Wednesday, June 15, 2011

My Little Old Man

Sadly, two of the three sweaters I made for Daniel before he was born do not fit over his giant noggin (teaches me to design for a baby without having an actual baby on hand for fit-checks!). Luckily, the third was a cardigan. That finally fits him well. But unfortunately, this little grandpa sweater makes my child look just like Winston Churchill.



And a little bit creepy. (At least he's well read.)



The cardigan, in sock yarn, is just the right weight for San Francisco. And though I thought I made it to newborn measurements, it looks like it will last for a couple more months, even with Daniel measuring a little bit big for his age. I'm impressed with how the yarn held up in the washing machine (it's superwash, but that always makes me nervous)...and how it held up against the changing pad cover, with abundant velcro, that someone (cough*Neill*cough) put in there with it. There are now some funny felted spots, but I'm at peace with them.


"Mother, would you kindly hand me my Scotch?"

32 comments:

Carmelknits said...

fantastic! I love the little cardigan and Daniel is adorable!! How is he liking the baseball season so far?

Michelle said...

OMG! The eyebrow furrowing and those facial expressions! Daniel looks like he has a ton of personality already! The sweater is absolutely adorable and he looks quite handsome!

barefootrooster said...

i LOVE little boys dressed as old men. ADORABLE. and what a sweet cardigan.

Tanis said...

Great sweater! Daniel is so cute, I love the little old man look. Who knew babies heads were so big!?

Brenda said...

I made sweaters for 2 newborns (Nov and Dec) last fall, and was very tempted to make those necklines smaller. They looked so big ... but fortunately did not and they both came out just the right size. I based my sizing upon a newborn's onesie that I bought. I think Daniel is precious with or without a pullover.

Beth in Maryland said...

And don't forget the cigar!

Anonymous said...

These photos are priceless! What a beautiful little guy! And the sweater is lovely too!

Julie said...

haha, hilarious!! He's so expressive, I love these photos. the cardigan looks great, and I'm so glad it survived the velcro washing machine incident!

Stripeyspots said...

And cigar...

He's such a sweet fellow!

Brig said...

Look at those cheeks! Too cute :)

Kelly K. said...

A cute little pipe is befitting for this picture too. He's too cute! Congrats!

Anonymous said...

That bottom photo is utterly Churchill. He looks great!
-- Gretchen

Susan said...

LOL! Too funny. Your little man is GORGEOUS - Churchill, the New Yorker, and all. lol

learningtoexperiment said...

He is ADORABLE. I love his facial expression too totally matches the little old man aethetic. <3

saraq said...

ahahahhah really winston churchill!! your baby has a sly expression...
so cute!
xxx sara

Mr. Puffy said...

What a cutie pie!!!! I think Winston Churchill is a fine role model ~

Tif / Halu-Halo said...

awwww - he is *so* cute, i love his expressions! and of course, the cardi is awesome!

Ms. Kimba said...

The 2nd picture cracks me up..he just looks like he is giving you the dirtiest look ever!!

His furrowed brow is great lol

Nicole said...

Oh my goodness, best laugh I've had in days! What a cutie!

Margo said...

Oh, Hil, Daniel is so darling!!! I say your submit the pics to all the parenting magazine...I bet they would do a whole story on baby knitting. Daniel's eyes are amazing~ he was asleep both times I saw him...can't wait to see him again!

Clumsy Knitter said...

Omigod! I cannot get over how ADORABLE your little guy is. Look at those expressions! Priceless!

Aline said...

He's adorable. Growing up so fast! My baby knits were way too small as well.

Pearly Queen said...

Don't let him near the cigars...

agalandherdog said...

OK, that's the cutest thing ever!

Lori said...

That last quote had me laughing out loud. I appreciate your blog--thanks for great patterns and glimpses of your life.

Kathleen said...

That last photo is the best - what a cutie! Yeah, their noggins are off the hook, and yet their necks are like pipe cleaners. I always boggle at the tiny neck on a BSJ, and yet it works perfectly. Cardigans are the best option or something like a lap tee.

Maryse said...

How cute! Love the pics! Old man baby sweaters are so charming!

CanarySanctuary said...

Clearly, you are one of the coolest moms ever. Those are fantastic pics! I think the cardigan is cool, and he seems to be enjoying it! :)

Molly said...

oh.my.god. that is one cute baby. :)

Cyprienne said...

HAhahaha! This is sweet. My wee one also has old-man hair; at least yours is a boy.

Cardigan is gorgeous, btw.

Z of ZKNITZ said...

When you wrote that your son looks like Winston Churchill..I actually laughed out loud. I hardly ever do that when I'm reading a post, but that was too funny!

And your son is the cutest little boy! Just adorable!

Sayschnicklefritz said...

These pictures are hilarious. I appreciate that you have a sense of humor about your wee gem!