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Baby's First Halloween

My baby went as Zdeno Chara for Halloween last night: I had this idea before Nico was even born, and when I came across this pattern for knit skates, it convinced me to go for it. I only started knitting this costume last weekend, and let me tell you, knitting with a newborn is TOUGH! I learned to knit while he slept in my arms; I learned to knit while standing over his crib; I learned to sing lullabies as I knit. I also went with even LESS sleep and the house is a complete shambles, but I think the end result is totally worth it. The socks have no pattern – just knit in the round in stockinette stitch.
The jersey was adapted from the baby baseball tee pattern – I just subbed in the jersey colours and added the white detail on the shoulders (those are all separate pieces knit together with mattress stitch)
The hat was already made – all I did was add the ear straps (done last minute on Halloween night!!) How do you know he’s Zdeno Chara (my favourite hockey player)? Well, because I k…

Baby Baseball Tee

I really thought I’d be one of those ladies who spends her ENTIRE pregnancy knitting cute things for the baby. But my first trimester had me depleted of energy, and my second and third trimesters were in spring and summer – not exactly knitting season! Baby Baseball Tee (with Mittens) from Knit 2 Together I started this Baseball Tee months and months ago, but trying to knit through a hot summer is pretty unbearable. I would simply touch the wool and my hands would start to sweat. I managed to finish it a few weeks ago during a cool snap, and I finally tucked in the thread-ends and sewed on the buttons today. I am super pleased with it, and think it’s really cute. I’d love to knit the mittens that go with it, but in the meantime, the pocket is the perfect place for Meatball’s chuchette: As far as a project, this was really enjoyable, pretty easy for a novice like myself, and if I had started it in the fall or winter, I’m sure it would only have taken me a couple of weeks to get done. …