Thursday, July 25, 2013

1st Knits For Our Baby BOY!!!

Hi all!!! I hope everyone is doing well. I wanted to share a picture of my most recent set sent out to a very special baby boy from Florida.  He currently weighs a little over 5 pounds but at birth he was much smaller. He has come a long way and I know his Mommy is so proud of him!! Here is a picture of his gift (picture taken from his amazing Mommy when she received it in the mail):

I've been very anxious to get started knitting some special items for our little bundle of joy. I didn't want to start too early as I was nervous (for obvious reasons), plus I wanted to wait until we knew boy or girl. Well, since our anatomy scan went so great, and we know this little wiggler is a boy, I've decided its time to start knitting away!!  Another reason why I was so excited to start knitting for him is because I feel like it is another way to include Savannah in this pregnancy. I know she's always here and watching over but I only learned to knit because of her. I feel like everything I knit is a gift from Savannah, not me. This includes all the sets sent to the NICU babies and the items made for her baby brother.  It's just another way Savannah will be in the nursery and surrounded around her baby brother always!
  I have completed a pair of mitts to keep his little fingers warm. He is going to be a winter baby after all.  A December baby just like his Mommy = ) !!! Here are his little mitts:
The picture makes them look huge haha... But in real life they are super small!!
I ordered  a lot of yarn online last week as I plan on making a few blankets that will keep our little guy snuggly warm and that I can display in his nursery. Nothing makes a room more homey then some handmade pieces!!  Here is the start of his first blanket:
For some reason, when taking pictures of it, the tan color turns out looking darker then it really is.  The tan is really a very soft light tan color! Little boy's nursery will be a light blue and tan so this will match great. I can't wait to finish it!  If you haven't noticed I really like stripes ha!!!
The pattern I used for the mitts and  blanket are from a book called "Knit in a Day For Baby" by Candi Jensen.  I love love love every pattern in this book!!! I'm always drawn to a chunkier look and this book has many patterns that use bigger needles. For this blanket I'm using 6 weight super chunky yarn and size 11 needles!!!
I also bought baby yellow and a seagrass color yarn (its a green blueish color) so I'm excited to get going on those.  I'm not sure what blanket pattern I will do with those colors. Any suggestions??? They are also in  super chunky 6 weight.
I turned 20 weeks two days ago!! I'm half way there and it is so hard to believe. Our little man is always kicking and wiggling and I enjoy every moment of it. When I was pregnant with Savannah I rarely felt her move. Since that was my first pregnancy I just thought it was normal or that I had a very "chill" baby.  I'm assuming she did not move much because she was so sick.  So with this baby I am really enjoying every little punch, kick and flutter!
If anyone has any cute baby knitting patterns please send them my way!!! Not only for our little peanut but for the NICU babies as well. I always love trying new patterns!!
Take Care.... XOXO

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