I finished sewing the four vintage buttons onto Harmon’s baptism sweater (Ysolda’s ‘Wee Envelope’) at 6:30AM the day of the blessed event (March 6, 2016). The service began at 10AM.
I live dangerously, apparently.
Ginny’s yarn was a perfect choice for this sweater. So soft! I love love love it. Wish I had more…I’ve got about 1/3 of the skein remaining. I was hoping to use it for a pair of baby legwarmers, we’ll see. Might have to be two-tone.
He nursed right after I dressed him & promptly fell asleep. I wanted a photo of him on top of my white comforter, awake, looking cute, ready for his big day…nope. This had to do as we NEVER wake a sleeping Harmon, if we can help it–he hardly ever naps.
I loved seeing his name (& my Grandfather’s!) displayed on the banner.
He was a bit fussy during the baptism (which was basically the beginning of the service). He did not like the water being poured on his head at all. He didn’t really enjoy the minister showing him off to the congregation afterwards, either. I took him to the nursery about ten minutes after it was all said & done & he fell asleep again.
Harmon’s sponsors–Bailey & Coralee. Such intelligent, kind, lovely ladies!
I did not make his cake, but she did & she’s awesome! She made June’s cake, my nephew Theo’s cake, & now Harmon’s.
Flowers from my mom–Harmon seems to enjoy looking at this photo on my phone. He also seemed to take a keen interest in staring at the real thing before they wilted & had to be thrown out.
Harmon wore the sweater once more the week following his baptism. (His new fascination is with his brother & sisters’ soccer balls.) I should have knit it about 2-3 inches longer than called for in the pattern–I completely forgot in my rush to finish that Harmon has short legs & a crazy long torso! The sweater is much too short now. It barely worked for the baptism. So sad! But fear not, I have cast on another one & am all of five rows into it! I’m knitting the next size up & will remember this time to lengthen the body for my elongated boy.
My mother flew in from Tucson for the baptism–thank you so much for doing so, Mom!
Harmon’s sweater looks quite sweet hanging on the wall in our/his (we co-sleep) bedroom now. It would look better on Harmon, of course, but such is the life of a hurried/harried/knitting mama of four!
Joining in with Ginny!