Not only is today Valentine's Day, but Melody also turned one month old. In Chinese culture, the first major birth celebration in a child's life is "Moon-Yut", the one month old celebration. (This is sometimes called the "red egg and ginger" party.) You can read more about it HERE. If we lived in Boston, where all of our family are, we probably would have thrown a party at one of the restaurants in Boston's China Town. Since DH and I are both exhausted, we were not up for traveling from NYC. We will just have our own little celebration at home with the boys tonight. Please join us in wishing Melody a "Happy One Month Anniversary!".
I can't believe that Melody is already one month old. Time has really flew by. You may think I am biased, but I think she is getting prettier as she is getting older. Her features are becoming more defined.
Look at that dainty little smile. She already has DH wrapped around her little finger.
Happy Valentine's Day! I may be reaching, but at least it has a heart on it!It's Bubby Bear from Knitty. This is part of the baby set I mentioned HERE. My friend's baby shower is soon, so I need to finish up the items. I am so glad I started the projects ahead of time. The "E" stands for Evelyn, the baby's name, though they are calling her Evie for short. The heart is duplicate stitched on Bubby Bear's behind. It's a fairly quick project, but I wasn't too crazy about how the arms are knit. They are knit separately and then sewn on. If I have time, someday, I might experiment with a better way of incorporating the arms. The legs are my favorite part because it's knit seamlessly from the body and has cute feet shaping.
My Bubby Bear is 9 inches tall. I used thicker yarn and bigger needles because I want a bigger bear. He still didn't turn out that big, but he will be a nice hand held size for Evelyn when she gets older. Here is the bear modeling with Melody and Ellie for size reference.
Pattern: Bubby Bear from Knitty
Yarn: less than 1/2 skein of Lion Brand "Vanna's Choice" in color: Beige 123
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm DPN's
Size: 9 inches Tall