Saturday, October 27, 2007

after much anticipation,

and a large amount of requests, I am overjoyed to present an image of the recipient of the epic ghan of graph. Dearest blog readers, I give you Gavin Joseph:

Born October 10, 2007 at a very healthy 9 lbs, 1 oz, but I told you that before. If I'm not mistaken, this picture was taken the day he came home from hospital, so he is two days old here, but already he appears to have very good taste in hats...GO FLAMES GO!!! What can I say, it's our game. He is wrapped up in a blanket not made by yours truly, so hence it is not also a picture of the ghan of graph, but it's nice all the same.

Friday, October 12, 2007


Okay, so remember how in my last post I said that the great expectation was imminent, possibly happening as I was typing....well I must be psychic, cause little mommy had her baby at 1:05 p.m. on Wednesday, October 10...virtually as I was typing that very blog entry!.....shiver me spooky is that?? I think I should start an exciting new career as a knitting medium...I'll have it knitted before you even realize you wanted it....

In any case, mucho congrats to Grammy Pammy on her first grandson, Gavin Joseph, who tipped the scales at 9 lbs 1 oz....and much love and empathy to his mommy, who should be congratulated not only for her new son, but for being one hell of a trouper for pushing out that giant baby!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007


Well, now that the great expectation out west is imminent, possibly happening as I type, and now that the epic 'ghan of graph' has been sent and is quite possibly being received today by the infamous post system, I suppose I can finally post the crappy pictures I took of my first charted picture afghan. Adapted from a vintage filet thread crochet pattern for a carriage cover (although the practical side of me wonders why anyone would want a carriage cover made out of thread, but maybe I'm thinking carriage cover in some other permutation than it was originally intended back in the day of vintage thread filet patterns), anyway, I digress:

Here's the full frontal view:

And here's the close up views of the panels, such as they are:

The back is, mercifully, exactly the same as the front, except, you know, mirrored. There was much swearing and cramping of hands involved in this, but happily it is done and sent, and hopefully will be well received. Can you guess the sex of the baby??

Perhaps when Grammy Pammy receives this and baby is finally born (we are now 10 days over due and new little mommy is getting understandably cranky) and home, she might take mercy on me and post some decent pictures of Epic on her website...but no pressure...hint hint.