24 May 2008

Baby sack

I made a baby sack, aka Pompom papoose, for the new baby. I'm hoping it will be just the thing to keep the baby snuggly warm in air conditioning this summer. Although it was extremely boring to knit a huge stockinette rectangle, some days I found it was all I could handle. This past week, as I enter my ninth month, I started feeling some Braxton-Hicks contractions and was very motivated to finish this project.

Here is Owen's baby modeling the sack:

Pattern: Pompom Papoose from Erika Knight's Knitting for Two
Yarn: Valley Yarn Longmeadow in Linen and Lettuce
Needles: US 5 and 3
Mods: Nothing too drastic: I didn't bind off the hood end, but chose to graft it together instead of seaming. I also didn't add the pompom.
Thoughts: The yarn is nice and soft though it did pull a gauge trick on me even though I knit a gauge swatch. The result is that it is about an inch and a half wider than it ought to be (I just couldn't face starting over once I realized). I don't think it will make that much of a difference.
I'll let you know how it works!

And here is Owen showing what a great big brother he is going to be (and that's a hedgehog doll he is holding in the other hand, not a hairball). Owen is convinced that he is going to have a baby brother. I have no feelings whatsoever in regard to the baby's sex. I just hope Owen won't be too disappointed if it does turn out to be a girl!


At 6:23 PM, Anonymous diana said...

Ninth month?!?!?! I better get cracking!

At 8:07 AM, Blogger June said...

If it's a girl, Owen will just be a great, overprotective, big brother! :)

Hope you are feeling well!

At 8:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a whole lot of stockinette but look how cute it turned out! I can't wait to see the actual baby in it!


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