Where’d My Baby Go?

I turned what was going to be a fall sweater for Rebekah into a spring sweater. After a few attempts, I finally finished it. And once I got the right sizing, it only took me a couple days to make it. But looking through these pictures made me realize how much Rebekah has grown since her fall sweater last year! Time moves so swiftly these days. Every day she is learning something new and her vocabulary is expanding exponentially.

She still has her quizzical blue eyes and expressive faces. And her personality has been the same since day one. She is a bundle of exploration and energy, helpfulness, humor, and determination. Just earlier today she put her hands on my tummy and said “Morning bruders. Daniel. Yosef.” She has trouble saying brothers and Joseph, but her speaking to them made me so happy. She already refers to herself as “Best Sister”–not cocky at all, right?! ūüėČ

I really am proud, just a bit sentimental today!

Her spring sweater pattern was the first pattern I’ve ever purchased. I really like how it turned out, though my gage was off and I had to adjust and start over a couple times. I am a tight crocheter. (Or tight hooker as my friend would say!) The sweater lays more open in the front than I expected. But it is cute.

I am obsessed with this Simply Soft Caron¬†yarn. I’ve made many of my favorite projects with it. And this color will always be one of my favorites, especially with her blue eyes.¬†The whole sweater and hat took less than one skein of yarn. Not bad for $3! I have a second skein, so I think I will make a different sweater pattern for next winter.

The hat came from the same pattern purchase. Though I had to add several extra rows to get it the length I wanted.

Rebekah enjoys reading¬†The Snowy Day¬†(Amazon Affiliate Link) so much (as in wanting to read it daily) that we looked up some more books by the author. Turns out he has quite a few, all with his signature artwork and style. We checked out¬†Keats’s Neighborhood: An Ezra Jack Keats Treasury¬†because it has The Snowy Day plus many of his other books. It also includes a lot of information and background on the author, his life, influences, and accomplishments.

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5 thoughts on “Where’d My Baby Go?

  1. Kids grow quickly …in a blink of the eye. Enjoy these times. I really like Caron Simply Soft … so nice to work with and easy to take care of. Love suggestions of reading with kids. Always fun to see what everyone is working on and reading. Lots of good suggestions for both!

  2. So cute! That blue is really stunning, and I like the matching hat. I knit that style of sweater for my girls too, and they are so versatile. I’ve added long sleeves to a couple versions as well to make them warmer for winter.

    • I am a big fan of versatile! The pattern had the option for long sleeves, but I also wanted it to fit this spring. But I think the one I make for next winter will have long sleeves for sure!

  3. Wow! Has she grown! And you won’t believe how much she will grow over night when the boys are born! Guess what?…..For the first time ever I see a little of you in her face….sorry, but she has always been such a mini Mitch! Thanks for sharing the lovely pictures.

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