While working on Road Trip, Emily and I were both pregnant…and the nearer to the release date the more pregnant we got!
Max and Bodhi are about 5 weeks apart with birthdays in June and July. Picture it now: 2 tired and sick pregnant ladies writing a book with an 8 hour time difference…it was epic. The best part though? Baby knits!!!
Shortly after Bodhi was born I became completely obsessed with the idea of matching sweaters. I’ve always been a fan but it was suddenly a very pressing need. Jonesies’ Caribou sweater was hot off the needles, so while we were on a photoshoot in the Rockies I cast on for the Bodhi size. It was only a couple of skeins of Brooklyn Tweed Shelter, no time at all really… the same amount of knitting as a hat right? When that was blocking my fingers got itchy. I’d already knit 2, what was one more? Thus this picture was created!
Alexa does excessive amounts of baby knitting :::
Next I had the brilliant late night idea (you might know how that goes) to start a Road Trip wardrobe for Bodhi. She suddenly seemed (in the August heat) like she might need a hat..maybe Stovetop… and what about a Prairie Fire sweater? It’s only a few hundred yards, just a couple of evenings and I would be done!
Instead of getting it out of my system it only made things worse! Well, I had to make another Clayoquot Cardigan to create our Steeking tutorial (no, a swatch certainly wouldn’t suffice), and Apple Pie needed a tutorial too…
It seems there may be more matching knits in their future too, since I mainly choose earthy colours I really only need to knit the Hunter sized version, the other two will happily wear the hand-me-downs. I have visions of Antler and Gramps, maybe Campfire or Flax…the matching possibilities are endless!
Emily’s new knitwear model :::
With Alexa as an inspiration, it was only a matter of time before I started my own stack of baby knits! When Max was only a twinkle in his father’s eye (what a quaint expression!), I began whipping up little hats, cardigans and blankets. I felt it was important to prepare for the day when I would have a tiny knitwear model of my own to dress up! Here are a few of the highlights of his first 3 months (in knits!):
There are certainly more adorable baby knits on the horizon… stay tuned and keep your needles ready!
Some more adorable baby knits…