Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Side-tracked, again!

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!


Beth said...

That's so cute! I really like the buttons on the side. Recently I used some of that yarn for the first time and I liked it, too.

Preeti said...

Congratulations, this is great news! The vest looks so lovely and sophisticated, just perfect.

Jackie said...

Oh so pretty.

Congratulations on your news. Of course babies need something knitted just for them.

God bless.

Kellee said...

Ohhhh, so lovely and tiny!! Love it! And you're on ravelry! Can we be ravelry friends? My user name is booyacakel. :)

mames said...

oh, the cobblestone is too sweet. i love the earl grey...it is likely too late in our season to need one, but i want to knit it so now.

so, now you will know the joy of two boys running the house. it is a blast, crazy but fun.

Tara said...

Aaaw, super cute!!! And tiny! And yey for new pink babies! :)