Tomten Too Big
I knit this during my pregnancy and when I finished it, I thought it would not fit the Beans, it just looked so small. I hoped for the best, figuring it would fit for a summer evening. Apparently I have very little concept of the size of newborn twins. The boys were a tad premature, just under 36 weeks. We are scrambling to find clothes they can wear that do not engulf their little bodies. None of the knits I worked on during my period of bedrest fit. But the good thing is the Tomten will fit for those autumnal nights, and I have time to knit the second one for Bean 2. Well, that statement is dubious, time is precious and the current WIPs are simple knits requiring no real concentration. Maybe in a few Weeks/months, when the routine sets in and the boys grow a bit more and can go without feeding every two hours, well, maybe then I will cast on for Tomten 2. And to think, I ordered the pattern and yarn for this right before I went into hospital to deliver them. The priority mail package was sitting on the step when we got home, I did not open it for at least a week. Talk about priority change. That piece may not happen, uh, forever. But one can dream. BTW: the yarn used in Brooklyntweed's version is a great price at WEBS.