this past summer i posted about by love for knitting and a few projects i was working on. we also had a joyababy giveaway contest where one lucky person received a joyababy lux blanket and a set of hand knit booties to match. we are considering adding an heirloom hand knit item to our bgenerous joyababy sets in the future. i continued to knit off and on throughout the summer and fall. i started a few ambitious projects like a pram blanket and footed leggings. i also did a few easier ones including a matching grey hat and booties to be worn home from the hospital by the baby. i can be completely honest and say, i was not able to find the time (or comfort level or quiet) at the end of my pregnancy to finish the more complex knitting projects. because i am relatively new to knitting, any pattern where i have to count and remember where i am at, was impossible with two little boys running around playing. after the baby was born, my mom suggested that a friend of her’s finish the blanket for me (she’s a knitting pro!) and that way the 6 x 18 inches of work that took me hours and the beautiful yarn from purlsoho would get used by the baby! because we all know that if you thought you had no time at the end of your pregnancy with two little ones, adding a third, a newborn, was not going to free up any more quiet time. i just received it back over the holidays and it turned out beautiful. i will share photos of it in a future post.
but here are the sweet grey booties and hat that i knit for my baby. these photos are great aren’t they? at the hospital i delivered at, they use the photography company bella baby for their newborn shots. so no newborn baby photo under a bright light in a hospital cap and onesie. they welcomed photographing the entire family too. amazing work in a hospital room! you can see i ended up purchasing the entire set and rights to print- perfect for birth announcement & christmas cards.
all images are copyright of joyababy 2011
the pattern for the knit hat and booties is from “vintage knits for the modern baby“. the pattern for the hat runs small so if i did it again i would size up. it did fit my baby, weighing eight pounds at birth, for a few short weeks.