I spent the beginning of summer being very, very pregnant. I also lost my knitting mojo somewhere on the way so there wasn’t much going on in that department. It was a very hot June here in Iceland which makes knitting with wool very warm and sticky. But at the end of June, when my due date was just around the corner I decided to take matter into my own hands. I didn’t want to start waiting for the arrival of the little one so I started to knit him a sweater to wear on the way from the hospital. That way, each day waiting became another day spent knitting to get the job done!
I finished the sweater. And a little baby cap. I managed to knit one sock but then my little one decided it was time to join us here in the outer world ;)
In the middle of the night on the 6th of July me and my husband became parents to a beautiful baby boy whom we named Draupnir. Here is a photo of him on his way home from the hospital.
Pattern: No. 41 from the knitting magazine Ungbarnablaðið Tinna no.13
Needles: 3.0 mm. and 3.5 mm.
The Owlie sweater on Ravelry
Pattern: Classical baby cap, pattern can be found in Icelandic here.
Needles: 2.5 mm.
Pattern: Babysvøbet – Det hele kongerige by Marianne Knorborg
Yarn: Dalegarn BabyUll
Needles: 3.5 mm. and 4.5 mm.
The whole kingdom on Ravelry
Congratulations! I noticed the lovely blanket your son is laying on and am sure you knit it for him. He is quite handsome.
Beth & Katie from Iowa
Thank you! Yes I knit it, took me three months (perfectionism really hits you hard when knitting for your own child!) and I’m so proud of it :)
Congratulations, he looks like a really beautiful child. Unfortunately the removed your knitting on the statute before the hospital a while ago…
Thank you :)
Draupnir is adorable! Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful (and sometimes stressful) parenting world. I love the cardigan and hat!!
Thank you! :)