Monday, May 24, 2010

Here is where I've been...

Hudson, my newest grandbaby, aka. Mini Island Boy, entered the world at 33 weeks and 6 days (I have learned that every single day makes a huge difference in the womb) on May 19 at 9:35am. He weighed in at 5.6# and 18-3/4" long. He is in the NIC-U and his mommy is keeping him company at the same hospital. Island Girl has not been released yet due to the pre-eclampsia, and it doesn't look like she will be discharged today either. 

Mommy and baby are progressing well. Mommy and Daddy are glowing... The photo of baby Hudson here is he is attempting his first bottle in the NIC-U!

So originally I was going to be out from last Wed through today, taking my mom with me to see Island Girl and Island Boy and going to their baby shower on the 22nd.  But instead Island Girl was flown to the mainland on the 16th in hopes of prolonging his stay in her womb but she was getting sicker from this pre-eclampsia.

Thank you to all my customers for understanding the wacky shipping schedule I had to change to.  I hope to get all orders out today and tomorrow.  Over the course of the next few weeks, my shipping schedule will vary and I will post on the website.  Please feel free to contact me anytime at:  . 

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Itty Bitty needles and knitting

Once again, I want to spotlight Gill from the UK.  Gill buys her Hiya Hiya needles from me for all the doll clothes she knits.  Her knits are amazing. 

In her own words (used with permission)
I knit with 2/28 cashmere lace yarn. I just love to knit and the smaller the better.

 The most important thing to me is to keep it in scale for the doll I am knitting for. I usually do my own designs bit I think the ones I sent through to you are all from Dollswest Designs, a lady called Cynthia from the US. Sometimes it is nice just to sit down with a pattern that someone else has done.

I swear by those needles now that I have found them but confess that I use them like straight pins!

Enjoy the photos! 
Gill uses 24" stainless steel needles in a 000-000, 000-00, 0000, 000, and all the way to the "larger" size of 0.

Thank you my friend, for allowing me to share and your dolls are beautiful as well!                                            

I will be gone from the blogging world until perhaps the end of May.  Going to see Island Girl and Boy and need to finish a couple of projects for Mini Island Boy before he arrives....  I leave next Wednesday.........................