Sticking with the handicrafts theme, Joe has received lots of lovely knitted/crocheted things since he arrived. In fact, at the last count, he has 3 cardigans, 4 jumpers, 2 hats, 7 blankets and a waistcoat.
I'm no expert at knitting. My talents stretch to scarves and wrist warmers. Or 'typing gloves' as I called them when I worked in a listed building with high ceilings, huge single-glazed sash windows and evil draughts lurking at every turn.
So I'm very grateful for all the lovely things we've received. Some have been knitted by family, others by friends, others by relatives of friends - people we've never even met.
Nothing inspires a knitter like a new baby, apparently.
I love dressing Joe in hand-made clothes. I suspect when he outgrows them I might have to keep a few items and keep them in a memory box.
I made the hat. I wish I could cope with knitting patterns but I can't - they're too close to maths somehow. Or science. I could never read music either.
Luckily my mum sent a new consignment yesterday, and is due to start work on another jumper. Joe has an army of knitters at his disposal and is completely unaware. But he's always nice and warm. I'm sure he appreciates it in his own little way.