12.10.2011

1 Month


Someone that I know is now 1 month old...


...and has gained 3 pounds...and grown 2 1/2 inches...as you might have noticed.
I haven't wanted to mention it to him, but his Owlet sweater is already growing a bit snug around his tummy. And lets not even get into the double chin situation. :)

The month has gone by all too fast. I can't believe how much he has already changed and grown.
The past few weeks have reminded me of how unbelievable time consuming newborns can be.
It is amazing how much I work and how little I accomplish. At the end of the day I try to remind myself that this is the most important job I can be doing right now.. taking care of my little chubby guy.
The rest can be put on hold for the moment because this special time won't last long... and in a year from now I will miss this roly-poly baby in his handknit sweater sitting on the couch with his big tummy and multiple chins.

Somehow between all of the feedings, diapering, and soothing.. I managed to knit up this stripey little hat for him a few weeks back. I'm a bit surprised that I actually got this done. I rarely have time to myself anymore, and when I do.. Instead of knitting, I find myself exhausted and staring blankly at the living room wall. I know that when we get into more of a routine, I will have more energy and get my creative enthusiasm back.



This little hat was knit from two stray balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, and I made up my own pattern using Kate Oates awesome Math For Hats book as a guide. 



I love the way this little project turned out and I think baby does too... maybe.. I dont know.. It's kind of hard to tell. :)

It just feels good to get something off the needles. It makes me feel productive.

38 comments:

Deb said...

Darling! Hat and baby!

asdfjkl; said...

Oh, he's a cutie!

Kathy said...

I'm sure he loves the darling little hat - he just hasn't perfected his smile, yet. :) Debby Bliss Baby Cashmerino is the perfect yarn for tiny ones, in my estimation. Enjoy these days, despite the lack of rest. Before you know it, he'll be grown. (This is a grandma speaking.)

Maryse said...

Super cute!

Hilde said...

What a beautiful baby. The sweather is so cute. Love the hat.

CelticCastOn said...

My oh my that DID go fast!
He looks adorable in his owlet sweater and cute hat!

Tully Family said...

He is adorable! LOVE the hair! And you're right- this is the most important thing you can do & time does go by fast. Our little one turned 7 weeks yesterday and the time has FLOWN by!!! I'm still pretty tired these days but I did manage to finish knitting her blanket. :)

Miss Holly said...

What a beautiful little fella! I so love to see babies in real clothes.....things that are other than the usual blue and pink.....that outfit is wonderful!!! So is the little guy!

penelope10 said...

Oh, he is so adorable! Time really goes by fast! One month?
and the sweater - perfect!

hawknitr13 said...

what an adorable picture!! worthy of a framed place on your wall!!

Monica said...

he's so cute. I am actually knitting the Owlet for my niece right now. I remember the blankness all to well, but you are right, you'll miss it a year from now, so enjoy!!!!

Silvia M. said...

He's such a lovely baby! Cute, cute! And the sweater and hat look adorable on him. :)

KnitBee said...

What a wonderful picture!
♥ greetings
Bine

Carol said...

What an adoreable baby you have! The hat is just as cute...well the baby is a tad bit cuter, but overall I would say you are one lucky mommy!

Jessica said...

What a beautiful baby!! Enjoy this time!!
jpeled on ravelery

Harvest Kitchen Sisters said...

Oh man, that baby is a cutie!

Beautiful knitting, as per usual!

-hks

Hind DP said...

He's about the best dressed baby I've ever seen, so precious in that little sweater and hat. Thank you so much for sharing him with us

morewithles said...

Awww, so cute! :)

quiltercaroline said...

He is absolutely gorgeous! I love his little owl sweater, such a cute pattern. Enjoy month 2.

Hishandmaid said...

As chubby as that baby is Alana, you are very productive. He is gorgeous, and his hand knits are in second place. Continue to have fun. Soon you'll see knitting pattern ideas swimming around on that blank living room wall <wink?

Nuttygal said...

So adorable, I miss when my youngest guy was that little you are so right it goes so fast. Enjoy that sweet little mister

Annette said...

Oh Alana, he's gorgeous. The most important WIP you could have.

Conservative Knit Mom said...

I couldn't think of a better reason for being unproductive. He is so sweet! Your hat is beautiful. This soon will pass and creativity will return(as will your energy) As soon as I had my needles in hand, I fell asleep- so I am very impressed something is off your needles!

Lucy Chen said...

Cute baby! Babies grow so fast!

pens and needles said...

How very sweet! I'm gonna go right now and cast on that hat!

Dorothy said...

So precious!

Kathy said...

I think you've been working hard on raising an adorable baby, so I'd give yourself some slack on yarny FOs! :)

aylacale said...

What darling clothes and baby to boot. I am sure he is nice and warm, and knows that his mommy cares about him.

Julie said...

Such a cutie!! that little hat is so charming on him.

Sabrina's Creations said...

Happy first month!!!!

Paul & Carla said...

At his age he is entitled to as many double chins as he can manage. And those chins do look adorable above the row of owls. Darling child and wonderful sweater.

Knitterella said...

OK your post has made me teary… Can't believe how fast this time does fly by - even when it seems like the sleepless nights are never ending. You sweet guy is looking so happy and healthy. Wish we lived closer so I could meet him in person!

He new hat looks great!

Lori said...

OMG, I can't believe it has been a month already! He is SO beautiful. I hope your other little one is adjusting well to having a little brother.

The owlet and the hat are so gorgeous. I have wanted to knit owlet for a while now but just haven't managed to get to it yet!

I'm glad you're able to see through the haze of diapers and sleeplessness and realize how precious this time is. Good for you, and you are right ... you'll be back to a routine (and knitting) before you know it.

He sure is a sweetie. Thank you for sharing pictures with us. :)

thistle handmade said...

Oh, your little guy is so precious! I love seeing hand-knits for children, and your sweater and hat are too cute.

I came across your blog a few weeks ago and am now a big fan! Thanks for creating such a great space online for knitters.

Katherine

Shorty said...

So glad you both are doing well! And your hand knits look gorgeous.

Jamie Hoffman said...

I aspire to be as talented a knitter as you one of these years...

Suzanne said...

You are both wonderful! I remember having my first son and being barely able to get us showered and out of the house by 2 PM on any given day. That you knit a beautiful hat on top of your mommy duties is extraordinary.

barbara said...

Oh that owl sweater is perfection ... lucky little boy!