Did I mention that I have a new grand-son on the way? He'll be here by the end of April -- can't wait!
It struck me that although he'll have his brother's hand-me-down hand-knitted items to wear, he'll need some of his own, too. Then, I realized that April is not that far off, so I'd better get at it!
It's still a little chilly here in April, but not quite enough for a full on cardi or sweater. As I was going through my seemingly endless queue, I came across this pattern and knew it would be the perfect thing for a newborn. It will slip over a tiny sleeper and not only provide core warmth, but also dress up what are basically p.j.'s.
The pattern is on Ravelry, and is called Henry's Manly Cobblestone -- basically a take off on the Cobblestone pullover by Jared Flood.
I had a ball of James G. Brett "Marble" on hand, which I must say is quite nice, for an acrylic. Normally (as you know) I abhor all things acrylic, but I've used this one in past and it gets top marks from me! I needed this to be very washable as newborns spit up a lot and I knew mom was not going to be spending any time hand-washing! I used about 1/2 of a 100g ball, with enough left to make booties and a hat, if so inclined.
The top picture is little darker than actual ... the bottom one is closest to reality.
Actual dimensions of vest: 7 1/2"w by 9"h -- exquisitely tiny!
When the new, big brother-to be(who's just 2) was asked if he wanted a little sister, or a brother, his response was a very adamant ... "NO GIRLS"!!! We were all waiting on pins and needles until the ultra sound came back and thankfully, confirmed a boy.
Next up, a progress report on the Earl Grey sweater ... I promise!