Welcome to the world, Stephen Clarke Kolb. Born on January 2, 2007 and weighing in at a very respectable 7lbs. 10ozs. I held him today for a long time...what is it about holding a sleeping baby that seems to make you feel better. Its like prozac without the pill....there is just something so peaceful and angelic and you feel like with all the other stuff going on and all the things that have to get done, that none of it matters, because this is EXACTLY what you are supposed to be doing at this very moment. I am so blessed to have all these babies in my family. I think this is #19 of the Clarke grandchildren: let's count 'em up: Joe, Sean, Michael, PJ, Andrew, Mary, John, Delia, Mickey, Caleb, Chelsea, Molly, Nora, William, Walter, Stephen, Paul, Jamie, Shannon--yep 19. Ok, guys, someone's gotta go for another--we need an even 20! Any volunteers?Baby booties! These were the ones I started making a while ago--you know the ones with the tiny needles and the cable. They were very tedious and time consuming...but just look at the result. Kinda makes me want to knit a whole batch of them--maybe even a pair in cashmere for the precious boy's little tootsies....Awful picture of me....great picture of Walter and his new baby brother. He is very proud of his new sibling and wants to touch his head all the time. What is it with kids and always wanting to touch baby's head??!! Mine were always like that as well. It was always the head. There's some psychology in there somewhere.
On the knitting front, the ribbon cardi is going great. I am plugging along and giving myself little deadlines. Hope everyone is well. Now, go hold a baby...it'll make your day!