Monday, April 28, 2008

A New Bambino

A big ole "welcome to the family" to Michael Ralph Hooten!

Here's a hospital picture of my son Finis and his newest bundle of joy!

And here's Mom and Dad with little Michael!

Isn't he the cutest baby ever??? Now I've got a new baby to do some knitting for. I'm thinking booties maybe. I've actually never made any booties, but with my current sock addiction (which I will admit, is winding down) it seems the natural choice. I have plenty of yarn for a jumper, blankie, or just about anything I could want, thanks to a lovely friend on Ravelry, lyndylew who sent me a boxful of baby yarn a few weeks ago.

As for my knitting projects of the moment, I'm still moving right along with the Sacrifice socks for Chris, although it stills seems as though I knit and knit and never make a bit of progress. It's hard to try them on to see if they fit because he jerks his feet around every time I try to try them on him. Ticklish man!

The short row scarf, Hirohitos Revenge, is moving along as well, but I'm at crunch time decision wise. I've almost finished the first ball of Noro Kureyon, and now I'm trying to decide if I start the "middle section" with the Noro Silk Garden in a different but complementary shade, or if I order more Kureyon (I found a place online that has the proper color) and just keep knitting with the second ball of Kureyon until it arrives. I'm thinking I will probably at least try the Silk Garden and see if it works.

I don't have any current pictures of either of these projects, but I'll be sure and include them next time!


Michelle said...

make some baby socks for the baby. they stay on better than booties. In fact, if you search for 'better than booties' baby socks on ravelry, there are some great free patterns.

Button said...

ahhh, thanks michelle! I got a baby booties book at the library which has some baby socks in it, but also some super cute booties. There is one pair of "bumblebee" booties that are adorable. Maybe bumblebee baby socks??? I love the theme, boyish but not the typical baby pink and blue. Still, there is the problem of them matching the typical baby blue outfits. Maybe a bumblebee baby Tee as well? Ahh the possibilities!! But I also plan to check out what Rav has to offer too, and there's no telling how many times I'll change my mind before I decide. I'm off work tomorrow night, and will have some time either tomorrow or Friday to hunt down the pattern I want and cast on! Thanks for the comments!