So, my little bug has been home for seven weeks, and he is 15 weeks old, but I haven’t posted any pictures of him in hand-knits yet. I admit, after the hectic NICU experience, I have been savoring the peace and quiet of being home. I was able to go back to work intermittently while Owen was in the hospital and save my precious leave time for his homecoming. So, the other day I was checking feedly and noticed that my sweet friend over at RangerSarah has had her little one, and has posted at least one hand-knits photo, and it was so fun to see, so I decided to take a few minutes to share some of our pictures 🙂
Very Hungry Caterpillar Hat and Cocoon
I originally made this as a meet the grandparents outfit. Owen wasn’t due until Nov. 6th, but since he came at the end of August, this immediately became his Halloween costume. I couldn’t resist putting it on him the night before he came home from the hospital- we got to room in with him for that last night (talk about magic- sleeping with your baby at arms reach for the first time, after 8 weeks of a hospital stay is absolutely magical!)
This hat has been lots of fun. I improvised it one afternoon while sitting in the NICU
Jayne Cobb Hat
If you’ve followed me for long, you know I’m married to a shameless fan-boy and that I am an enabler. A few years ago I knit Austin a Jayne Cobb hat, and it’s one of his most treasured possessions. Well, how could I resist. I surprised him with a Jayne hat for O, and now they trapes around like twinkies.
Yesterday, he was able to wear his February sweater for the first time. He’s finally big enough to fit in the smallest sized baby knits 🙂
I had been expecting to have a larger baby- 8 or 9 lbs (rather than 3 lbs)- so I didn't make a whole lot of tiny stuff. Knitting with an infant is challenging, so I've not gotten a whole lot done since he was born (other than the two hats). I've started the Rufus Textured Sweater (I have a sleeve and a half to finish).
I'll try to post again before Christmas, but if I don't I hope you all have a very Merry holiday season!