Thursday, October 19, 2006

 sock question

Ok. when my daughter was born, she was a diminutive 6 pounds. All of the 0-3 month clothing we had was hanging on her. And she couldn't keep a sock on. A friend gave me these teeny weeny wool socks, i mean TINY, like the foot was about 1.5" long. And they fit her perfectly.

Of course she was 12 pounds by her 6-week weigh-in and the tiny stuff was long gone from our lives.

So my question is this: has anyone considered knitting something utterly tiny and impractical that will fit for like 2 weeks until the baby stops being so water-shriveled and plumps up on yummy milk? I'm suddenly tempted to make itty-bitty socks and outrageously tiny sweaters. Am I out of my mind?

9 Comments:

Anonymous Stacee said...

I'm not an official part of this knitting party, but I do have 3 little ones and I love to knit... so here's my two cents' worth: If you want to knit teeny-tiny little itty bitty things for babies, go for it!! They knit up quick, they serve a purpose, even if only for a short while, and they're oh-so-cute!! Let's not forget that little itty bitty things remind us just how small the babes used to be!!! Have fun!!

9:46 AM  
Anonymous Chandra said...

I'm not an official part of the knitting party either, but I have a 10 month old who had extremely tiny feet when he was born. I had knit a couple pair of these:

http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/bevs-stay-on-booties.html

and they were the only things that would actually stay on his feet for the first month or so of his life!

1:42 PM  
Anonymous Juls said...

Go for it! It's totally a fast knit and rewarding to see the babies wear it, even if it's just for a couple of weeks.

2:11 PM  
Blogger Ranee said...

All of our kids fit in the newborn stuff for at least three months. The boys did for about six months. So all that stuff about they'll never wear it didn't hold true for us. I knit tiny clothes. You should too. ;)

Also, how do I join? I am a mother of five, but my fifth was just recently born, and I am knitting for other babies as well.

4:59 PM  
Blogger celia said...

I say go for it too. I have some small things which I am not sure will fit when my baby is born. This si my first pregnancy and I have no clue how big (or small) babies are when they are born. I figured that if I can't use those things because they are so small, some hospital's premie unit will be able to.

7:02 PM  
Blogger alison said...

Totally! I too am occasionally bothered by the idea that the really tiny things won't get worn very long, but they are the absolute cutest things! And so quick to knit, too.

In fact, I usually knit 1 year sized things for babies, but am just starting a newborn sized cardigan for my wee one on the way. I just couldn't resist it!

9:13 AM  
Blogger Helen said...

It is the tiny stuff that is so fun to knit and they look so cute on. My 8lb 15 oz newborn boy who is now a huge 25lb 11 month old wore new born sized knits for about a month.

5:13 PM  
Blogger Cambria said...

I knit a tiny sweater in bamboo that cost me 30.00 a skein (needed 2) for my now 4 month old. It was supposed to fit 0-3 months and since he was 10.12 at birth, he wore it home from the hospital once, and that was it. So I say go ahead and do it!

3:26 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

By all means knit to fit a teensy baby, with the proviso your next might not be so small.

With my kids, the first, born on their due date, was similar in size to your first. My second was a massive four pounds heavier.

4:03 AM  

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