Letters to Little Dipper, 1

Published on Thursday May 3rd, 2012

Hi, baby.

I’m looking at the calendar and finding the number of weeks until you’re due to join us out in the world is alarmingly small. So small that your big sister can count that high without skipping any numbers. You do seem to have made yourself quite at home in there, rearranging the furniture however it suits you, staying up late, eating whatever you want. So maybe you’ll be in no hurry to move out and I’ll be carrying you around a whole month longer than I carried Ada. But it’s definitely time to start getting some things ready for you.

I’ll be honest. Some of the things that are going to be for you were supposed to be for your sister. These booties, for instance.

All I had to do to finish them for your use was to weave the ribbons around the ankles. Ada wasn’t born sporting much in the way of heels, so it was nearly impossible to keep footwear of any kind on her unless you could really cinch it tight around her scrawny little legs. And somehow I never took the necessary ten minutes to scare up a couple of lengths of ribbon and solve that problem with these booties before she grew out of them. (And your sister has tiny feet to this day, so it’s not as though I didn’t have a window of months and months.)

The quilt, though? That’s new. Especially for you. If I can muster the courage, ingenuity, and attention to figure out how to attach and use the walking foot for the sewing machine so I can quilt it before you’re born. (Because after that I’ll still need to hand-stitch the binding, and if we compare the size of that task to the job of putting the ribbons on the booties… I think you can see where I’m going with this.)

By the way, I hope you like green and purple and red. I seem to have stumbled into a bit of a color scheme here.

8 Comments to “Letters to Little Dipper, 1”

  1. Siga Comment Says:

    I love the idea of writing a letter to your little pea. 😉

  2. tracy Comment Says:

    You can totally do the quilt! We’ll hold your hand!

  3. Fleur Cotton Comment Says:

    What beautiful bootees.

    Fleur xx

  4. Allison Comment Says:

    Such lovely things for your little one!

  5. Seanna Lea Comment Says:

    That’s such a sweet message. I love the quilt top. It looks nice and cheerful without being gaudy.

  6. lizzie Comment Says:

    I have just finished the umpteenth pair of the Stay on Baby Booties from Knitting for Baby and you had to go an show me those booties ! Good thing I have lots of tiny leftovers in my stash and am going to knit a pair before bed.
    Glad you are well, I love your blog.

  7. balzac Comment Says:

    Beautiful booties and quilt. Hope you are feeling well.

  8. Chloe Comment Says:

    Love the booties. I think it may be my favorite color scheme.