First, a while back I sewed Parker some cute, legging type pants out of one of my husband, Patrick's old t-shirts. I loved the stripes and could just imagine them on Parker's chubby legs! To make the pattern I just traced a pair of Parker's pants and made them extra long so that they could fit him for a while. When it came to the bum, I had to make it extra big to make room for the cloth diapers that Parker wears some of the time. My sister helped me figure out to add a semi-circle of extra fabric in the back. For this piece I made the stripes vertical and I love how they look!
The next project I completed was a toque for the little guy. He has outgrown all of the hats I knit for him before he was born and so he needed a new one and I was happy to have a new knitting project. I have been interested in knitting projects that involve colour work and so I found a pattern for a fair isle hat. The pattern is called Simply Fair Isle and you can see it on my Ravelry page. I love how it turned out and I really enjoyed knitting it. However, I think I will add some strings to the ear flaps to keep it on his head. Parker likes to practices taking it off!
Here he is modeling both the toque and the pants...
This last project is still in the works, but I'm working on knitting a bunny for Parker for Christmas. I've actually finished the bunny itself, but now I'm knitting the bunny some clothes- a hoodie, a vest and a jacket to be exact. The pattern for this one is called Well-Dressed Bunny and you can also see it on my Ravelry.
Pretty cute, huh? I can't wait to wrap it up for Parker's first Christmas! Speaking of Christmas, we had our first snowfall here yesterday and it made us feel very festive. We may have even had a few Christmas tunes playing in the background. I took Parker out into the snow and he wasn't really into it. However, he was a little cranky even before we went outside, so I'll have to try again when we have more snow and he's in a better mood.
Are you working on any projects for Christmas? What is your favourite thing to do at this time of the year? Do tell!