For the last seven years, only boys have been born into our family (actually, on my side of the family, the male streak goes back 14 years, ending 7 years ago with the last babies to be born – my guys). Our latest addition, our niece’s second baby, is also a boy, a sweet little guy who arrived in September.
I made this sweater for him in July, which was technically in plenty of time, since his due date was in October. But I pulled my usual shenanigans – leaving a knit unblocked and without a button until the last possible moment. In mid-September, I realized I better get moving, so I could send the sweater before the birth, and then *bam* he made his entrance into the world the next day, three weeks early.
One of these days I will change my slacker ways.
At any rate, I thoroughly love this pattern. This is the second time I’ve made it, and it won’t be the last. I make it without the hood, and with a crocheted button loop and one big button, instead of the i-cord ties in the pattern. I think this sweater has such a sweet look, and it is super-fast and easy. It has replaced the Baby Surprise sweater as my go-to baby knit.
We have two more babies due in our family next spring. Boys? Girls? Who knows? The real question is: will I get their sweaters knit and sent before they arrive?