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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Appletini and Cupcake...mmmmm

I've been a busy knitter lately... churning out baby hats like no body's business. It really is a good way to keep myself busy during the wait and at the same time, raise funds for the adoption. Pictured is my current favorite. The Cupcake "Icing " is the softest chenille-like fluff. It's just Yummy with a cherry on top. I will post more hat pictures later.

OK, back to the wait. We are still waiting to move up on our agency's list. The referrals are coming any day now... for months. I'm trying to stay optimistic, but it's very hard. I have been stalking the blogs of the families ahead of us... and they have spotted me... more than once. That's OK though. They definitely know where I'm coming from. We still have a pretty long wait ahead of us. Our coordinator said she would let us know if things looked more positive later. For now, we are looking at early summer or so for a referral. So, for now I knit.

I still haven't done much with the nursery. I hope to get moving on that pretty soon. I was in there folding and sorting baby clothes the other night. It's starting to feel more like a baby's room, but it will help a lot when we get a crib in there. I also need to find a great light fixture. I am not loving the light in there now. I think it was about the last one we picked out when we were building the house. The lady said "Here's what we usually use in the bedroom". We said, "we're tired of making decisions... that one will do". It is a glass dome light with a pointy thing in the middle. We "not-so-affectionately" refer to it as "The Nipple Light". I really can't see leaving that in my son's bedroom. (insert your own favorite D. joke here, you know he's come up with some) I've been a little discouraged by the lack of selection I have been able to find online for lighting. If you have any suggestions, let me know. The room will be decorated with Jungle Animals.

Now, you are probably saying to yourself, "What about the Appletini... I heard there would be Appletinis".

Be patient, there is an Appletini... and a Mimosa. I got a package in the mail yesterday from Sonny and Shear I've Got Ewe, Babe Yarn Shop, and of course I love packages. Their logo is two sheep that look like Sonny and Cher. Anyway, it contained two hanks of the softest Yarntini superwash merino sock yarn. The colors, of course, were Appletini and Mimosa. I can't wait to knit myself some snazzy new socks.
I guess that's all for now. A


Carissa74 said...

That hat is sooooo cute so where could I get one if we are referred a girl? Do you have ones for boys?

Tracy Desserich said...

I love the cupcake hat! How do I get one!?


Sue & Charlie said...

Way cute hat! I am a beginner knitter, and am making a blanket for our little Sweet pea. Sure helps pass the time! Hope you hear some news soon!

Leslie & Shaune said...

how i wish i knew how to knit! we have a similar long wait ahead of of, ugh, it is hard. we are hoping to travel in may but who knows.
we are in ontario canada.

Catherine said...

We adopted a baby girl from Lang Son 1 year ago...and I would LOVE to put that hat on her head:) My mom is a knitter....where did you get the pattern?? Thanks :)

Colleen said...


Anonymous said...

I would love to order a hat for my daughter's first birthday! How can I order one?


Anonymous said...


We are anxiously awaiting our first child from Vietnam, too... a girl. And so _ I simply must have one of those hats. TOO CUTE!!!

I am new to blogging so not sure how this works... can you email me how to get in touch with you about buying a hat, colors avaialble, etc.

THANK YOU! Hope your wait isn't too long!

Christine Durfee

Leah said...

I love the hats you make. How can I get one?