A Little Lion on the Way

I’ve got some personal life news to share today: John and I are expecting a baby boy in December!


This is the first thing that I’ve knitted for him, a little lion ball. I’m planning to make several more in different colors and also maybe with different types of manes. They’ll either become a mobile or will just be little balls to play with.

Here’s the side view—very simple.


The due date is December 19th, so the holidays will certainly be different for us this year!

I’ll continue shipping orders as long as I can, but there will be a delay in sending out tangible orders sometime after the beginning of December. (I’ll put up a notice about it when that happens, and we will continue shipping on a delayed schedule after that.) I’ll also be taking a few months off from most work, so the blog and social media will be pretty quiet for a while, but I plan to be back at it whenever I can.

Thanks in advance for your patience while we figure out how to be parents!

21 thoughts on “A Little Lion on the Way

  1. What lovely news! Get lots of rest now, because it will be in short supply soon. I’m so happy for both of you.

  2. Congratulations! Hope you and John will enjoy every moment of this new and very significant adventure!

  3. Add my congratulations to the pile, I’m so happy for you! We know you only make cute things, so your son is bound to follow suit. I’m wishing you health and rest, and your kitties patience with the newbie.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS! That is fantastic, so exciting, happy for you all! I’ve been reading your blog for so very long, and I have all your books and most of your patterns in my collection. I have knit them by the hundreds (literally) for gifts over the years. Just wanted to say thanks for all that while I’m commenting, which I so rarely do. Enjoy your new journey as parents!

  5. Yay this is so lovely! Major congrats and I’m sure he’s going to get lots of lovely knitted things! x

  6. Congratulations Anna! You deserve all the happiness that comes with motherhood-enjoy every precious moment.

  7. Congrats! I’m due in Feb and have been buying lion things. There are some cute lion clothes at Target right now so you should check it out if you want more lion stuff!

  8. Congratulations!!!! He is sure going to have a lot of fun homemade toys to play with! :D

    December 19 is my Dad’s birthday—great day! :)

  9. Congratulations on your sweet news! I wish you a healthy and comfortable remainder of your pregnancy.

    I love the little ball you made (hope a pattern will be coming? :) ) I’ve made a zillion stuffed toys for my 10-month-old boy and from my experience I have to say a ball with a face should be a hit.

  10. Thank you so much for the very happy comments, everyone! John and I are excited for this new adventure. We thought about becoming parents for years and years, so it’s crazy to know that it’s actually happening!

  11. Congratulations !! It’s a great news. Wish you a lot of good things.
    Take care :-)

    (But in december, it’s not “lion”, it’s “sagittarius” ;-) )

  12. Such happy news! All the best to you, John, and your little cub. Mochimochi Land is a wonderful place for a boy to grow up. :)

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