Thursday, September 23, 2010

09.23.10 :: 118 weeks old

Mack is 118 weeks old today.

I managed to convince Mack to model his new sweater today.
The pattern was for 2T, but Mack's pretty much in a 3T now.
The sweater was long on the sleeves (I rolled them up), but perfect length.
He'll be able to wear it for a while.
I bet Sean would fit into it as well.

It's just stunning.
Thank you again Kerry.

I do have a finished object of my own to share with you:

Pattern:Baby Shell by Carey Huffman (My Ravelry Project)
For: Baby Boy #3
Yarn: 0.75 skein of Kraemer Yarns Summit Hill in Jade
Needles: US 7 - 4.5 mm (though I used US 8 - 5.0 mm to bind off)
Size: Followed instructions for 0-3 months, but it's 3-6 month size for sure
Timeline: September 18 - 23, 2010
Modifications: Used a tad thicker yarn than the pattern called for, with the needle size pattern recommended as I knit tight. However, the shirt still knit up a size larger than stated. That's okay though, size 3-6 months will fit baby 3 in the spring or so, providing he's an average size baby. I guess I'll have to see how large he is at birth.
Opinion: Great pattern! After ripping back once and getting back on track, I definitely want to knit more of these. What a great stash busting pattern. Totally want to knit these in other sizes. Very quick knit. I totally recommend this pattern. I can't wait to have a baby to put in it.


Back of shirt.

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I finally have recently caught up on both Cake Boss, and the final season of Jon & Kate Plus 8 that I had on my PVR. Ahhh, feels good to be up-to-date. I just need to catch up on Oprah and I'm all set. I haven't yet watched the season premieres tonight of Bones, Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, CSI, or Big Bang Theory, it's all waiting for me on my PVR - though Jamie and I did catch up on last night's Survivor. I actually didn't knit tonight while watching TV, I wanted to give my hands a break. I will pick back up the sample knit tomorrow, as I think I had a good enough break from getting alpaca stuck up my nose. I do have one more sample knit to do after the one I'm currnetly in the middle of, but I also want to see if I can get Vestee done. I have to rip back a few rows, but nothing too serious. I realized I made a mistake. I'd also like to finish this knit, even though I'm not having a girl. It'll go into the gift pile once I'm done with it. Really too bad I'm not having a girl, it's such a great pattern. I also want to finish Jamie's man socks... they are uhm... long overdue to be finished. Will get on that. Yes.

Off to go get lost in my book again. I am really enjoying it. I love that I've made time every night before bed to read. And I've actually been going to bed very reasonably lately too. Trying to get as much sleep as possible now before baby 3 is born.


Tara said...

I enjoyed Bones last night, it'll be fun to see what they come up with for the characters this season. I didn't knit either! Just sat on the couch with the cat purring in my lap. Sometimes you just have to take a break, right?

chudoland said...

Hi, Robyn! I'm Julia. I enjoy your site and like read your notes :-)
The sweater for 2T is really cute!

Amelah said...

Wow someone knit that for Mack? Gorgeous!

I also like the BLUE shirt you made for Baby Boy #3! Very nice.

Grey's as good, but not AS good as the season finale was last year! Oh well i guess nothing would compare to that 2 hour episode!

Baby By The Sea said...

Beautiful sweater. Love the heel & the toe on the socks. I really enjoyed looking around your blog. I have three little girls and might just need to make my tiniest little lady a pink sweater t-shirt...


g-girl said...

i just love that center cable in mack's sweater! the baby shell looks great. love that shade of blue. :) lmk when you watch grey's and private practice!!

Jennifer said...

love love love the baby shell and mack's sweater, too - both are so adorable!!

Bea said...

The sweater is even cuter on Mack.