Best wishes

A friend from where I used to work has just had a baby girl. So I’ve knitted the hat and bunny from Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino 2. They were so quick to knit, and I really like knitting with this wool.

I’m never sure what I think about horoscopes but sometimes there is a resemblance in people’s characters who were born in the same month, which is hard to explain. It’s my brother’s birthday in a few days time and when I heard about this baby being born, I remembered my Mum telling me about the horoscope she read when my brother was born. It said something like Aries is a happy, gambolling lamb. That certainly is the case for my brother - he is one of the most optimistic people and it would be rare to spot him without a smile. But it isn’t just that he is happy, he is one of those rare people who brings happiness wherever he goes. I can honestly say that I’ve never met anyone who dislikes him. Even in the worst moments of family life it will be him who makes people feel like laughing again. So, if I were to make a ‘fairy-tale’ wish for this new baby, it would be that they will share my brother’s gift for bringing happiness and being loved. But definitely not his untidiness or love of loud music ;-)

By the way, thank you for all the nice comments on the Celtic Stole. I’ve almost finished writing it up and then I’ll post it as a free pattern on my blog for anyone who is interested.

24 comments:

Seahorse said...

Aww! Adorable FOs!

Your brother sounds like a real treasure.

KeanaLee said...

They look so soft, and are so cute. That is one lucky baby!

gilraen said...

They are beautiful knits. Any child would love the bunny! :)

nanatoo said...

Ahhh, so sweet. It's great yarn isn't it?

What a lovely brother you have :)

José said...

That bunnys sooo cute! I'm sure the new arrival will love it!
:)

Sarah said...

Very cute gifts and a lovely wish for the babe.

keri said...

I agree with you on the astrological sign thing. For instance I was born on the scorpio/libra cusp so I often say I have a bit of both signs in my personality. (and it's fun to read two horoscopes and decide which one fits me!) =)

kerrie said...

aw, that bunny is just too cute!

dreamcatcher said...

Those are soooo cute, I love the colours you picked :-)

Riggwelter said...

Your brother sounds wonderful!

the bunny and hat are so sweet, really nice colours and would also love to have a go at your stole.

sebskins said...

they are adorable and beautiful knits, love the colour. My birth sign is aries too ;)

Alice said...

What lovely compliments you pay your brother - it's great you are so close.

Your little knitted thingies are lovely.

knitseashore said...

I love the pretty blue green in your hat and the rabbit's dress. I'm sure Mom and baby will love it.

What a gift your brother has! I envy people who are like that, and how they bring sunshine into a room. :)w

artyfartykat said...

Awww! I want a bunny too!! I love the soft colours you've used, one lucky baby!
You should sell your stole pattern! It's beautiful and lots of people(me included!) would buy it!

Artis-Anne said...

They are so cute and I am sure they will be much loved.
Your brother sounds a lovely person and indeed he has a gift that we all could wish to bestow on a new born child :)

Kate said...

I can only agree with Artis-Ann, your brother does indeed sound lovely. I hope the baby is as lucky.
The rabbit is wonderful, so very cute!

TutleyMutley said...

LOr - if i knitted something for all the babies I know I wouldn't have time for ANYTHING else, but this baby is very fortunate to know you already. Again - lovely photographs - you are so artistic (remind me of my M-i-l) Can you come round and do a bit of interior design on my place?

So - is he married, this brother of yours? (thinking matchmaking dah de dah!)

acrylik said...

The bunny and hat are amazing, they are gorgeous gifts.

Your brother sounds absolutely wonderful - what a fantastic soul.

noblinknits said...

Such cute gifts for the baby! Baby cashmerino is so scrummy to knit with.

Yarn It said...

Those are too dang cute! What a wonderful brother you have.

Michelle said...

Love the bunny and the hat - and can't wait to see the pattern for the stole!

sue said...

Ooh the little bunny looks so sweet, and the hat is so cute too. I am sure the baby will look gorgeous in them too.

Dawn said...

Everybody is in love with Cashmerino. I made a baby sweater for my sister and it was so nice to work with! I wish I had made a hat for my friend who just had a baby! They are sooo tiny when they are born!!!

Frankie said...

Lovely bunny/hat combo. I bet your friend was delighted.