Monday, October 15, 2012

Coming Home

Now that these pictures are almost two months old (seriously?!?  2 months??), I figure it's time they are shared.

This sweater was almost finished before Sam joined us.  I went to the hospital with extra purple yarn and extra green/blue yarn in order to match this sweater:

to one of these coordinating hat/bootie sets:

The week before Sam was born I figured out how to do a nice crochet edging:

I was a little bummed that I didn't get to put it to use, it just seemed a little girly.  Instead I took my crochet needle and made up a stitch that looked a more suitable for a little guy (yes, I'm sure it's been done before, but it was new to me... just don't ask me to repeat it!).  
Sam did get to wear his booties from birth:

But they actually fit better now.  He has long out-grown his hat, but the sweater has still been getting some use- more on that very soon :-)

Ps- for more info on any of these projects, see the original posts here, here, here, and here

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  1. I love that you have one sweater with two hat/bootie options to make it girly or masculine. I'm due in April and we're not finding out the babies gender, I might do the very same thing.

  2. He is adorable. Enjoy this special time.

  3. Dreamy knits... and we had a very similar all-in-one thingy for our Sweet Pea!

  4. Beautiful baby - enjoy every second! MUCH better than anything you could have created with two sticks and some string! Congratulations again to all of you!

  5. Ack, the sweetness!! He is so adorable, and I love his handknits, particularly the sweater. Congrats on learning a crochet edging, that's bene on my to do list for a long while!

  6. What. A. Sweetie! (Yes, I know he's a boy, but he's still a sweetie!) Congrats to the whole family!

  7. awwwww he is so precious! and I can tell he loves his sweater :)

  8. Such long fingers! Surely he's going to be a pianist....

  9. What a beautiful little boy! The knits are lovely also. Congratulations!