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Baby boy knits, finished

I've been rather quiet about my knitting and making as of late, mostly because I haven't done a lot of either. That said, there are a few baby items that I've finished and blocked and I wanted to share them before this baby boy arrives! Several months ago, I had a huge list of baby items that I intended to make, but due to lingering morning sickness and fatigue, and then our recent cross-country move, not everything seemed doable. That said, I am thrilled that I was able to make a few little items for him, as well as two snuggly blankets that I mentioned in this post. Plus, once we've done some more tidying/arranging of the nursery, I'll share some photos of some beautiful handmade items we received from family as gifts.

All that said, I have two completed pairs of baby socks and one tiny pullover. I inadvertently cast on multiple projects with fingering weight yarn, all at the same time, so it felt like slow progress. Not to mention, I stalled out on knitting this sweater partway through, for no real reason, other than I was convinced it wasn't that cute (an opinion I've since changed ;).

Baby sweater details

For even more details, you can see my ravelry project page

Yarn: LegacyFiberArtz steel toes in the colorway Foxtails (I haven't weighed my remaining yarn, but there's a substantial amount leftover. No games of yarn chicken here).

Size: 6-12 month

Pattern: Flax Light by Tin Can Knits (free pattern on Ravelry)

Needles: US 2 for the cuffs/hem/neckline, US 4 for the rest of the knitting (sized down for the body knitting)

Specifics/modifications: Subbed in moss stitch for the garter panels on the sleeves. Otherwise knit per pattern

The baby socks were the perfect type of project for a time of transition. I worked on them on cross-country car trips, in waiting rooms, in living rooms, etc. They are tiny and portable, and oh-so-adorable when they're finished. Plus sock knitting is comfort knitting for me.

Baby sock details

For even more details, you can see my ravelry project page

Yarn: leftovers of Madelinetosh sock from my Briochealicious (orange) and leftovers of Mad Tosh Light from my Late Night Socks (dark navy/black)

Size: one size. I knit the plain ribbed version

Pattern: Perfect Newborn Socks by Tabitha Gandee (free pattern on Ravelry)

Needles: US 1, recommended by the pattern

Specifics/modifications: none, apart from contrast toes on the orange pair.

A few days ago, I got these three projects out, and had a little baby knit blocking party. It feels so good to have everything washed and ready for baby boy.

I'm still knitting away on my Clockwork shawl (yet another project in fingering weight yarn). Now that nearly all the boxes are unpacked, we're spending our evenings with a little time to relax and I'm making more progress! My next knitting plans include choosing a small, simple project that I can take with me to the hospital when I go into labor, in case knitting seems like a suitable distraction between contractions.


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