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December 30, 2010

Happy New Year!

I'm glad to be done with 2010 - it was a difficult year for many of us, and I think we're all looking forward to a fresh start, a brand new year of life, happiness, and craftiness, of course :).

Even more than 2009, my 2010 was dominated by baby knits, all for little ones born during this past year:




And it seems that 2011 won't be any different: I already have five little recipients destined to make their arrival this year! Fortunately, I'm on top of the situation. I finally finished the Sunny Spread Blanket for one of them (just wait, it's a beauty!), and started the Betty Lou Lace Cardigan from Kristen Rengren's Vintage Baby Knits for another. Pictures to come ;).

What's more, I'm expecting my own little babe this year, too! I'm almost 16 weeks along, and the little boy or girl (we find out the sex at the end of January) should be arriving around June 20th. I've been feeling very well (knock on wood), and we are of course extremely excited ;).

Happy New Year, friends! May this be the best year yet!

Posted by Kathy on December 30, 2010 09:06 PM



with all the baby knits you've been exhibiting here, i've been waiting for this news!

Congratulations! This is going to be one baby with some super fine knits!

Congratulations on your bundle of joy. I'm sure he/she will be the best dressed baby in your neighborhood!

Yay! Congratulations! I've been following your blog for about 4 years now and though I don't actually know you, I sort of feel like I do, so I'm very happy for you! I can't wait to see what lovely little knits you work up for your own baby bump.

Congratulations! What a blessed baby.

Congratulations! I saw you mentioned in a tweet the other day and was waiting for confirmation on your blog. Happy New Year!

Awww, a little Grumperbabe on the way! Congrats!

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

How nice to hear such good news! Congratulations and best wishes!

Congratulations! That will be one styling baby.

congratulations! what a lucky little one to have those beautiful knits!

Oh my goodness! Happy New Year indeed! Many, many congratulations to you!

congratulations to you! put out the call if you are in need of hand knit items for your wee one!

Hurrah for you and Mr. Sweetness! Congratulations!

How exciting! I am so glad that you and Mr. Sweetness will be bringing a sweet grump into the world. Congratulations!!

What wonderful news! Congratulations!!!

CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy and excited for you! Get ready for the wackiest ride of your life! Tee hee! No, really, it's an amazing experience, different that what you could ever imagine, and you will never be the same again.

(ps - let me know if you need advice on ANYTHING. Since I just went through it, everything is fresh in my mind. )



Congratulations on your exciting news :)

Congratulations on the little one. Motherhood is one crazy but amazing journey!

What great news! What a well loved, and well knitted for baby you will have!

Hey, wow! That's great! I'm so happy for you both (for you THREE!) How do you suppose the cat will take the new arrival? June 20th -- my firstborn was born on June 18, and it's a great time of year for a birthday.

Yay! Congratulations!

Congratulations! To heck with knitting for other wee ones this year; begin knitting now for your own child! (You're not going to have much knitting time after the little sweetie arrives on the scene.)

Mary G. in Texas

Congratulations!!! I have a 3.5 month old and he is amazing. Knit while you can and enjoy the rest of your pregnancy!

Congratulations!! That's wonderful news for you both. Good Luck with everything and keep us posted!!

Congratulations! What wonderful news. Having a little person is the most wonderful thing ever (I say as I type this with my own little 8mo person asleep on my lap). Hope the rest of your pregnancy goes smoothly and look forward to welcoming baby Grumpersweet in June.

Congratulations! I hope the hardest part of your experience is deciding what to knit for the little one first.

Oh congratulations Kathy!!!

I'm due with our fourth in April. :-) As much as I love knitting for other people's babies, I enjoy knitting for my own even more! I hope you are feeling well and not too tired. Congratulations again! :-)

Oh, HUGE congratulations to you! :) It's so exciting to be pregnant with your first -- I think I could tell anyone who asked *exactly* how pregnant I was, down to the hour. ;) Think of all the fun stuff you'll get to make!

Congratulations!! How exciting. I hope your pregnancy is comfortable and easy.

Congratulations Grumperina! I know your baby will have the most stylish and beautifully-made handknits :)

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you and Mr. Sweetness.

Congratulations! I can't wait to see all the wonderful things you knit for your bundle of joy.

I only have one child and she was born on June 28th---who knows maybe they will share a birthday. Being a MOM is the best thing in the world...I think you will love it.

Congratulations and best wishes to you!

Happy happy news about the little one!

Lovely, lovely news! Congratulations!

Wow, that's big news! Congratulations!

Congratulations, I have followed you so long I feel like I know you, wish you were on my knit list to make baby knits for. So glad it is going well for you! You will have the best dressed baby! Enjoy, kids are the best.

Hooray! Congratulations! I feel confident in saying that your baby will never be cold.

Why was I just thinking about this? :) Congratulations!

Yay! Hooray! I knew that all those baby knits would git ya! I have vowed that 2011 is going to be an awesome year. For everyone. Positive, happy, wonderful news like yours is an excellent start. Congratulations!

Congratulations! I hope some of your friends will be knitting lovelies for your little one, too! I'm looking forward to seeing everything you craft in the coming year - your blog is always such an inspiration to me.

Wow! Congratulations!

Congrats to you and yours!!! Love reading your blog and seeing your pics! Happy New Year!!

Congrats on the impending arrival! I'm so happy for you!

What stunning news! Congratulations!

What wonderful news! Congratulations!


Ohhh Congrats! Now you'll have a knitting model ;)


Congratulations to you! How exciting ... sure to be a well-dressed and extremely warm little one! :)

Such wonderful news. Lucky baby--smart parents and a knitter amongst them. Enjoy!!!!

Congratulations! Hope the coming months go smoothly for you and your now-growing family.

Congratulations! Very exciting news for you and your husband.

That's wonderful! I'm sure you are both very excited. This will be one knit covered baby! I hope all goes well for you and it is an easy pregnancy.




That should a fun WIP for the first half of the year! Looking forward to seeing both the FO and all the little thing you will likely make for it, too. :-)

Yay, the news is out! Happy new year, best wishes for 2011!


Congratulations! Best wishes for the new year and for a smooth pregnancy!

Congratulations and best wishes!

Oh my goodness! Congratulations and Happy New Year.


Many Bright Blessings Kathy! All the best for you and the wee one. :)k

ooh, yaay! Congratulations!


Congratulations! What splendid news :)

Congratulations! It will be a super New Year for you and your husband! Keep on knitting . . . the little ones grow so fast one must knit a size larger so it will fit when it is done!

Congratulations! And while I'm at it, thanks for your blog - I love coming here to see your own patterns and the patterns you choose to knit, too!

Wishing you a wonderful 2011!! Looking forward to seeing all of the adorable baby knits this year. Congratulations.

Congratulations, Kathy! You two (three!) will have so much fun. :)

I was hoping you were expecting too! All this kniting for other babies is all very well but knitting for your own is the best! Many congratulations from Holland!What a wonderful year 2011 will be!

I was hoping you were expecting too! All this kniting for other babies is all very well but knitting for your own is the best! Many congratulations from Holland!What a wonderful year 2011 will be!


Congratulations! I'm so happy for you! I'm sure 2011 will be a great year for you all! I'm so happy! ;)

Congratulations on the great news!!! I just finished my 3rd/4th? odessa- beautiful pattern-thank you. Have a great new year!

It will be the best year yet. Exhausting but the best.

Wow! How exciting! Best wishes for you and your increasing family!!

Wait, I meant growing family :)

Congratulations! It's going to be a great year for you!

Congratulations! Can't wait to see what you knit up!!

I agree with Lillie - can't wait to see what you'll knit for your little one!! Congratulations to you both!

Congratulations! I've been following your blog for years, so although I don't know you, I feel I can wish you all the very best. 2011 will be a fantastic year for you!

That is awesome news! What a lucky babe. Congrats to you and your hubby!! Happy New Year, it's a wonderful way to start 2011.

Wow!!! Congratulations to you!!!!

Such happy news on your first baby! Here's hoping every minute of this pregnancy is joyful.

Nice reveal, o sly one:)

Seriously happy for you & W and wish you a 2011 chock full o' happy hand knits!

Congratulations :)


aw, congrats! happy new year!

Congratulations! And a happy new year too! :)

Congratulations -- a little one brings so much happiness (along with the exhaustion, but this will pass)! My youngest one left home in the Fall to start university life and I miss those years full of simple joys, love and closeness.


Congratulations on the baby! That's so exciting!!!!

And Happy Happy Happy New Year!

Congratulations! What a great way to start the year. Stay well and happy. All tbe best.

Wishing you a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year, and congratulations on the baby!

What a well dressed baby it will be!!! Congratulations!!!

Yay!! Congratulations!! I'm so happy to hear the news! I'm due June 16 with my first!! We also will be able to find out the gender at the end of January, but we probably will let it be a surprise :)

Congratulations!! I'm so excited!

This child is going to be *covered* in knitting.

That's so exciting!! I know you'll have the whole knitted items thing covered for Grumpybabe, but would you like a sling/wrap/mei tai? Babywearing saved my sanity (and my fitness!) and I wish every new mother knew about it!

Proficiat! (as we say in Dutch). It looks like 2011 will be an exciting year for you and your husband!

Congratulations!!! From all your fans and friends in blogland!

Great news!! So happy for you and your husband. I have been following your blog for a few years and this is very exciting. Best, Ann

What a lucky little one! Congratulations!

Congratulations! That is wonderful news for you and your husband! I know the little one will be wrapped in loving knits :)

Congratulations, Kathy! Happy New Year! Best wishes for a wonderful 2011.

Congratulations, Kathy! I've been waiting for this announcement ever since the lovely wedding pictures! Being a mom is so fantastic (even the sleepless nights -- totally worth it). Then they grow up and give you grandbabies. Heaven! Can't wait to hear all about him or her!

What an exciting 2011 you're going to have! How wonderful! Best wishes, and I know this will be a well-loved and much-knit-for baby!

Happy New Year! I'm also glad to see 2010 go, and have high hopes for 2011. Congrats again to you and your husband!


What a great news to start the year!

Congratulations! Absolutely had to come out of lurkdom and tell you I am so happy for you and your hubby. :)

Well, why not just sneak that little tidbit of news right in there! Congratulations!! I can't wait to see all that you do for her/him to welcome him/her home. I'm very happy for you!

OMG, OMG, OMG! Many congratulations on your wonderful news!!

Many blessings for you and your growing family! Good health, lots of love, and good spirits. I'm so happy for you--and your Grandma and parents are going to be ecstatic!

WOO HOOOOOO! A little Grumpine! Can't wait!

W000t!!!!!! Many congratulations, Kathy!!!

Fantastic! Congratulations on your impending addition to the family. :)


Congratulations! :o)

Woo Hoo! Congratulations!!!

Mazel tov! And Happy New Year!!

Congratulations! 2011 wil be a big year indeed - filled with all sorts of wonderful things :)

Congratulations, and welcome to the destined-to-be best-dressed babe in America!


What wonderful news! 2012 will be a great New Year for you and yours: congratulations!


Congratulations!! Good thoughts towards a safe, healthy, and happy pregnancy.

Congrats to you!!

Congratulations and best wishes on the most exciting project EVER.

You will be a great mom! Congratulations.

Congratulations! Yay!

Congratulations to you both!! :)

What lovely news! Congratulations and every best wish as your little one is knitted together!

Congratulations on that new bundle of joy to knit for! The Woolie Ewe sends heartiest best wishes as your family expands.

Congratulations, Kathy! I hope you enjoy knitting for your own baby most of all :)

Wow - what wonderful news! Congratulations!!

Congratulations! That's wonderful news!
Our little one is almost one. Life is definitely not the same - it's better!

Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing!

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!
I hope for a baby of my own during 2011, but so far we have not had any success in spite of IVF treatments. So babies are on my mind these days, and it makes me very happy to hear that you will have one. Happy new year, which I'm sure will be your best year yet!

Happy New Year and best wishes for you and the new one to come!

What wonderful news! Congratulations! Happy New Year to you and Walter. I wish both of you much happpiness and good health in the coming year.

Congratulations! All the best to you and your family in 2011.

Congratulations and a very happy new year to you and yours!

Congratulations! So very exciting for you.

Congratulations! I'm so happy for both of you!

Congratulations on your happy news!! I'm so excited for you!

Congratulations!! Your baby will be well covered in beautiful knitted items as you are an excellent creative knitter! Happy New Year!

Felicitations and very best wishes for the coming year!

Cheers, Karen in McLean

Congratulations! I hope that everything goes smoothly and you continue to feel really good. I can't wait to see what you make for your little bean!

Congrats Kathy!! What an exciting year you will have. Can't wait to read all about it:)

A Happy New Year, indeed! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! Looking forward to seeing all the cute knits:)

Amazing! What a wonderful way to ring in the new year but with a little baby. How wonderful for you. Wishing you nothing but continued great health and ease through the entire pregnancy.

Congratulations on your wonderful news! Parenthood is one of life's great joys. I hope you enjoy every step along the way.

Congratulations to you both, wishing you health & happiness throughout your pregnancy.
Looking forward to the baby knits in 2011 & beyond...

Wonderful news - congratulations!!

What great news, congratulations! I hope you and the baby will stay healthy and feeling well!

Mazel Tov!

Congrats to you and Mr. Wonderful! That is great news. Stay healthy and well rested.

Congratulations Grumperina! I look forward to seeing the gorgeous knits that will adorn your little one. Happy New Year, and thanks for your wonderful blog.

Congratulations to you and Mr Sweetyness, and here I was thinking about your upcoming wedding anniversary.

Great time of year for a baby to be born. Our first was 3 months early, but I hope you will do better.

Lots of love to you both.

Congratulations Kathy! I was wondering when the bug would bite you as you knit wonderful baby knits! Do I see some baby jaywalkers in the future?

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What a blessing in the new year.

Congratulations and Happy New Year! I have enjoyed your blog this last year and hope that your busy life will continue to make blogging enjoyable for you and possible. The adventure continues! Peace and blessings!

Congratulations and blessings.

Super-Duper congratulations on a little babyrina!

Congratulations! I'm sure your new little one will have some of the finest knitted goodies around. :)

Congratulations! You always make such adorable baby knits that I'm sure your little one will be well wrapped.

Congrats! Hoping you will have a lot of fun with your own baby-knitting!

Congratulations! May the next months go smoothly as you prepare knitted goodness for your own little bundle of joy!

It was in het air......I am so happy for you and your hushand.....but please continue to knit and blog about it....

what's your feeling: will it be a boy or a girl!


Congrats on the baby!!! Here's to a happy new year!

Much happiness to you and your husband on your expected arrival.


Congratulations! Being a parent is the most amazing adventure.

That is wonderful news for the start of the year. Congratulations. Your due date is my brother's birthday so I wait to see if the baby comes then and will share the day. Of course, if baby is early, he/she can possibly share with my mother, nephew or sister-in-law who are all June babies. May you stay well. Happy knitting for your own.

Congratulations. What wonderful news. Healthy preganancy. Cheers.

Bravo!! June 20 is a great day for a birthday. Hope you and your husband enjoy getting ready for your new family member! Blessings on you all.

Wanted to add to the many congratulations! I have enjoyed reading your blog for many years and I feel your baby is going to have clever and generous parents and lots of great knitted goods. All the best for a healthy pregnancy! I'm also expecting my first, due in May, so I am pretty sure 2011 is a great year for babies. :-)

Yay! Congrats and Happy New Year! Can't wait to see all the baby knits you will be whipping up. I will likely copy you!

That's wonderful news! Congratulations to you and your husband. It sounds like you may be busy making handknits for your own little one.

Congratulations! Can't wait to see what beautiful creations you come up with for the wee one!

Congrats on your new arrival..

congratulations! HOORAY!!!!

Congratulations, Grumperina!! Here's wishing you a safe and uneventful pregnancy. Eagerly looking forward to the knits you whip out for your baby!

Congratulations! You'll make a great mom and your little one will be one lucky baby!

Congratulations! You are going to have one well dressed little munchkin!

Congratulations! That's wonderful news.

Great News! Looking forward to virtually welcoming the little one.

Oh my! Congratulations!

congratulations to you both!

congratulations!!!! Get as much knitting as you can done now!!!

Congratulations! That is so exciting. I'm due at the end of June too. Can't wait to see what you're making for yours. You're always so inspiring.

Best congratulations on your impending bundle of joy. Thanks for being such an inspiration to us all! My childbearing days are over, but I still think babies are the best!

Congratulations to the future new parents !
Lucky baby, who will have super knitted garments !
June 20th and before : Gemini ; June 22th and after : Cancer. Two very different natures. The first one : quick and inquiring minded ; the second one : dreamy, needs Mom and a huge amont of kisses.
Same BirthMonth as Jess and Casey 's baby (Ravelry).
Take great care of you.

Congratulations! It's so much fun knitting for babies (especially your own)!

Congratulations! I kept wondering when you'd come out with that news on your blog. What a lucky babe!

Woo Hoo!! Congratulations! Enjoy your knitting now...time will be harder to find later. :-)

Congratulations on the good news (knitting and babies, what could be better?)!

Best wishes for your new year.

What wonderful news! Best wishes and congratulations to you and Mr. Sweetness!

Congratulations!!!!! Mommyhood is wonderful. The only thing better then creating for your friend's little ones is making stuff for your own, enjoy!

CONGRATULATIONS!!! You'll be a wonderful mom!

Heartfelt congratulations from this reader and fan. Knit the ambitious stuff for your baby now, while you have time and free hands! Wishing you a wonderful year filled with wonderful new experiences!

Congratulations on your great news!

I never got around to thanking you for the pompt (and beautiful) delivery of the Yulie give away yarn. It just made my day.

Now that the holidays are over I am plopping myself in my rocking chair on Saturday and casting on that hat for my self.

Happy New Year indeed!

congratulations!!! can't wait to see what you knit for her/him. :)

So many congratulations!

Congratulations! What a joyful time for you - enjoy it all - especially the quiet peaceful moments : )

Congratulations Kathy!! Looking forward to the parade of beautiful baby knits.

Congratulations! So happy that you get to knit for your own baby :)

I'm soo happy for you and your hubby.

Congratulations on the expected new addition. I'm glad that you will have your own baby to knit for. Stay well.

What lovely news! Congratulations!

yay. I thought I'd read you were expecting again. And the end of June is a the very bestest time to have a birthday! (or I'm just prejudiced).

Gorgeous knits you've shown -looking forward to seeing the new work.

Stay healthy...


congratulations and best of luck!!

YAY! I am just catching up on some blog reading after being quite sick for the last week. This news has totally made my day! I'm thrilled for your growing family, best of luck to you all!

Congrats! You will have fun knitting for your own baby after all that practice! BTW, I loved the hat and also Massey Wrap so much that I'm printing them now. Thanks for the links!

Congratulations!!! The baby-thing is contageous ;)
All the best of luck to you all (including the wee-one-in-progress)

Wow, congratulations! Looking forward to see what you knit for your own Grumperina(o).

Many Congratulations Kathy - what fabulous news! My brother and his wife are expecting at the same time as you. There seem to be many on the way in 2011. Better get needles clicking!

Congratulations to you and your family!

Happy New Year and Congratulations! How very exciting.

Felicitations! Sending all my vibes for easy, healthy, joyous and wondrous days on the journey towards parenthood. I can't wait for the beautiful baby pics of the Grumperette or Grumper, Jr., and I'm eager to watch your maternal crafting evolve.

Happy wedding anniversary for the 5th.

Congratulations to your family! What exciting news for the new year :)

Fantastic news! I hope you continue to do well. Have you already knitted the welcome home outfit?! This baby will be wrapped in much love.

Congratulations! What wonderful news!!!


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