Everyone, meet Nashruddin Jeremy, my grandson. Nash, say hi to everyone.
Excuse the grainy phone cam photo but this is one of the latest photos sent by my daughter. And in this photo, mother and son looks exactly the same at this age. Big eyes and very little hair. I cannot wait to hold him.
With this new addition to the family, my knitting queue has drastically shifted. I keep thinking I need more cotton yarn. I have wool and silk and cashmere which are all nice but not baby-friendly and certainly not Manila weather-friendly. There are a few skeins in my stash which are okay for babies, like this Crystal Palace Bunny Hop yarn which is so soft. The Fiddlesticks Organic Cotton is there for the Hemlock Ring Blanket and I have 20 skeins of Rowan Denim which will be great for burp cloths. I have the Knit Picks Shine Sport which is becoming the Moderne Baby Blanket, but any leftovers will be knitted up as booties, bibs and more washcloths, maybe even knitted onesies!
For now, I have hats. I loved knitting these. So quick! Talk about instant gratification! I sit down and cast on after dinner in front of the TV and an hour or so later I finished knitting a hat. This beanie took all of one episode of CSI. It’s great!
Of course I have to add a pompom! I used some of the black Bunny Hop as well for contrast. Hopefully the hat is stretchy enough to fit Nash for a few months. If he outgrows them, I can always knit him more.
Project: Beanie (Raveled!)
Pattern: Very Basic Baby Beanie by Janet D. Russell – it’s a free pattern!
Needles: 4.5 mm for the ribbing, 5.0 mm for the rest
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Bunny Hop Print, colourway Circus and a bit of Black for the pompom. This was one of the first purchases I made at The Woolly Workshop before it closed down
Cast on and off: 4 Apr 2011, knitted it for about an hour and did the pompom in 5 minutes
The other hat I made would be perfect for a photoshoot. In fact, it was designed specifically for photographers to use for newborn photo shoots. Wish I was there so I could do Nash’s first glamou shot.
It’s a stripey, munchkin-shaped hat with a twisted cord at the top. I loved doing the twisted cord, Patrick helped. The colour change was a challenge for me though as I think I pulled the yarns too tight. But the yarn stretches nicely so hopefully it will all even out.
Project: Nashkin (Raveled!)
Pattern: Munchkin Hat by Jeannie Kubricht – it’s a freebie too!
Needle: 5.0 mm
Yarn: Crystal Palace Yarns Bunny Hop Print, colourways Circus and Blank
Cast on: 3 Apr 2011
Cast off: 4 Apr 2011