Wednesday, June 09, 2010

'T'is often said ...

the best laid plans of mice and men [ and most especially Catsmums ] 'gang aft agley'

Against all odds and expectations, friend Robyn's stepdaughter managed to hang onto her twinnies until 39 weeks and was induced today.
Ms Chloe Rose and Ms Ellie Mae arrived a couple of hours ago, fit and well and apparently quite big for twins. [ When I spoke to the proud nanna, they hadn't yet been weighed, but the expectation, as of last week's scan, was 6 pounds plus each ]
Net result being that I have had to do some emergency baby knitting this week,

as everything I had already produced was made on the premise that they would arrive early and tiny.

Let's face it, it is never ever a hardship to have to do unscheduled baby knitting
and the extra cardis, hats, bootees, etc can either wait for a suitable teeny weeny or will be donated to one of the NICU units.

pattern specs:
Saartjes Booties [ a very popular freebie ] - I lengthened the straps to 20 stitches for tieing rather than buttons
Baby Cable Cap [ another freebie from Judy Gibson ] on 4.5mm needles, cast on 28 and did 7 repeats rather than 6.
Hat#2 has a 6 row cable , hat#1 is a 4 row cable as per the pattern

8 comments:

Lynne said...

Congratulations to the new mummy and her family. Welcome Chloe and Ellie.

They were big for twins and I've never heard of anyone going quite that long - well done Robyn's step-daughter!

catsmum said...

Just spoken to Nanna Robyn - 5 lb 15 oz and 5 lb 12 oz Chloe arrived first and then Ellie was helped out feet first.

Caity said...

Aww! So sweet!

Doris Sturm said...

Congratulations and the baby items look adorable!

Alwen said...

Wow, 39 weeks and nearly 6 lbs is excellent for twins. I was only a 6-and-something baby myself!

My cousin's wife had triplets, made it to 34 weeks, and they were each around 4 lbs.

Carol said...

Oh my word, these are darling, congrats.

LuLu said...

Very Cute! I've made those booties, they turn out so cute, I love the hat, I'm going to have to make one! Thanks for sharing.

~Lauri
http://knitsandreads.blogspot.com

Lynn said...

Wow, those hats and booties are so darned cute. I'm going to make the hat too! Don't you just love the names,they're so girly and pretty