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What Color Does a Rainbow Wear?

The title of this post has been a hot topic for the past 20 weeks, and finally, last Friday the question was answered. First, though, what do you think? :)

Here it is (look at the ties):

Yep! Another little boy. And now we need to think of a boy name. Oh dear.

As he is due in May, the knitting is a bit more of a challenge. It might be spring, or maybe not quite, but he will for the most part be a warm weather baby. I've never had one of those, and it makes the knitting require more thought, to say the last. I'm doing some booties (this is a boughten pattern from Ravelry that is loads of fun, and I have another pair done but for ties) and I have made him a hat too.

I'm rationalizing that even if it's warm, he can still wear a hat, right? ;-)

I bought a skein of brown variegated today that will be booties and who knows what else, and I was also eyeing up a skein of baby sock yarn that I have had for several years, bought and saved for a baby project to keep that never came to be. More booties, I think. After all, those toes can get cold even when it is warm out.

I leave off with one last thought:



  1. When I had my daughter our health visitor said babies should always wear a hat outdoors until their first birthday. So I would say you could knit quite a few hats. I only knitted her one jumper and she grew out of that after wearing it ONCE. So I would avoid jumpers!

    1. I actually have a couple sweaters made already. :) I made them generously sized, and I seem to make small babies (first was 5 pounds, second was 6 pounds). I'm also making them more vests than sweaters.

      Hats aren't considered crucial here as long as it's warm outside. But they are cute and so I will make more of those. Someone gifted me a romper pattern that goes up to size 2T so I think I will make one of those, perhaps in the 9 month size, as he should be able to wear that several times.

      I've knitted him several more pairs of booties, and have two more hats on the needles. Plus a hat that I'm crocheting that should fit him for his first winter. Trying to plan ahead!


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