Friday, July 26, 2013

Snuggle Up, Baby

When my mom and I were down at TNNA together in June (the bi-annual trade show for yarn shop owners much like ourselves), we mosied on into the Appalachian Baby Knits booth, much like we do every year.

Each year we go into the booth, each year we hum and we haw over all of the beautiful kits and each year we decide to "leave it until next year".

But this year...we took the bait.

And we ordered.

A lot.

Maybe not as much as we could have... but enough to fill a few big boxes that arrived on our doorstep about a week ago.

As is often the case with buying at this show, we sometimes find ourselves getting SUPER excited about something on the show floor, but as soon we tear into the box once it arrives, it is something entirely different in that box that we simply cannot resist.

Funny how us knitters can change our tune as quickly as Mother Nature has been changing hers as of late. Isn't it?

I surprised myself however when I tore into those huge boxes, and went right to the exact same thing that drew me into their booth at the show.

The 'Snuggle Baby'.

Don't ask me why... but this baby spoke to me.

Was I possibly anticipating the arrival of my buddy Prince George when I cast this guy on???

There was simply no question in my mind that I had to make this baby a part of the hustle and bustle at the shop. Having the kits simply lovingly displayed simply wouldn't do.

We needed 'Baby' herself.

And as for the sad look on her face... it makes me smile.

So that's what I went for.

Should you be interested in welcoming a 'Snuggle Baby' into your family however, you can turn that frown upside down all you like.

Heck, you can even make it look like she's whistling for all I care! (Kudos to you if you manage that BTW... making a doll face is no easy task!)

Sweet, Sad, Snuggle Baby

Wee Babe Details
Pattern- Snuggle Baby by Chris de Longpre
Yarn- Brown Sheep Nature Spun
Needles- 4mm double pointed needles

But since we like to keep things as simple as possible during the hot, hot heat of July... why don't I just tell you that we have kits at the shop.


And speaking of shop...

Check out these hydrangeas that have been showing off at Mary's Yarns as of late.


To you, to the hydrangeas, and of course... to Baby.


Anonymous said...

How great to find a project that is so much fun to do, that you finish it the SAME week that you started it!

tktara said...

So cute -- I love her little frowny face too :(

kristieinbc said...

That Snuggle baby is so cute! It would be fun to knit two - one with a frown and one with a smile.