Arrival of DS #4 has inspired a Baby Boom in my knitting projects. After all babies need lots of cute little things and we have not had a Baby Boy in our family for a long time. DS #3 is 11 years old, most of his things were given away long ago. Also I did not knit that well when he was a baby, so now is my chance to do some Manly Baby Knitting.
This shift in conciseness is not accomplished easily. Out of habit (3 girls before this little guy) I keep checking out little dresses with ruffles and lace and pulling out yarn in girly colors. At least DD #1 insists that the colors are girly. I guess I can see some “Manly Yarn” shopping in my future.
Meanwhile here is yarn I finally settled on first for this baby was Knit Picks Andean Silk Twist in “Dapper”, long discontinued and much lamented, at least by me. It is a beautiful blend of alpaca, silk and wool. It has been gently aging in my stash waiting for just the right recipient.
I finished the hat and booties while I was in the convalescent home in Yerushalaim.
And here is the photo of the little guy wearing his new gear!
I used my favorite “Baby Beloved” pattern for the hat. It is available on Ravelry and in my Chicken Stitches Etsy Shop. I played a lot with the number of stitches for the width of the soles and circumference of the top of the booties to make sure that they would stay on and not be too tight. The ties were made using a two stitch I-cord. I will try to write out the quick and dirty version of the bootie pattern for my blog. Thankfully my life became a lot easier since a friend lent me her nursing pillow. Now I have one hand free so nursing time can include some computer time for me too.
Hopefully tomorrow DH will take a picture of the sweater I made to match the hat and booties.
Another FO is a pair of baby pants
I am now almost finished with a simple raglan sweater to match the pants and thinking about the hat.
Lots more ideas for baby knitting are running around in my tired head and I keep wishing for an extra pair of hands so I could knit more and faster.