Last two FOs of 2011

…and they went to the same recipient!

Meet the newest member of our family. Michael William O’Neill, son to my cousin and his sweetie wife, Jeannie.

wook at thaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!

Random question: Say your cousin has a kid. What genetic relationship do you have with it? I’m a little sick of saying “my cousin’s and his wife’s kid.” Cousin twice removed sounds impersonal.

So yes. I am COMPLETELY comfortable with being a crazy aunt to lil Mikey. Let’s just make it simple shall we?

Mike is serving in Afghanistan and he was able to come home to see his son born on December 7, 2011 in the wee hours of the morning. :-)


And since knitters view babies as their own personal Barbie, I made two items for him.

Jeannie asked for a stocking cap for the little guy. Surrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre. Why not? IT’S FOR CHRISTMAS TIME!!
So I made this:

The Duketer Stocking Cap

Pattern: The Duketer – Stocking Cap by Jenny Wiebe
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Loops & Threads Charisma
Colorway(s): Red and Green
Needle(s): US 10 – 6.0 mm
Casted On: November 27, 2011
Casted Off: November 29, 2011
Modifications: None

And this is him wearing it, two days old:
Which one is bigger? Mikey’s head or the yarn ball I put at the end of it?

Secondly, I knit Mikey a sweater to show off his Irish heritage:

Mikey's Cardigan

Pattern: Trellis by Britta Stolfus Rueschhoff from the Knitty Spring, 2005
My Ravelry Project Page
Yarn(s): Cascade 220 Superwash
Colorway(s): Green Heather
Needle(s): US 6 – 4.0 mm
Casted On: December 8, 2011
Casted Off: December 18, 2011
Modifications: None

I made a mixture between the 6-12month size. And let’s just say he has some time to grow into it ;-)

Mikey's Cardigan

So this wraps up 2011’s finished objects. Ended on an adorable note.

I have been brewing many future blog entries of my 2011 Wrap Up and Plans for 2012–knitwise, stashwise and readingwise.¬† What are your goals for 2012? Maybe there’s something I didn’t think of.

One Comment

  • Sarah says:

    Awww, so cute! Especially in his handknits! Don’t worry, he’ll fit that sweater before you know it. Kids grow crazy fast.

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