A Snake for Roman Bryce

This little nugget entered our world on January 20, 2013. I love him.

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P.S. He isn't my baby, he is my nephew, Roman Bryce Hickey.

He waited to arrive until the very day I finished putting the button eyes on his gift (surely that is what he was waiting for).

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I got this pattern from a book I needed to have, when I saw this very snake, on the cover. It didn't call for the same yarn I used, but I had some 220 Superwash made by Cascade Yarns on hand (in a rainbow of colors) and figured it would be just as fabulous. It was.

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I followed the pattern exactly to shape the head and the end of the snake but lost track a lot in the middle stripe section. I knit on size 5 or 6 dpns although I could've just used regular knitting needles, since I wasn't knitting in circles. I was thinking I'd like to knit in the round but I ended up just stitching it closed, as the pattern stated.

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Here is the finished 'bod' and I was already pretty in love with it. He was all one piece so I just had to stitch his belly closed. He was a pretty simple project. I love knitting toys, especially striped toys.

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long as my leg

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Lexie had called me to let me know she was in labor, so I made sure I had my necessities packed (in my doula bag) before I headed off to bed. I was in bed for about 5 minutes before I got the call to head to their house. It made me happy I was going to be able to bring this fella along with me.

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Notice the snake protecting the corgi, Papa and that badass laboring Mama.

I think Boo Boo was happy too. The snake for baby Roman was a good morning distraction (for a big sis) at 7am when she woke up to a laboring Mama.

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Ladybug/Ladybird Pattern

Birthday Garland

My project to show off for the week is the birthday garland. If you want to see how we made it you can check our crafty blog. It was a kid-friendly project and we had a lot of fun spending our day, stuck inside, doing something creative to pass the time.

Now onto the pattern: This is ADORABLE! I'm kind of on a toy kick right now so I think I'll knit up one of these sweet little ladybugs to stuff in a spring Easter Basket.

Happy Knitting!