It’s a boy!

by exercisebeforeknitting

Little Odysseus was born December 4th, weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz. We’re all doing well and enjoying the snuggly baby. Beatrix is especially proud to be a big sister. Exercise Before Knitting will not turn into a baby blog, I promise; however, I do have a couple of baby knits to share now that he’s here.

Little elf
Pattern: Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport in Natural
Needles: US 1.5

The sweet little elf cap will fit for a week, but that’s OK, it was worth it. I will likely make him another one once he outgrows this.

Pattern: Seamless Baby Booties (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Winter White
Needles: US 2.5

Normally, I rather dislike knitting booties because of all the seaming. This seamless pattern is a definite win! I used worsted weight yarn and they’re a bit big for a newborn, but DK weight would surely fit. I will most certainly use this pattern again!

More baby photos over on Flickr.