17 January 2007

Sesame is . . .

A girl!! I was actually really anxious about finding out baby sesame's gender. It's not that I was hoping for one or the other, but I found that I kind of liked not knowing. Then I realized that when I found out, I could start knitting cute baby boy or baby girl clothes. We're thrilled that sesame is a little girl (for the record, we would be just as thrilled with a little boy) and little girl knits are so cute!
Take this Miss Dashwood hat from knitty. (Even if you're never going to knit this hat, it's worth clicking on the link just to see the adorable baby modeling the hat.) It snowed yesterday so I got to stay home and knit. It was great. I knit this hat out of Knitpicks Main Line. It's 75% cotton, 25% wool. The picot cast on took an eternity but it's so cute that it was totally worth it. The pattern has ear flaps on the hat but since sesame will be born in the spring, I don't think ear flaps will be necessary. I used almost an entire skein and if I'd made the ear flaps, I'd probably have needed to use part of a second. I hope sesame likes it. This is my favorite picture from the ultrasound. Sesame is punching me but I know it's out of love.

8 comments:

knittingnanna said...

awww... Congratulations,
Little girls are awesome. I should know 'cause I have 2 myself.

I adore the little hat it is beyond cute thanks for sharing baby's first photo ((hugs))

marti said...

Wow, those ultrasounds have gotten much better since I had my kidlets. Thank you for sharing your photo. And the hat is adorable.

AmyArtisan said...

Congratulations! The hat is a perfect pink knit! :)

Vanessa said...

Congratulations! Miss Dashwood is super cute.

Kelly said...

Congrats! What a sweetheart, the hat will look great on her.

Kerry said...

Congratulations!!! I love the little hat and I'm sure sesame will too. :-)

Lisa W. said...

congratulations! daughters are awesome (even when they turn into teenagers, hah!) Perfect Miss Dashwood! Stay healthy and keep knitting.

Bonnie said...

Seeing sonograma dn hat, I think Miss Dashwood will be a perfect fit! ;-)