Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Getting back in the groove

Well, I'm back from all the big adventures. Believe it or not, with three weeks waiting around in Colombia, I hardly did any knitting. Who can knit when you have this adorable little thing to play with:

Now that we are back home, I am starting to think about all the little things I want to knit him. We like to dress him in real little boy clothes, not baby stuff. I didn't think I'd be so picky about his clothes, but I am! This has really made me rethink the stuff I knit for gifts. I don't think I'll be doing any more powder blue babyish stuff anymore. Take his hat...it's the first thing I have made for him since he's been home. He has a green and gray hoodie sweater from his aunt, so I made this to match. Ain't it just the cutest? Here's the details:



Pattern: Max's first hat
Source: The yarn girls' guide to kid knits

Yarn: Bernat chunky in gray (less than 1 skein) with a little green and blue

Mods: This is not the right yarn for the pattern, so I cast on 22 stitches with size 10.5 needles (8's for the ribbing), which fits his head perfectly.
Comments: Great, easy, quick pattern. Someday I'll learn to step away from the acrylic and go with natural fibers. This would be even better with a nice cotton/wool blend.


Also, see the cute little fuzzy black cat the boy is holding? That adorable little toy was knit by the amazing Del. We had this wonderful little package waiting for us when we got home. Thank you Del, it is really great. Thank you so much for thinking of us, it is truly appreciated. And the boy thinks it's pretty good tasty too.

Now I am crocheting a new christening blanket. The one I had done previously (and almost finished too) was too lacy and stretched out of shape too much. I have a smaller, more dense pattern in the works.

Thank you to all of my knitting friends who have followed my adoption story. It has been great sharing the experience with all of you! I'm sorry that I haven't been keeping up with your blogs as much as I should have. I promise to get caught up and to start commenting regularly again!

16 comments:

Julianna said...

Too precious for words!!

I am so very happy for you my dear. I am amazed you have found the time to knit already!

Beagle said...

Too funny! I just posted a comment on your knitting blog asking what you were knitting him! Voila . . . instant answer!

Very cute!

Allegra said...

Cute hat!

del said...

I love the hat! The colors are perfect!

I'm glad you got the package--you'll have to forgive the gimpy right leg on the toy (LOL) but it's my first one. I'm just glad The Prince thinks it's tasty! ;-)

MAMB said...

Awesome hat! Makes me wish I could knit! (I tried...it didn't go well.)

Kathleen said...

He is breathtakingly goregous! When is he visiting Granny's??

MMrussianadoption said...

He looks sooo cute! I know what you mean about the clothes. I am the same way about Kevins clothing.

Elle said...

My boy looks like a mini version of his dad.

The hat is too stinkin' cute. We have fleece one in the same style and get comments on it all the time.

Jenni said...

I am totally digging that hat! Makes me wish I was able to knit more than just scarves. :) Great job, and I love the colors!

I'm the same way about Eamon's clothes. No "bears with baseball bats" or baby blue for him. He's my little man, after all. :)

chou-chou said...

Wow! I love that hat.

And I'm *so* with you on the color thing... I really don't like some of the really baby-ish stuff...

p.s. you can take me off of your "on the fence" category if you'd like... i've come down off the fence and am headed to Ethiopia. :-)

mama k said...

Cute hat! Cute babe too...
Yeah, I still haven't made much for my little man. Just a few toys. But I never was big into the clothing.
I'm sure you'll be in the swing of things soon.

Andrea said...

CUTE hat!! I am going to tell my friend to come over here and check out the blog- she'll start knitting that like crazy. And that's the BEST picture. I couldn't do anything but stare at him. All day. And night. He's just that yummy!! Super cute!

Ruth said...

Fantastic hat - cute kid too. He looks very contented.

Roxie said...

That boy is SO photogenic! He makes the hat look even more adorable!

Miss Scarlett said...

Sooo cute! That hat looks good too ;-D
Great fit!

Jill said...

so cute!