Holiday Hours: We'll be OPEN today (Christmas Eve), CLOSED Christmas Day (12/25), and then back open per usual New Year's Eve and New Year's Day!
It's already been one month since this sweet, sweet girl joined our family. As anticipated, her big brother has taken her arrival very well. He's a pretty caring and easy going little dude so we weren't too worried he'd resent her for stealing all the attention. Obviously, we'll see how this pans out when she can get her hands on his toys; but for now, he's all good. She did bribe him with a Lightning McQueen car to win his affections when she first met him so how could she be all that bad? And, unsurprisingly, her parents love her fearlessly but do seem to look a little harried with sleep deprivation these days. Did she even think to bribe us with some sort of anti-aging under-eye cream. What gives, Ruby?!
In the final days of my pregnancy, I started knitting this darling sweater and socks set. Then, before I knew it, she was a month old and going to be too big for it, like, real soon. Eek! So, I hunkered down with my many cups of coffee and holiday Hallmark Channel movies during a few nap times to finish up just in time.
Sure, I'm completely in love with this little lady and definitely biased but I don't see how you couldn't think this is one of the most darling sets. Subtext of every mother writing something like this: Or, that my Ruby isn't the most darling in it. ;)
Both the Petite Wrapper and Cuddle Socks patterns are from Kate Oates' pattern book called New Girl and are sized for Preemie through Toddler so you're not limited to just the super teeny sizes. The instructions are clear and the designs have just a touch of stranded color work, offering a great opportunity for you to give it a try if that technique is new to you. Or, just leave it out if it's not yo' thang.
For Ruby's Petite Wrapper and Cuddle Socks, I used Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn in Farmhouse White and some leftover pink fingering yarn from my stash. Though, our Madelinetosh Unicorn Tails would be the perfect for the color work, too. They're just mini skeins of Tosh Merino Light so you can easily infuse pops of color into your projects when you don't need a full skein of yarn.
If you have a little extra time over the holidays, maybe you'll give one of these projects a try? If you're like me, I'm sure the Hallmark Channel will still be showing holiday movies to help along your process.
Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light yarn is sold here.
The New Girl pattern book is sold here.