The first project I finished after Henri was born was my Sidewinders Socks. Unfortunately I haven’t had a chance to photograph them yet, so here are photos of the second project I finished- the dinosaur for my cousin Robyn‘s son Mackenzie. When her son Sean was born I’d knit him an elephant, and she’d requested a dinosaur for Mack. I had all the pieces knit before Henri was born, and once I’d caught up on some sleep (ha!) I took advantage of some free time to squeeze in 5-10 minute finishing sessions here and there. It was slow going because I was still dealing with a newborn and all that comes with…but eventually I finished it.
Pattern: Modern Day Dinosaur from Family Circle Easy Baby Knits (Ravelry link)
Size: one size
Yarn: Smart Superwash, 5 balls in 5226 (purple) and 1 ball of 8615 (green).
Needles: 3.75mm needle
Dates: January 1 – February 14 2009
Modifications: I didn’t want to glue on felt dots (choking hazard) so instead I cut out felt circles to use as templates, and embroidered over them with the green yarn.
As usual you can find my finished (and unfinished!) projects in my “projects” page by clicking the tab up at the top of every page on my blog, and I also have this project in my Ravelry notebook here.
March 23, 2009 at 10:42 am
Adorable – I love him!
March 24, 2009 at 12:50 pm
Aw, I want one now! 🙂
March 24, 2009 at 5:36 pm
I’ve been watching Henri grow. As an audiologist, I noticed that at one month and at two months you have not checked his ability to respond to a bell or other loud sound. Does your state have universal newborn hearing screenings performed before discharge from the hospital and did Henri pass? If they don’t have universal newborn hearing screenings, speak with your pediatrician concerning who in your area could screen Henri’s hearing and ensure that he can hear well enough to learn the sounds of speech. Hopefully I am not giving you one more thing to worry about but I just had to stop being a knitter for a minute and put on my audiologist hat to make certain that Henri would pass that task if performed.
Carri Ray, M.S., CCC-A, FAAA
March 24, 2009 at 6:56 pm
Dino is adorable! I did the spots in intarsia as I knew I’d never get around to sewing or embrodery.
In Ont. we do have the hospital hearing checks. However, we know people who child didn’t pass the test and they had to go to Sick Kids, etc, and the babe was totally fine. Another time, the nurse didn’t know how to operate the tester and the reading was questionable, so they had to do the whole trip to Toronto thing too. Our third did pass, but for the first 6-8 weeks, rarely responded to loud noises. All my kids are speech delayed but do have normal hearing. We noticed later on with her that she didn’t babble in the typical baby ways. I know it’s important to check baby’s hearing early on, but be aware that just like baby’s other systems, hearing might need time to adjust to the ‘real’ world 🙂
March 26, 2009 at 11:08 pm
Wow, what a cutie he is! I will have to mark this pattern since I have the book (as you know) 🙂
RJ didn’t pass her hearing test until the second try.
June 4, 2009 at 9:36 am
Mack loves his dino! Thank you again for making it!!!
I have yet to tackle knitting toys (not sure it’s my thing).
What’s up with the Audiologist comment? Does she live in your house? How does she know that you haven’t “checked his ability to respond to a bell or other loud sound”. Who the heck is she? A regular blog ready? Never seen her name before. I can’t stand other people who comment on how I parent on my blog.