11.20.2011

Handknit Covered Babies


I feel similarly about chocolate-covered strawberries as I do about handknit-covered babies..

Both are great by themselves.. but together, they make for an amazing combination.



I take advantage of every opportunity for our little guy to wear his handknits.. as many as possible at one time.

For his one week doctors appointment, I dressed him in a little handknit bundle with his Puerperium cardigan, Aviatrix hat, and Saartje's Bootees... Which turned out to be fairly ridiculous because as soon as we walked in to see the doctor, the nurse instructed us to strip him down to his diaper so that we could weigh him...oh well. It was fun while it lasted.


I love seeing him in his little sweaters so much that I've been putting them on even on days when we don't leave the house. I have a tendency to suffer from that weird syndrome where you don't use things because they are "too special". I don't want to do that with these handknits. Seeing him wear them makes me really happy and if I keep waiting for special occasions, he may never get to wear them at all. Babies grow so fast and all.


I am very happy with the fit of this Puerperium cardigan. It's turning out to be a very useful addition to his newborn wardrobe. The Acadia yarn I chose to knit it in is so soft and comforting. The other benefit we have discovered is that apparently it is also delicious. I seriously cannot keep this sweater sleeve out of this little guy's mouth. But I keep on trying because I'm not sure how healthy it is for an infant to ingest wool, alpaca and silk fibers.. no matter how delicious they may be...

I looked up Acadia yarn on the Kelbourne Woolens website and this is what they have to say about it:

Acadia is an absolutely beautiful, completely original and custom designed 2-ply yarn with a rustic look and soft hand. A subtle tweed effect created by the silk noil is combined with a heathered base and then overdyed in the duotones we are known for, creating incredible depth of color.

Perhaps they should add... 

Also surprisingly tasty.


38 comments:

Rebecca said...

Oh how gorgeous, love the handknits so much and the colours you have chosen :) Lovely to see two kiwi patterns are so popular :)

Kate (KnitsInClass) said...

What a beautiful baby! I love he's wearing all his handknits - every day is special with little babies. And you're so right - wait around and they're going to grow out of those handknits before they ever get to wear them.

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Funny! He is beautiful! And I picked up a copy of Coastal Knits today...it is also very beautiful!

Silvia M. said...

He is so adorable and looks so cute in his knits! :)

Jaimee Drew said...

Oh dear. He is just so sweet in all those woolies! He's lovely; congratulations on such a dear little boy!

Nicky said...

What a darling he is.
Does he have a name yet ?

Tiphanie said...

Oh my gosh, he is just too adorably cute. I love your hand knits on him, and you are so right about not saving them for special occasions... every day is a special enough occasion to wear those beautiful knits. Thanks so much for sharing... I love to see newborn pictures. =)

MsStitcher said...

He looks absolutely beautiful! And the handknits are gorgeous too. I agree with you that it's nice to put them in their "nice" or "special" stuff on a regular basis. I had a gorgeous dress for my daughter that she only ended up wearing once, which was such a shame. xxx

MsStitcher said...

He looks absolutely beautiful! And the handknits are gorgeous too. I agree with you that it's nice to put them in their "nice" or "special" stuff on a regular basis. I had a gorgeous dress for my daughter that she only ended up wearing once, which was such a shame. xxx

Lucy said...

He is so CUTE!

Diane@Peaceful Acres Farm said...

He is absolutely adorable!!!

T. said...

oh my goodness...he is the sweetest little baby!

marymaryquitecontrary said...

He is an adorable little baby. You have inspired me as to what to knit for my daughter and her husbands first baby due next month. They decided to wait until the babies birth to find out if it is a boy or girl. Exciting I know but makes it difficult to choose colours. I have knit red, purples and greens all in special yarns.

Monica said...

He is gorgeous! I think you are making the perfect choice by having him wear all his hand-knits, they look great on him!

gemmipop said...

I met my the three week old baby of a friend last week, she was all kitted out in hand knits and looked adorable, as does your little one. Handknit covered babies are just lovely!

Wooly Knits n Bits said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful child! He's just as photogenic as your daughter. It's wonderful to see your lovely knits on him.

Suzanne said...

It's so great that you are "using" the knits.

Tanis said...

Your little boy is beautiful! That top photo, his wee little mouth, it's too much! great knits too, the hat looks like it fits really well.

Ana said...

Oh...he's delicious...

Laura said...

So beautiful! And it's nice that babies cannot argue about what you put on them. My 2yo will not wear her Aviatrix :(

Maryse said...

Who would've thought that it was tasting good! Sure looks incredibly cute!

grandmastatus said...

He is so so so cute Alana! I just love him! He looks so sweet in his little aviatrix hat. But seriously, isn't he puking on everything? That's all I remember about my fatboy from when he was wee.

Julie said...

what a little sweetheart!! And I love the recommendation- I'm on the hunt for useful baby knit feedback, so this is very useful! He looks so handsome in his outfit.

Kristen said...

He's beautiful. What a great post.

Kelli Wilhite said...

What a beautiful baby! Made even cuter by great handknits. My friend is due next month and I can't wait for the handknits to be on that baby as well :)

Cat said...

Those photos are terrific! I also think "covered" makes a lot more sense than "crooked", which is what I first read...

Cat

Deb said...

What a beautiful baby! I love how he looks in your handknits, especially the darling hat! Such a doll! And a wonderful model as well!

Judi A. said...

What a doll!! He certainly must be the best dressed little guy in hand knits. Hope you have some larger size items waiting him - perhaps next week! :-)

Annie said...

What a cutie, and such a well dressed little man, a total poppet x

Lori said...

Oh, he is so beautiful! I agree 100% about handknit-covered babies. Perfect in every way! :)

-Lori

RRM said...
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RRM said...

He is so adorable and your knitting is beautiful.

Diane said...

am anxiously awaiting adorable cap on adorable babe

penelope10 said...

I just love that outfit so much on him. I have to make it, got the yarn and I am imagining a cutie in it.

Mikaela said...

Oh how I love the first picuter! So beautiful, both the boy and the hanknit :)

littleblackduckblog said...

such beautiful pictures! Beautiful baby in beautiful knits!

Judy said...

He is so very precious! Thank you for taking the time to post and share pictures!

xo

knittingpatterns said...

The baby is so cute! Makes me wanna pinch his cheeks :D And he's a good model :D