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My sweet baby boy

I’ve got a cold, and the boy, who got tooth 3 yesterday and tooth 4 today, with tooth 5 not too far off, isn’t in the greatest of spirits, either. So instead of a long, thoughtful post, you get some cuteness.

Asa in heirloom crocheted sweater

This photo was taken a couple weeks ago (and already shared elsewhere, so if you’ve seen it already, sorry for the duplication). He’s wearing a handmade, crocheted sweater. The yarn used is wool, but I’m not sure what the shiny threads that seem to be part of the yarn are (possibly silk?). The stitch pattern is pretty. We’re not sure if the sweater was originally worn by my grandfather or one of my uncles.

I just love seeing him in clothes that have stood the test of years.


Baby knits, part 2

Word Lily knitsI knit two sweaters for Sprout while he was in utero. They’re both still too big for him, so no modeled shots today. Hopefully they’ll fit him well once we get back to cooler weather this fall/winter.

I knew I wanted to knit something from handspun for the little guy, and this is it, so far (I’m sure there will be plenty more handspun handknits for him in the future):
I spun the main yarn used for this Baby Beau several years ago, with no particular use in mind. The blue is Lion Brand wool and the green for the button bands is Cascade 220.

This sweater is made from cotton yarn reclaimed from an old store-bought sweater.
I knew I wanted to make a cotton sweater. When stash-diving, I found this yarn and decided I wanted to use it for that piece. And then the pattern hunt began. I first tried a sweater vest, but I couldn’t get the gauge to work (it had an animal on the front, using intarsia, so I couldn’t just fudge the gauge). After abandoning that vest idea, I had some trouble. But eventually I found this pattern that included the hood option. I modified it (as many others before me) to be a pullover rather than another cardigan.

Just one more post of baby knits left: blankets! And speaking of baby, he just woke up.