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Baby K’s Baby Bee Shower

I’m so, so lucky to be blessed with so many people who love me and love baby K already!  I cannot believe that this baby could literally arrive any day now, and that we’ll meet him or her no matter what in a week!

Two of my best friends from high school/we lived together in Gainesville, who also happen to be sisters, Sarah and Jessica, and their sweet mama Anne (of Spring Break Chicken Salad fame) threw baby K and I the most beautiful shower for this Mama to Bee over the weekend. :)

Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

The hostesses with the mostesses: Jessica, Sarah, and Mrs. Anne.  And of course, Jess’s sweet babies RA and CW. :)  Love these ladies so much!

Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

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In Wheat’s own words, these ladies are Master Bakers.  They made all my favorites: Melting Moments cookies with lemon filling, cheese straws (in the shape of flowers), and lemon bars!  I want to go back and eat them all again.  Plus pinwheels and fruit and pepper jelly over cream cheese.  And wine spritzers and lemonade – everything dressed in yellow. :)

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Everyone guessed – boy or girl: what will baby K bee?  The guesses were about 50/50, with a slight lean toward girl, by the way. :)

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Elah took a wee nap and then woke up to help open the last few presents. I think she may have thought the party was just for her.

Pink or blue flip flops for summer?  We’ll find out in a week or less!

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Bee blankies and onesies!

No idea what was so funny, but I had the BEST time opening gifts for baby K!

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I especially can’t wait to pop this champagne next week to celebrate. ;)

Elah was in LOVE with RA and CW.  They were all three adorable!

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My wonderful friend Courtney came all the way from Jacksonville with her sweet Mom to celebrate – I have the very best friends!

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After the party was over and the rest of the guests had gone, we went into the backyard to snap some pictures.  All the lighter, brighter, better pictures are by Jessica.  She’s our professional photog.  I’ve really got to up my game to her level now that baby is almost here!

Elah wasn’t really having the photo session though and just wanted to play.

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Bristol ladies:

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Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

High school bestie Sarah and her baby doll of a niece: Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

Oh my whoa at that bump! Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

Can’t believe Elah is going to have a riding partner so soon!

Baby Kirbo's Bee Baby Shower | oysters and pearls

One week until we meet you, Baby Kirbo!  That is, unless you decide to come sooner… HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE???  We are all so excited and you are oh so loved.

Until Next Time - oysters and pearls

 

WIKN: Baby Hats

Because even though it will be early May, erry body knows that babies need hats.  And plenty of ’em.  So I’ve been knitting them.

I sort of previewed on of these baby knits in my last post, as I was working on it at Maiden South Knit Night last week.  This hat is called “Baby Twister,” and it’s a cute little cabled hat.  And a really easy one, too, I might add!

Maiden South Knit Night | oysters and pearls

Baby Twister by Oysters And Purls | oysters and pearls

If you’re wanting to test out cables, this would be a great pattern to try them out.  It looks fancy, but it’s literally just one little set of cables, only held in front, every 8 rows or so.  Easy, peasy!  This photo was taken before I washed and blocked it, by the way.  And I knitted this out of Appalachian Baby Design Organic Cotton, which is washable and dry-able!  It’s a little big though, so naturally, I had to knit a tinier, newborn sized hat with my leftover cotton yarn!

Basic Newborn Hat for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

This photo was taken while this wee hat was still a bit wet while blocking.  But it’s tiny and wee and cute!

This pattern is for a Basic Newborn Hat – visit my Ravelry page (oystersandpurls!) for details.  I made one for Elah when she was just a wee little babe, so naturally I had to knit one for baby K.

Next up, I had told you before about these Tiny Britches I knitted up a while back – I’m obsessed with them!

Tiny Britches for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

I decided that I wanted to knit a matching baby bonnet out of my leftover Spud and Chloe Sweater yarn (superwash, aka machine washable and dry-able, obvi).  So I excitedly cast on this Simple Folded Bonnet with my leftovers a couple weeks ago.

Spud and Chloe Sweater in Ice Cream for Simple Baby Bonnet for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

Well, turns out not weighing my yarn was a poor decision and I quickly ran out of yarn.  Luckily, I texted my yarn dealer and friend, Cadence, to pull me a skein at Fuzzy Goat (and luckily, she had another one in the shop!)  So I had a brief hiatus (in which I casted on the above two hats with stash yarn instead) before I picked back up and finished this little bonnet.  Which is my new favorite thing ever.  I worked on it a bit in the shop, and I’m sharing another in-progress shot because I love this bonnet so much.

WIP: Simple Baby Bonnet in Spud and Chloe Sweater | oysters and pearls

I finished it Masters Sunday morning, and my new skill with this project was teaching myself to knit an i-cord.  Now I also feel like I have a new survival skill – I CAN KNIT ROPE!

Simple Baby Bonnet for Baby Kirbo | oysters and pearls

I read something somewhere that there is no article of clothing that could ever be made with more love than one you knit for your own child.  This little bonnet epitomizes that for me.  I absolutely cannot wait to share pictures of these little hats on little baby Kirbo’s head, and I most especially cannot believe it’s less than a month away. We’re so ready to meet you, Bebe!

PS! I added a KNIT page to the EXPLORE tab up top – click over to peruse all my past knitting posts if you’re interested!  There are also pages for recipes, beekeeping, and more. :)

Until Next Time | oysters and pearls

Weekend Update

This weekend kicked off on Thursday night with the final Learn to Knit class taught by Carolina from the Fuzzy Goat in Thomasville. Carolina is a great teacher, and these lovely ladies took to knitting like fish to water!


I also spotted some amazing April Fool’s jokes on Facebook that had me LOLing. Anyone else spot any good ones?

 

Also, this slays me.

 
Turns out we aren’t the only ones, Wheat!

Friday was non-stop torrential downpours, but when the rain cleared out, we had the most gorgeous Saturday!

I spent most of the day working at Maiden South, and of course had to sneak in my weekly shop bump pic. I absolutely cannot believe we’ve only got 4 weeks or so to go before we meet this little babe!

 

I spent a good amount of time relaxing and knitting this weekend. I cast on a simple cream baby bonnet to match the tiny pants I already knit this baby, and then promptly ran out of yarn. Picking up another skein of Spud and Chloe Sweater this week at Fuzzy Goat.

PS we just got these adorable little Maiden South knit/crochet gauge rulers in – $20 and we’ve got ’em listed online!  
So I also worked on my Slope tank (below) as well as casted on yet another baby hat – this one in Appalachian Baby Organic Cotton with lots of sweet little cables. The weather was so nice I did lots of outdoor knitting!  I’ll do a complete knitting post with patterns as soon as I get some pictures.

PPS Birkenstocks = Summer Uggs.  Ugly, but so comfortable.

 
Sunday I did some much-needed sleeping in with these two critters. And by sleeping in I mean I got out of bed at 8:30. Weh. #imold

 
I got to work satisfying a craving while also breaking in our Christmas present from my parents: making pancakes in our Blanc Creatives skillet! It is an absolute DREAM to cook on!



Again, please.

Sunday was mostly knitting, very-much-needed relaxing, Wheat smoked a Boston butt, and I packed my hospital bag. The countdown to baby K is on!

Have a great week, friends!