I've been knitting for some new babies lately. So many of my friends had the gall to get pregnant and be due near Christmas! So during Christmas I knit this cute sweater for little William, son of D'Arcy and Mike Ryan, who was born a bit early on December 9 but is doing very well. I saw him when he was just 24 hours old in the hospital, and then Ed and I stopped to visit him on the way home New Year's Day. The sweater is knit with some wool I got at a garage sale for something like $2 a skein, and it took one skein. The pattern is from Yarn Harlot, and is my first raglan sleeve. It was pretty simple. I'll try to find the pattern url and update this later.
I also knit a little cotton hat with eyelet and tie for my friend Kassie, who just gave birth yesterday to little Rowan (in a home birth, no less). I like this pattern (from a book whose name I can't remember just now) but I wonder if it's a bit girly for a boy baby? What do you think?
Speaking of babies, Ed and I are planning to drive to Kentucky this weekend (in our new, old car) to visit his brother, sister-in-law and little Elena (also born Dec. 9, so shares a birthday with William Ryan). This is our first road-trip together of more than 3-4 hours and I think some snow might be headed this way, so wish us luck!