Nothing bad, promise!
Just that my wee boy is eating cereal…
…and loving it! He is thrilled when I make him a bowl and will down it in seconds flat. I don’t think he even fully swallows a bite before his mouth is open and he’s grabbing my hand to get the spoon in his mouth. He’s only had rice cereal so far, but I think I see some peas in his future. Can’t believe he’s almost 6 months already!
So, I guess it’s about time that I showed you pictures of his newborn sweater. Remember I talked about making the Harvard Square sweater back last June? You don’t? Can’t imagine why… Well, I did finish the sweater long before B arrived, with the exception of buttons that I thought I would choose based on the gender of the child. You’ll notice here that there are no buttons on this sweater.
Guess I got a little busy after he was born… Unfortunately, the sweater felted a bit and it only fit for the first three months (barely), so it will be buttonless forever. I do think it turned out very cute, though and I would recommend it for those looking for wee sweaters.
I did just read that Knitting for Baby is coming out in paperback, hopefully with updates to the yarn selections, since the original yarn this sweater called for has been discontinued and it was a bear finding bold, solid, coordinating yarns in sport weight. I ended up buying my yarn at Calico Cat Yarns after much searching. The green and yellow yarns were merino, and they were the ones that felted. I used the green
on the turtle sweater, too, but I used duplicate stitch versus intarsia, so a little felting shouldn’t make much of a difference there.
Project specs: Harvard Square from Knitting for Baby by Kristin Nicholas and Melanie Falick. I followed the pattern exactly for the 0-3 month size, substituting yarns, including Nature Spun sport weight (Scarlet) and Wildfoote sock yarn (Dark Carmel). I’ve lost the ball bands for the yellow, blue and green. I loved the Wildfoote- I’ll have to use more of that in the future.
I also finished a suprise for M’s birthday- Skirtsicle!
I’ll have her model it in a few weeks. Nice, easy knit although cotton yarn always seems stiff to me. I used Fantasy Naturale (color 9708) and the pattern from MagKnits. I went up a needle size to make guage and knitted size 6, in case of shrinkage. Check out the close up for details!