Steve and I both thank you for reading and so warmly responding to his words yesterday. I'm so thrilled that he'll be joining me in this space once a week or so this year.
What he wrote was so true - Harper is indeed unfolding right before our eyes. He's settling into himself, and opening up to us. There are longer awake periods. Extra chins and dimpled rolls are emerging (love that). Bits of personality are emerging. Smiles are happening. And coos are just beginning. Everyday, it feels like something new and amazing happens with him.
This little hat was knit up and appeared in Harper's stocking on Christmas morning. It's the vintage Pixie Hat pattern, found here for free. The yarn is Classic Elite Alpaca Sox. It's super soft and cozy, and I'm guessing it feels good on that soft (good smelling) bald head of his. This was such a fun little hat to make - the shaping made it a bit of a surprise as to how it would come out. Since I have so much yarn left from the skein, I'm thinking booties, socks, mitts...or something else to match. We'll see.
It's a wee bit big, but he'll grow. Sure enough, he'll grow.