I'm so excited to get this wrapped up and shipped out, but I couldn't let it go without first sharing it here. I had originally only planned on the sweater, but there was some leftover yarn, so I just *had* to knit a little something extra. I certainly hope little Henry will be able to use at least one if not both of these, come this winter in Massachusetts. I certainly had fun knitting them for him!
Oatmeal - the sweater
Pattern: Get Ziggy by annypurls
Yarn: Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Classic (100% certified organic merino wool) in 7100 (Oatmeal) - less than 2 skeins
Needles: US6 and US8
I really enjoyed knitting this sweater. I'd definitely recommend this one for a baby in your life. The pattern was well-written, and it so quick to knit. Seaming took me a while, but then again, I am a slow seamer, so take that with a grain of salt. This was my first time working with O-Wool, and I loved it. I will definitely use it again.
With some of the leftover yarn, I decided to knit a little something to go along with the sweater. I couldn't easily approximate just how much yarn there was leftover - would it be enough for booties? Perhaps, but not seemingly. A hat? Maybe. But I decided on a little (and I mean little) pair of mittens. I mean, baby mittens - how cute!
Oatmeal - the mittens
Pattern: Mittens (Ravelry link) from Natural Knits for Babies and Moms by Louisa Harding
Yarn: Vermont Organic Fiber Company O-Wool Classic (100% certified organic merino wool) in 7100 (Oatmeal) - way less than 1 skein
Needles: US4 and US6
Not much to say about these besides the fact that they are super duper cute.
...and on a final note, speaking of babies, Julia's little guy seems almost as eager to join us as we are to meet him! J, I'm thinking about you (and the puppy pads - thanks, M). ;) Just give me the word and I'm there!