Saturday, October 09, 2010

I Had A Baby!

Leo was born on July 21, at 3:13 PM after 15 hours of labor. I was not a happy pregnant person, and I ended the pregnancy by going through my labor drug-free--ouch--and let's just say I am REALLY glad that it's all over! Leo is a sweet and delightful little baby--he is completely a mixture of his mom and dad, and we are fascinated by his every move.

Needless to say, I haven't been doing much knitting since Leo's birth, but I did quite a bit in preparation, and as always, my Spiders girls were ready to warm my little boy with lots of warm wooly goodness.
They crocheted this insanely gorgeous hexagon blanket for my wee Leo, creating the Best Baby Blanket Ever. In fact, V and I love it so much, we decided it needs to live in the living room with us. It matches my house!
With the blanket came lots of sweet knitted/crocheted goodies:

And other beautiful things have been arriving in the mail! First came some sausage-dog awesomeness from Pam:
And then a beautiful cardigan from Mai:

Leo is going to be so fancy this fall and winter! I have been jumping the gun a bit, trying to deck him out in handknits before the weather is really appropriate.
And now the knits from me! There is his hippo:
And his Rhinebeck sweater, a Tomten Jacket, in Malabrigo Sock (green) and Koigu (gray). I hope he grows a lot in the next week, because it is still really big on him!
This one fits him now! The Super-natural Stripes Cardigan, in Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton:
Then I knit him Ysolda's Hap Blanket, in Cascade Eco Wool:
And to finish with, Minty's pattern for a tiny crochet birdie--miraculously completed AFTER Leo arrived!

OK, now I'm going to try to do a little knitting before it's time to feed this hungry baby again!