, a cat named Sparky, and i also am learning to knit the continental way, i think it is much faster, but i need to find out how to purl and cast on that way. thanks Joan:muah:
01-03-2008, 10:36 AM
being a grandma is the BEST!!! I have an almost 4 yo stepgranddaughter :)
01-03-2008, 10:38 AM
Congrats Ginny :cheering:
01-03-2008, 10:52 AM
01-06-2008, 11:18 AM
Congratulations!!! It is the most fun there is.
01-06-2008, 11:46 AM
That's so great--congratulations!
01-06-2008, 07:48 PM
Hi and congratulations - I am also expecting my first grandchild - my son and his wife Joy are due in March. My very favorite is the free pattern from Knitting Pure and Simple http://www.knittingpureandsimple.com/ it is easy to adapt to any thing you might like to do. I added buttons and am doing the bottoms to go along with it. A dish cloth blanket is also cool to make in some nice soft fun stuff, very quick on large needles. Another favorite are felted booties :-) Book wise I would have to say " Natural Knits for babies and moms by Lousiaa Harding" the Adorable Chenille Cardigan is awesome.