From Generation to Generation

My MIL sent me a wonderful package in the mail filled with hand-crocheted and hand-knit baby clothes.

What makes these clothes so special, outside of the obvious fact that they were made by hand, is that they were worn by Dan when he was a baby. Plus several of the items were made by Dan’s Great Aunt Kathleen, who is no longer with us.

Aunt Kathleen crocheted the cardigan with its matching bonnet, booties and mittens as well as the afghan.

My MIL had saved these clothes for years – waiting.

Receiving these clothes only punctuates the fact that I need to stop knitting for a while and get cracking on the nursery. For the meantime, I have added the clothes to the growing pile of baby goodies in the basement.

One of the items that has distracted me from the nursery is the shawl that I am knitting. I just graduated from 4 metal double pointed needles to an Addi Turbo needle. What an improvement! I should fly now.

Baby Notes:
I met with a midwife at The Birth Center yesterday for my 15-week appointment. I’m healthy. The baby is healthy.
The joy of the appointment was hearing the baby kick inside of me. It sounded like a whoosh on the fetal doppler. Hopefully, in a few weeks I’ll be able to feel the wee kicks.

10 thoughts on “From Generation to Generation

  1. I am contemplating my first knit for this baby, and the thought that one day they might be passed along to his/her children is something I hadn’t even considered!

  2. That is so cool, to have Dan’s baby clothes. We had some blankets that belonged to DH when he was a baby. And I have the hand knits that I hope my someday grandchildren will wear. But not soon!

  3. How exciting, there is nothing like heirloom outfits, how precious. Can’t wait to see how your shawl turns out. And a birthing center, you are a brave girl. Drugs for me!!
    Vicki

  4. So sweet! One of my regrets is that I didn’t keep much of what I knit for my babies. It’s so nice to have those things and you should put them all on and take pictures.

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