I started knitting this shortly after we found out I was pregnant with Iris. Knowing how long it was likely to take me, I chose the largest size the pattern offered (12 months). The day before she was born, I finished the knitting and tucked the pieces into my knitting bag, not to be seen again until a couple of weekends ago, when I finally got up the nerve (and had time) to tackle the seams. Ingrid and I chose and sewed on the buttons during Iris’s morning nap today, the day after her six-month birthday. It fits, but barely. Better late than never, right?
I know you can’t see much of the sweater here, but isn’t she a peach?
For you knitters: This is the Harvey Kimono from that Natural Knits for Moms and Babies book. I followed the pattern exactly, even using the same yarn they did. Any clue why the sleeves came out long enough for a baby chimpanzee? Damned if I am going to do anything about it at this point other than roll them up, but it’d be nice to know for next time.