Friday, October 4, 2013

In Which I Embarrass My Child

In the beginning of September, my cousin's daughter turned one.  I talked up the party to Daniel for days, and he was so excited about it (there would be cake, you see).  Sadly, the day of the party, he woke up with a little cough and a bunch of green stuff coming out of his nose.  And, though I thought cousin Phoebe did deserve a birthday present, I doubted a brand new virus was what she or her parents had in mind. So Daniel sadly had to stay home.  (But I still got to go eat some cake. :) )

Anyway, the gifts we did give cousin Phoebe were of the knitted variety.  I was in a little bit of a knitting rut at the time, not feeling like working on any of my pending projects, but there's nothing like those fun and quick baby knits in great colors to kick start ones knitting mojo.

First up was Lilacs for Lila, the precious design by my dear blog friend Julie Crawford.

Daniel actually really wanted to keep the hat for himself.  He doesn't look half bad in a bonnet!

This is a great pattern - a very enjoyable knit - and it's free (thank you, Julie!). I used Rowan Baby Merino DK, and I can't remember what sized needles, but everything loosened up during blocking so I wish I'd gone down one.  But that's the great thing about babies -- they'll always grow into things!

Next up was my own Nola Petite, done in Tanis Fiber Arts Green Label Aran weight in my favorite colorway, Pink Grapefruit.  (I modified it a little to accommodate the heavier weight yarn, but that was easy since so much of Nola Petite is based on measuring.)

At this point Daniel became a little concerned about the photo shoot, but didn't squirm away before I could get a shot of his outfit, which he had completely picked out himself that day:

Boxer shorts, dress shoes, pink beaded necklace.  LOVE IT.

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Unknown said...

Cutest boy ever! I love that he's got such a great eye for accessories. ;)

Katinka said...

Your little guy is SO CUTE!!

My second son was a big bruiser of a toddler, but he used to love to walk around the house in my strappy sandals. ;)

Alicia said...

Oooh this post is gonna be so fun to show him in about 12 years. hahaha

Unknown said...

Poor guy! Glad he's feeling better, and such a great model for knitwear! I love the little grown-up fancy shoes. I can see why he wanted to wear them!

Audry said...

I like his "concerned" face and the slight realization of what was going on creeping into his mind.

Jodi said...

Poor Daniel! What lovely handknits.

Sorry that he was under the weather for the party.