After three years, this extreme project is finished in time for Christmas, and Dominic is just the right size to fit into it!
Babies are extremely tricky to photograph, and I’m so happy he sat still for a few seconds for me to snap this great shot! The bow was not planned, it was just sitting on the floor and he was playing with it when I was about to pick him up to take his picture. I didn’t want to take it away and make him cry, and it ended up being a great prop!
Now that I am finished with the monster project of the baby sleeper, my knitting needles are free to make a few new projects. I was wanting to experiment with a specialty yarn, and so I ordered this off the internet. Each strand of yarn opens up into a delicate lacy pattern. I’m really excited to see how it knits up.
One thing I’ve learned is that hard winters are easier with lots of accessories. Always having a scarf ready to wear and gloves waiting in my coat pockets really makes winter a lot less bitter-and more colorful. I’m knitting a scarf with this beautiful yarn that will surely brighten up the drab months of January and February! Like a squirrel storing nuts for winter, I’m trying to gather enough color to last all the way till spring.
That is when I started this over-ambitious project. I learned a lot of things while I was working on it, including to NEVER choose such a large and difficult project again. I wanted to make it for Baby Daniel when he was nine months old, but as the project took longer than I expected (and Daniel kept on growing) I started to get worried about it fitting. Plus, Daniel was THE chubbiest baby ever, and as I held my knitting up to his super roly-poly thighs I knew I had to tinker with the pattern. I added width and length to the legs and torso, which in turn made it take longer. In the meantime, he outgrew it. Fortunately, Dominic will be just the size to fit into it this winter, and now I am soooo close to finishing it.