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Surprise! It fits!!

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On the left, Addison and his Baby Surprise Jacket in August; on the right, same kid wearing same sweater in January (5 months and 8 days later, to be exact).  The hand (or something) is constantly in mouth; we felt his first not-yet-visible tooth yesterday.  To refresh, Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket in Araucania Magallanes, Lamb's Pride Worsted for the buttonband, vintage buttons from stash.

We celebrated birthdays and anniversaries, ate cake(s), had a fun time visiting over the weekend.  Mack has requested that I knit him another sweater -- one with a truck on it; specifically, he'd like it with a flatbed truck.  ; )  Maddy gave me the "I've been waiting years for a sweater" look -- if I could only nail down EXACTLY what she wants (that doesn't cost $200 in materials).  Mack is so amazingly cute these days and comes up with the funniest things (not the least of which is thinking that his Aunt Vicki has knit or is capable of knitting every sweater in their house).  He was at the counter on Saturday eating a snack and got real quiet -- if you could have seen inside his head, you'd have seen the big wheels turning -- a huge smile spread across his face and he asked, "Do I look guilty?"

Baby_foodTo wind up the baby portion of this post, here's a preview of the new contest up at Cara's baby shower blog, Who's Gonna Be "The Boss" Now?

The pieces of Oblique are blocked!  It was a pretty busy weekend, so any thoughts I had about seaming were very brief.  I like to do seaming in daylight, especially with such dark yarn, so it may be a little bit -- but not too long, because I really want to wear this.

There were about three false starts on a maybe-, maybe-not-moebius, almost-lace neckwarmer with the reclaimed Monarch yarn.  The pattern I chose is a 12-stitch pattern and an 18-row repeat, I believe, but really quite "simple" -- or so one would believe.  I can't seem to count or get two rows completed without having a couple of extra stitches on the needles, and I am completely bewildered.  This may not be the thing to take to Tuesday night knitting.

Comments

margene

He looks so cute in that sweater! I know how easy it is to get messed up. Take a super easy project to knit night...you'll be happier. ;-)

Amy

Aw, what a cutie! Can't wait to see Oblique, too.

Carole

The sweater looks adorable on Addison!

Jen

Oh! It looks so great! That's such a nice thing about babies. Sometime they eventually fit into the stuff we make for them. Thankfully it's the right time of year for it, too.

Deb Secrest

So what did he do to make him think he looked so guilty??

kathleen

perfect!!

Mary in Boston

It's nice that Mac has such faith in his aunt!

I just started That Little Scarf by Anne Hanson. And by started, I mean I've knit and reknit the first 4 rows about 5 times. Definitely not something I can knit while watch ing tv. So I can empathize with you.

Mary in Boston

It's nice that Mac has such faith in his aunt!

I just started That Little Scarf by Anne Hanson. And by started, I mean I've knit and reknit the first 4 rows about 5 times. Definitely not something I can knit while watch ing tv. So I can empathize with you.

gail

Oh, BSJ's make all babies cute, but your little Addison is cute even without the sweater!!

norma

A flatbed truck is good, but I think he should have a Mack truck!!!

Carol

Mack is getting more wonderful by the day! Don't you (sort of) miss those days? Addi grew into his sweater just right, it's great! They're 2 adorable kids.

Elizabeth

I'm a sucker for a baby in handknits!
I have had the 'knit me a sweater look' come my way as well. At least your girls have stopped growing; however nice yarn still seems to add up into those double digits....

Abbey

That baby is just beautiful.... and the sweater's lovely. What a great combo.. beautiful baby in a beautifully handknit sweater. yum.

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