Saturday, January 13, 2007

Getting back into the groove

Well, I'm back from all the big adventures. Believe it or not, with three weeks waiting around in Colombia, I hardly did any knitting. Who can knit when you have this adorable little thing to play with:

Now that we are back home, I am starting to think about all the little things I want to knit him. We like to dress him in real little boy clothes, not baby stuff. I didn't think I'd be so picky about his clothes, but I am! This has really made me rethink the stuff I knit for gifts. I don't think I'll be doing any more powder blue babyish stuff anymore. Take his hat...it's the first thing I have made for him since he's been home. He has a green and gray hoodie sweater from his aunt, so I made this to match. Ain't it just the cutest? Here's the details:



Pattern: Max's first hat
Source: The yarn girls' guide to kid knits

Yarn: Bernat chunky in gray (less than 1 skein) with a little green and blue

Mods: This is not the right yarn for the pattern, so I cast on 22 stitches with size 10.5 needles (8's for the ribbing), which fits his head perfectly.
Comments: Great, easy, quick pattern. Someday I'll learn to step away from the acrylic and go with natural fibers. This would be even better with a nice cotton/wool blend.


Also, see the cute little fuzzy black cat the boy is holding? That adorable little toy was knit by the amazing Del. We had this wonderful little package waiting for us when we got home. Thank you Del, it is really great. Thank you so much for thinking of us, it is truly appreciated. And the boy thinks it's pretty good tasty too.

Now I am crocheting a new christening blanket. The one I had done previously (and almost finished too) was too lacy and stretched out of shape too much. I have a smaller, more dense pattern in the works.

Thank you to all of my knitting friends who have followed my adoption story. It has been great sharing the experience with all of you! I'm sorry that I haven't been keeping up with your blogs as much as I should have. I promise to get caught up and to start commenting regularly again!

6 Comments:

At 10:11 PM, Anonymous Kim said...

I want to pinch those cheeks!! Welcome back, now get to that baby knitting! :)

 
At 2:48 PM, Blogger trixie stix said...

Congratulations! Your son is adorable.

 
At 9:14 PM, Anonymous knitting bandit said...

What an adorable hat! And an even more adorable baby. I'm sure it's hard to get any knitting done with such a sweet little face to look at! I knit a baby hat out of denim yarn and I liked it--it wasn't "babyish" either. I love getting away from the more traditional ideas of baby color like you did.
Congratulations! It looks like you'll have years of fun and love ahead of you (as well as hats...)!

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Jan-Knit said...

Just surfing knitting sites, and came across yours. Congratulations! He's gorgeous!!

 
At 6:31 AM, Blogger Twinsanity said...

Pssst-
http://twinsanity.blogspot.com/2007/01/i-spoke-too-soonwe-have-baby.html

 
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