How many people does it take to put a sweater on a baby? He's so good-natured and puts up with our shenanigans. ; ) Someone said over the weekend that he reminds them of the Quizno's baby (hey, I think they're right!), so now I think "Bob" when I look at him. He's ten times cuter, of course, and much more of a fashion horse. I can't imagine how many times a day he'd be changing clothes if he were a she.
I had Maddy dig through the box marked "Baby Clothes" that I've saved, looking for something to aid in determining size and measurements for the Weasley. The girls used to beg to look in that box -- they were amazed at the teensy, tiny, pretty things that they once wore: the blue and white gingham bonnet I made with cross-stitched ducks, a favorite little sailor dress, the outfit from Harrods, pink hats.
We found this four-color wrap sweater that I knit some 20 years ago toward the end of my first pregnancy. Despite increasing and excruciating pain in my right arm due to carpal tunnel-type problems as the pregnancy progressed, I was determined to knit to the finish and then I sewed it together quite badly. Oh, it's horrible! I don't remember where the pattern came from, but it looks nice other than the wonky sewing. I remember recycling the buttons from one of DH's old shirts. It just fits, so Weasley will be a bit larger.
Using my earlier sleeve as a swatch, I recalculated everything according to gauge and the desired size and proportion and started Weasley anew. I got a good start in the car, taking Katie back to school, and then finished the first sleeve and cast on the second before bed. I also finished, except for the kitchenering, the first Log Cabin Sock. Knitting pics tomorrow!