Grace, Hope and Love

It’s hard not to hold a very newborn baby and fall in love. Everything seems right with the world when you watch first-time new parents gush and coo, and share their precious gift and their joy with their family and friends. Thank you PoG (Parents of Grace) for bringing a little more beauty, joy, hope and love into the world.

Here is Miss Grace, showing off her first pair of socks. (Good thing I didn’t knit newborn size!) There’s just a bit of growing room, but they were so well received that I’ll be making a couple more pairs in this size, and lots more in the next. No, the photography isn’t even good, but she’s barely 48 hours old, and isn’t fond of light yet, much less a flash. You’ve seen the socks before, so just admire the Sleeping Beauty wearing them. She snoozed through most of our first visit, and her dad has a shot of my Knight cradling Grace in his left arm, while coordinating fire training with his cell phone in his right hand. Heart-warming…


Here is the young lady of the week (month, year?) enjoying her first nap with blankie. It dwarfs her, and leaves me wondering what the full 42 inch version suggested in the pattern would have done! Her auntie made sure the cute socks showed too. I’ll remember that Auntie, and when you are a new mom, your baby will get handknits too. (And just to record my bet for posterity, I bet brand new Uncle that in 10.5 months, we’ll be welcoming his first baby into the world…)

Last, but hardly least, Auntie wanted a photo of her niece with her eyes open. In an effort to capture it, we both took a photo at the same time, from slightly different angles. If you look hard, you can see the dark of Grace’s eye! That’s her dad’s proud arm (and chest) holding her. Thanks to all of you who have sent good wishes to Grace, her parents and the rest of us who love them all dearly. She’s perfect, truly. Of course, that’s easy for me to say, because there are no poopy diapers yet, and the Knight and I will sleep soundly tonight…

Pass those favorite baby girl patterns this way, will you?

8 comments on “Grace, Hope and Love

  1. Bubblesknits says:

    Aww! She’s precious! And it looks like she’s got her first cuddle blankie. 🙂

  2. Sue J. says:

    What a wonderful set of pics. She is adorable and obviously adored. The blanket and socks are just perfect. Babies do give us hope, don’t they?

  3. Virtuous says:

    Just precious! Love the socks on her. You must try the Saartje’s Bootees in RED!!! :oD

  4. Nichole says:

    OMG – LOVE the socks… so precious & cute! The blanket came out beautiful… and Grace is beautiful too!

  5. Surviving says:

    Very Cute!!!

    I usually make baby blankets smaller than the pattern. However I have one that someone made for my oldest. It was huge compared to a little 2 lb baby, he was a preemie. He’ll be 7 in a few months and still likes to sleep with it. It is a good thing she made it bigger.

  6. NH Knitting Mama says:

    Can you give Grace a little snuggle for me please? What a cutie!

  7. […] Oh my goodness, how she made my WEEK!  From the first moment I held her at just a few hours old, that baby has had my heart like no other.  She knows it too.  She rarely kisses her own father, yet […]

  8. Alison says:

    What a precious bundle. All babies should be in handknits. It shows such love for them when they are newly arrived.

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