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FO: Baby Sleep Sack

Back before Max was born I wanted to knit him a sleep sack to keep him snugly warm the first few months. Little did I know that he was going to grow out of it within a couple of weeks. Nevertheless, here it is:

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I used this pattern as a basis, but changed it up a bit. Instead of adding buttons at the bottom I sewed it up to make it extra cosy.

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I also added in some extra cables going up as I love the look of them, especially with this gorgeous DROPS Merino Extra Fine yarn.

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I also made the rib at the top a little bit longer to make it a bit of tighter fit. And I found some lovely turquoise buttons in my stash. Although in hindsight they are a little bit to small for the size of the buttonholes.

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But it wasn’t really a problem as I just used the sleep sack with crossed over straps.

As my boy was such a big boy when he was born and grew quickly (and continues to do so), I only got one picture of him in it.

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Pattern: Cuddly Cables Sleep Sack by Lynne Sanderson
Yarn: DROPS Merino Extra Fine in light grey blue.
Needle size: 3.5mm
Knitting time: 19th to 22nd February 2015.

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Weekend Bits

This boy could spend hours in the bath if we let him
Out in Greenwich Park
First time at the planetarium
With his good friend!
Those lips!
Just too funny...
5 weeks old!
Out with Papa
Deliberating... On their new chairs...
Delicious chicken and roast veg
Boy two just wants to fall asleep on his own in his cot...I am so not used to this from boy one
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Beautiful Gift

Yesterday I got the most amazing gift in the post, all the way from Minnesota, from my knitting friend Melissa. She knitted this gorgeously soft baby blanket for Max, and I love it. It’s scrumptiously soft and a gorgeous colour and Max seems to really like it too, as he slept a whole 3 hours under it.

Thank you so much my beautiful friend!

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