I’m knitting a sweater for my little baby boy. It’s called the Puerperium Cardigan and is designed to fit baby for the first 6 weeks of his life. This is a good thing because if baby is born anywhere near his due date, I don’t think he is going to need too many sweaters after 6 weeks old. I remember it warming up pretty quickly in March this year and wouldn’t be surprised if next year is the same way.
It’s about a third of the way finished, and after this I think I may swear off knitted baby clothes forever. Much like my Baby Hat (which is twice as long as it was before, but still not done) it looks so tiny until I really start thinking about it, and then it just looks enormous. Is this really going to fit a tiny human that is supposed to come out of me? I’m not sure I’m entirely comfortable with that.
I think from now on I’ll be sticking with knitted blankets, starting with this one – the Lullaby Blanket. Here’s a picture if you can’t open the link. I can wrap baby up in them to keep him warm, and can unwrap him a bit if he gets too hot. Blankets are the way to go in my opinion. They look big, and they’re supposed to be. And I don’t in any way have to think about how big the baby is that’s going to fit in it. The beauty of a blanket is that it can fold into dozens of different sizes.
I’m feeling pretty good about my blanket plan.