And then, when our wonderful wee boy did arrive, there were lots of other people to knit for that were due to have babes (once the new baby fog lifted).
Seeing as Timothy has been bursting up and out of all the knitted things we have had for him, I decided that it was time I knitted him something special. I found the most gorgeous yarn and had it custom dyed, this colourway was created by Mich at Woollywumpkins for me, it's a 10ply/aran organic merino in the colourway 'treetops'.
Then the pattern - Debbie Bliss' Ribbed Baby Jacket. I decided on the size 12-24 months as Tim doesn't fit anything under a size 1 these days (and seeing as it's only 6 weeks till he turns 1 that's no surprise).
And the result, a lovely jacket...but not as fitting as I'd like. It is a bit big for Tim at the moment, but come winter when it's cold and he's wearing plenty of layers I'm sure he'll look like warm and snuggly in it.
I suppose Tim's big sister might get to wear it first? That's one way to make the most of forking out for luxury yarn (though Mich did offer fabulous prices!) Gotta love green yarn! Suits boys and girls equally well I think.