Some bigger pictures this time – I love this hat!
The cardy he is wearing is actually one I made for Jasper, I think its size 1-3 months and is so huge I had to fold the cuffs over twice!
J blogged a month or so ago that she had a cardy on her needles. Luckily, she managed to finish it just in time.
IRL the colour is blue, not purple. It is a perfect fit, even the arm length. The yarn is a sock yarn but I don’t know what brand. It is very soft and is perfect for the early autumn weather. The temperature has just started to drop so he is going to be wearing it a lot.
Due to him being early and so small all the hats J has are too big for C. Even the little minty one she knitted for Jas which he wore when he left hospital. So I quickly whipped up a Cable Baby using the same pattern as the one I made for Jas in a previous post. I started the crown decrease on the 5th cable turn instead of the 6th so it is a little smaller than the pattern. The yarn is Patons Dreamtime 4 ply and it is lovely and soft baby wool. C looks uber cute in this beanie. It fits well at the moment but he still has room to grow into it.
J will not be on her blog for a week or so due to the early (and dramatic) arrival of her wee squiggler, now known as Connor. J had to go to hospital urgently on Tuesday morning and was monitered during the day. However, due to complications, she needed an emergency c-section on Tuesday evening and wee Connor arrived safely, weighing only 6 pounds 4 ounces. He is teeny weeny and absolutely perfect.
E is an exceptionally proud big sister and constantly wants to cuddle and sing to him. J is doing well and C is a healthy strong wee boy, despite his size.
I am a very proud auntie. The pic of me holding him should show you how small he is. Well, he is small to us as Jas and E were both a kilo heavier at birth!
NB: If you click on the photos they will get bigger. I have never blogged before so I have no idea what I am doing.
OK so lately this blog has shown a lot of FOs by other people, but I HAVE been still knitting myself, honest! In the weekend I finally sewed up this wee newborn cardy for Squiggler, the knitting was finished a while ago but I’d put off the seaming because I had thought it would be hard – its only the 2nd cardy I’ve ever made and I got Mum to seam the first one! But it turned out the seaming wasn’t so tricky after all, and I thought I did a reasonably tidy job of it actually.
As for the details: the yarn is Cleckheaton Merino Bambino – a lovely wool/bamboo 4ply which is really soft and delicious. I’m pretty sure it took 3x 25g balls for the cardy. The pattern is the Cross Over Cardigan in the Cleckheaton #951 Cocoon Baby booklet. Squiggler is due to make his appearance in 2 weeks, so hopefully soon I’ll have some modelled pictures to show off!
I am so lucky, on Friday I got a lovely wee package in the post for Squiggler:
They were made by my clever friend Esther, from possum/merino yarn. Aren’t they lovely! They are going straight into Squiggler’s hospital bag.
I felt extra special too because Esther has her own bump to knit for – well actually she no longer has a bump because her gorgeous wee boy arrived on Sunday! (this is slightly scary for me because it means I’m next!)