My darling Knittymunchkin turned three on Saturday, February 2nd. Yes, THREE. Whoa! Where did that time go? I asked him if he was excited to be three when I wished him happy birthday that morning. He said no, because when he’s big I won’t be able to hug him anymore. Aw. Such sweetness! We took him to the Children’s Museum in Everett and then had a small birthday celebration with Nana and Papa (R. Darling’s side of the family) afterwards. They spoiled him rotten. All day long I thought to myself how far he’d come. From arriving 5 weeks early, to spending a month in ICU, to being so small we were afraid to pick him up. And then how he got stronger and started to coo and smile, then walk, and now run and talk a nonstop streak of chattery all day long. My life is blessed because of this child and I am so very grateful to be able to experience the joy of just knowing him. I hear the threes will be even more of a challenge than the twos (though the twos were not bad at all!), but I’m excited to see what kind of adventures Knittymunchkin’s new year will bring.
Knittymunchkin absolutely adores kittens and keeps asking if we can get one. I wish we could, but R. Darling is severely allergic, so that’s not a possibility. Instead, I decided to knit him a hypoallergenic one for his birthday. I’d been working on it in secret for a week or so when, one day, he climbed on my lap as I was clicking through Ravelry. When he saw this pattern in my queue he shouted out, “Make that for me Mommy!” I secretly smiled to myself, knowing it was already in the works. At the time he said he’d name his kitty “Carly” (no idea where that came from!) but of course he now just calls it “kitty”. Maybe one day he’ll get a little more creative with the creature names.
- Pattern: Kate by Jess Hutchison (Ravelry link)
- Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Brites in “Limelight” & “Blue Mint” & Red Heart Soft Yarn Solids in “Tangerine”
- Needles: Size 6 circs for Magic Loop
- Comments: This pattern has been in my queue since the dawn of time, and on my t0-knit-list way before Ravelry came along. It was nice to have a good reason to knit and gift it. Super cute, super easy, and a fun way to use up the acrylic I keep around for toys. Knittymunchkin loved it and wouldn’t let it out of his hands long enough for me to photograph it. I had to sneak it away while he napped one day. I guess that means it’s a winner?
Happy Birthday Knittymunchkin! I love you :)