2011 potholders received!

Thank you, everyone, for your sweet comments about Gregory’s arrival. The last three weeks have been a blur, though one thing is clear: he is full of personality, and such a love. We are adjusting and learning to live with this little bundle of joy.

Skeptical, just like his mama.

I’ve been able to do a little bit of knitting, but before I show you my new projects, I have some pre-baby things to clear off my plate. For starters, remember the 2011 Potholder Swap (on Ravelry, on Flickr)? I crocheted the Pinwheel Rose potholders, and here are the potholders I got in exchange!

Top row: from Kelly, Shannan, and Maryse. Bottom row: from Amy, and Natasha from London, U.K.

These are absolutely wonderful! I’m not sure what’s better: crocheting potholders for the swap, or receiving an always surprising collection of potholders in exchange. I love both! Huge thanks to the five ladies who crocheted these beauties for me!

Next up: some baby knits! I know it won’t be a shocker that they are actually not for my baby – some things never change, I will be a process knitter forever :).


53 thoughts on “2011 potholders received!

  1. Jules

    Aww love the picture of bebeh! That look is priceless!

    I’m partial to owls and like that potholder but they are all awesome!

  2. Seanna Lea

    Awesome. I love the potholders. They are super awesome (I should start my potholders for next year if I want to be done in time for once).

  3. quinn

    Fabulous portrait!

    And what a great collection of potholders – so different, yet each one gorgeous!

  4. Shelda

    Oh what a cute little face! I love that expression.

    And the potholders are fabulous. It’s great to see all the creative stuff going on in the world!

  5. Phyllis

    How wonderful to have such an expressive child–it makes doing all those repetitive chores so much more fun! The best thing you can do for any child, I think, is enjoy them, and it looks like you are doing that.

  6. SallyAnderson

    Laughed out loud when I opened this blog and saw baby Greg’s photo. You captured a priceless moment. He is adorable. You’re so lucky!

  7. Mary

    He is your *clone*!! Compare him to the picture of you as a child. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing, and for the great blog.

  8. Daphne

    Congratulations!! Gregory looks like an excellent baby. The first weeks are crazy. It gets better and better.

  9. Kathy

    I adore that photo of your little guy! Personality shines forth. Isn’t it great what you can capture in a split second!?

    The potholders are such fun. Like a little art gallery! Thanks for sharing with us.

  10. Mary K. in Rockport

    He’s pretty cute – love his little pointy chin. You’re going to have the sweetest summer.

  11. kelli ann

    Congratulations! He is, as so many have said before me, aDORable. Love new baby pictures, enjoy your summer with your son!

  12. Linda

    Congratulations on the birth of your son. He is just too cute! I hope all is going well with you and yours.

  13. Karen in McLean

    Terrific photo — and photo placement on the page, with him looking to my right, skeptically, and your photo shows you looking slightly to my left, equally skeptically, is brilliant.


    Karen in McLean

  14. pennie

    Awwww…congratulations to you and your husband on your new arrival. He’s adorable 🙂

  15. Patti

    LOVE that grumpy face! How appropriate for your son to be scowling! He is absolutely beautiful.

  16. Mary

    Congratulations! What a cutie. My daughter thinks Greg must have a bit of Boston Terrier in him. Enjoy having him in your lives.

  17. Chloe

    Adorable baby Gregory seems to be having some issues. I’ll bet you can’t wait till hear what he has to say! You are going to be having some fun.

  18. jane nearing

    Are you sure that’s not a picture of you as a sweet little babe, because boy-o-boy does he look like you and THAT’S WONDERFUL. Congratulations.

  19. Jill

    He’s absolutely adorable! At my age, though, the best thing about babies is being able to hand them back to the mothers.

  20. Karen

    I didn’t comment on the first photo because I thought that enough people had already commented and you might get so-many-comments-in-inbox-new-baby-oh-my-god-i-have-a-gorgeous-baby-boy-when-will-i-ever-sleep overload.

    But this time I can’t help myself. He’s delicious. I couldn’t be happier for you. Really–is there anything you create that’s not perfect?

  21. Laura

    What an adorable little primate you’ve produced! : ) Congratulations to you and welcome to Baby Boy.

  22. Amy S.

    Omigod adorable beyond words! I echo the previous poster–a gorgeous FO. And WIP, come to think of it.

    Many blessings!

  23. Don Meyer

    I’m a friend of Diana Troldahl’s, and out of curiosity, clicked on her Grumperina link. I’m an occasional old grump myself, with the accent on ‘old’ — nine squared.

    Just wanted to say what everyone else has said — your baby is adorable.

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