Baby’s Coming Home Outfit
First, thank you for all the nice comments on the last post. It as important to me to write about my experience, and it’s nice to have such a warm response.
We’ve been getting ready for Kiddo St. Clair in this house, and of course as a knitter, I had to make sure Kiddo had a sufficient outfit for coming home. Not only because I’m a knitter, but because this baby is going to be born in December! So without further ado, here’s the ensemble!
We’ll start with the top, shall we?
I couldn’t resist the Aviatrix hat that I’d seen knit up all over the internets. Gender neutral, practical and cute. It fits our style nicely. I knit this out of a little tiny skein of handspun that I had. First the singles were leftovers from a different project. I chain-plyed the singles and didn’t really like the result. Whenever I’ve chain-plyed, I’ve felt that the yarn was over plyed and hard. In general I’ve just avoided it since I didn’t love the results. However, now that I’ve knit with this yarn, my mind has been changed. After washing, the yarn softened quite a bit. I wasn’t fully convinced though until I knit with it, and it is a beautiful springy yarn. Definitely time to try some more chain-plying.
For the sweater, I made Puerperium Cardigan. I made this out of some Ultra Alpaca that I had planned using for a sweater for me. However, I always knew I probably had one skein too few so it’ll be good to use these skeins for other projects. I had actually knit a sweater front that was two short out of my own design.
Much better as a baby sweater if you ask me. This front was WAY to short, so I would have needed to frog it anyway. It’s been sitting in the pile of unfinished projects for years so it felt great to repurpose the yarn.
Lastly, the baby pants!
I do love saying baby pants. :) I used this awesome tutorial/pattern from Made by Rae. However, my baby pants turned out a lot more leg and only a little butt. I actually think I sewed these upside down, and may be sewing another pair. Not sure a diaper is going to fit in that little butt.
I’ve also considered whipping up a quick pair of booties for the little one. This baby will never have to worry about being cold.