Showing posts from 2011

Baby's First Halloween

My baby went as Zdeno Chara for Halloween last night: I had this idea before Nico was even born, and when I came across this pattern for knit skates, it convinced me to go for it. I only started knitting this costume last weekend, and let me tell you, knitting with a newborn is TOUGH! I learned to knit while he slept in my arms; I learned to knit while standing over his crib; I learned to sing lullabies as I knit. I also went with even LESS sleep and the house is a complete shambles, but I think the end result is totally worth it. The socks have no pattern – just knit in the round in stockinette stitch.
The jersey was adapted from the baby baseball tee pattern – I just subbed in the jersey colours and added the white detail on the shoulders (those are all separate pieces knit together with mattress stitch)
The hat was already made – all I did was add the ear straps (done last minute on Halloween night!!) How do you know he’s Zdeno Chara (my favourite hockey player)? Well, because I k…

The Story of Nico’s Birth

What a trip it’s been! I gave birth to my baby boy on September 20 2011 at 11:48am. He’s beautiful, inquisitive, and well-humoured – and I’m so madly in love. Amazing to think that HE was the one in my belly all these months. Nice to meet you, Nico!

Nico Martin Sarrazin
September 20, 2011 at 11:48am
7lbs 15oz

September 19, 2011:

I was scheduled to be induced on Monday the 19th, but I was having second thoughts. I had heard some horror stories about the Pitocin hormone, and the high rate of c-sections when it’s used for labour induction. At 10 days overdue, I thought I still had time to wait it out. But I went to the hospital anyway to get a NST (non-stress test – basically to monitor the baby to see how well he’s still doing in utero). NST was great, baby was still doing well, lots of fluid left, but still the doctors didn’t want me to go home. I argued with the doctors back and forth for about an hour after the NST was done, and finally they convinced me to get this party started. Here w…

Baby Baseball Tee

I really thought I’d be one of those ladies who spends her ENTIRE pregnancy knitting cute things for the baby. But my first trimester had me depleted of energy, and my second and third trimesters were in spring and summer – not exactly knitting season! Baby Baseball Tee (with Mittens) from Knit 2 Together I started this Baseball Tee months and months ago, but trying to knit through a hot summer is pretty unbearable. I would simply touch the wool and my hands would start to sweat. I managed to finish it a few weeks ago during a cool snap, and I finally tucked in the thread-ends and sewed on the buttons today. I am super pleased with it, and think it’s really cute. I’d love to knit the mittens that go with it, but in the meantime, the pocket is the perfect place for Meatball’s chuchette: As far as a project, this was really enjoyable, pretty easy for a novice like myself, and if I had started it in the fall or winter, I’m sure it would only have taken me a couple of weeks to get done. …