Tuesday, May 08, 2007

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.


  • Adorable babies in a lovely jacket! Congratulations!

    By Blogger Eudyptes, at 10:57 AM  

  • Congratulations! I hope you get rest.

    By Blogger Kivy, at 11:11 AM  

  • way too cute! Thank you for sharing the jacket and the babes. Best of luck with the first early months of twins. Now, go get some sleep woman!

    By Anonymous Lisa, at 11:11 AM  

  • Congratulations on the Beans and your Tomten!

    By Blogger Lolee, at 11:23 AM  

  • Adorable! I too, am working on a Tomten for my brand new great-nephew. I expected him to use it this Fall, but I'm not sure. It's going to be BIG enough for his 3 year old sister I think! :-)


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:31 AM  

  • this is sooo funny & great and makes my day.

    By Anonymous string*THEORY, at 11:39 AM  

  • Loud squeal of joy from me at such CUTE pix. Love the Beans, love the jacket.

    By Blogger becky c., at 12:15 PM  

  • How adorable the babies are, and your knitting, too! The good thing is that babies always get bigger.

    By Anonymous J Aileen, at 12:16 PM  

  • how lovely. i think the jacket looks good on all sizes. aren't they small when newborn. but they will cucumber in no time and you will have to knit really fast. in they end you may not even want to knit for them because they can only fit the things for such a limited time. well maybe except tomten which seems to expand with the baby. and congratulations with the boys. it is sooo goood that everything turned out so well.

    By Blogger knititch, at 12:54 PM  

  • So adorable they are, totally cute!

    By Blogger Supernøtt, at 1:10 PM  

  • That has to be the most adorable picture! Great job and congratulations!

    By Anonymous tiennie, at 2:23 PM  

  • simply precious! Well done you!

    By Blogger picperfic, at 3:08 PM  

  • Congratulations! That is simply the most gorgeous picture I have seen on this blog to date. I wonder whether EZ realised her patterns were so versatile that they could accomodate twins in one jacket? (",)

    By Blogger Tina - omme i London, at 3:32 PM  

  • Gorgeous! Cute! Special!
    Twice as much fun, work, knitting!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:33 PM  

  • Your little boys are so tiny and sweet. You will not have much knitting time for quite a while, but they are sure worth it! Before you know it, they will be so big. The jacket turned out great too :) Congratulations!

    By Blogger karenthecomputerwife, at 4:24 PM  

  • So sweet, I love the pictures. Congratulations!

    By Blogger PlumStitches, at 4:34 PM  

  • Mazel Tov on your beautiful boy!! The Tomten is nice too ...

    By Anonymous kathy in juneau, at 5:28 PM  

  • Too freakin' cute. Totally makes me want to have two at a time, again. Congrats to you and your new family!

    By Blogger earthchick, at 6:36 PM  

  • That's one of the cutest baby pictures ever! Congrats on your adorable twins.

    By Blogger sweetfigs, at 8:03 PM  

  • Blessings to you and your beautiful family! Rest and enjoy them... your knitting will learn to be patient.

    Many, many, congratulations! They are beautiful little Beans.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:57 PM  

  • Congratulations! They're so tiny and beautiful. :)

    By Blogger Rayleen, at 10:01 PM  

  • Oh, how cute those babies are! The sweater will fit eventually. Just enjoy their tiny little sweetness right now.

    By Blogger Leslie, at 4:31 AM  

  • I'm sure as the babes get older, knitting time will increase! And what beautiful babes they are.

    By Anonymous Mandy, at 5:02 AM  

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    By Blogger luv2knit, at 8:23 AM  

  • Many many blessings to you are the Beans!
    How absolutly adorable they are!

    By Blogger luv2knit, at 8:25 AM  

  • I am so glad you are ok and the babes are so cute. I too am a mom of early ones so love them up good cause very soon they will fit into those jackets.


    By Blogger Minnesota Mazzio's, at 9:15 AM  

  • Cute sweater....CUTER babies! Congratulations!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:19 AM  

  • Your babies look really cute!! You seem to be a mom of unusual energy!!

    By Blogger Pani Thuly, at 5:18 PM  

  • Adorable little babies. I hope you're able to get a second Tomtem knit!

    By Blogger Jenn, at 9:18 AM  

  • Oh they are precious and the Tomten looks so cute on them together and individually -

    Thanks for sharing with us - you made my night.

    Oh and Congratulationd!!!

    By Blogger rho, at 10:07 PM  

  • They are just too lovely. Can you get someone else to knit for you? while you concentrate on enjoying them..my baby garments were too big for my prem baby but she soon grew into them and other pepole got me smaller sizes

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:14 AM  

  • Squeeeee!! They are soooo cute! Alone, together, and the jacket - you've just made my day! How very sweet. Congratulations.
    p.s. Sleep when your babies are asleep. Trust me on this one.

    By Blogger Bullwinkle, at 9:42 AM  

  • They're so cute! congratulations! Don't worry, they'll grow into the handknits.

    By Blogger Donna, at 10:06 AM  

  • As a fellow mom of former itty bitty 35-week twins (now 15 months and both off-the-charts in height and weight), I can tell you that the tomten will be outgrown before you know it!!! They start so small but once they get a little momentum, the growth rate is phenomenol. If you have ANY time to knit before they are a year old, my hat is off to you! Its a hard year... Take lots of pictures, because you won't remember these days very well, and it will be hard to believe they were ever so tiny. (:

    By Anonymous marilyn, at 8:46 AM  

  • Oh my gosh, I want to watch these two grow!

    By Anonymous Barbara C, at 12:18 PM  

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