I am most excited about Whitney (my sister), of course, I have already purchased a few items from Etsy -- and have a number more earmarked, specifically for her.
Excited about her pregnancy, I asked my dad (Mr. Hive) how he would feel about owning a shirt that said Grandpa since 2009. As excited as he is about having a grandchild - he wasn't very keen on the idea of broadcasting his Grandfather status. My mom (Nanette) is even worse - don't make the mistake of calling her "Grandma" -- she is horrified by that title. Instead, she insists that she will be called "Nanny".Oh well, on to baby news that will affect me more immediately. On Thursday at work we are holding a baby shower for a co-worker of mine during the lunch hour. Due to the sheer number of friends/co-workers needed to be invited to this shower- we just decided to hold the shower at work in a conference room. In addition to a few items I have gotten from Etsy, I have knitted a reversible hat and some cable-knit socks as a shower gift. These are both from Debbie Bliss' book "Baby Essentials". Also, this weekend, my box that I keep my knitting notions in broke - so I had to come up with a solution very quickly. I had some fabric lying around from a later-abandoned project that I decided to make into a bag and some gray fabric to use as a lining and handle. I approximated the pattern from the size that I wanted, and added a pocket for extra storage. It is certainly not perfect, but I like the way it turned out, and it works exactly the way I want it to.-