The past couple weekends I have been busy preparing and attending showers for my sister-in-law. She is having a baby boy in March! He’s my first nephew and I just couldn’t wait to spoil him. Right after I found out she was pregnant I went on the Chicago Yarn Crawl and visited my local yarn shop Knitche and their pattern give away was this super cute Sweet Tweet Jacket. I knew I was going to make it for this new baby. I picked out the colors from Quince & Co. Lark., Bark and Frost. They were nice gender neutral colors because at the time I didn’t know if it was a boy or a girl.
When they told us it was a boy they were so excited and started calling him Baby Wolf. My brother in law really likes wolves and in their pregnancy announcement they said they were adding to their “pack”. I thought it was adorable and wanted to feature that in this little sweater. On the back of the sweater is suppose to be a bird, hence the Sweet Tweet Jacket name. But, I changed it up a little bit and call it the Sweet Howl Jacket.
The parents loved it when they opened it. And they even texted me the next day saying they finally got a chance to look at it closely and they just loved it even more. I was so happy with the turn out and would highly recommend this sweater. It will keep my little nephew nice and warm.
The first shower I attended/helped with was Christmas themed and we were suppose to give an ornament or Christmas item instead of a card. I saw this as a perfect opportunity to make the baby’s first MochiMochi. I decided to make Santa and Rudolph. They use them as ornaments or just little decorations.
This past weekend I attended the second shower and I had already given them the sweater and I didn’t want to show up empty handed. Then I remembered the book my brother-in-law got my for Christmas, Knit a Zoo. There was a wolf in the book! I got to work right away and just used scrap yarn that I had. I’ve never knit a toy so this was a new experience for me. It’s knit up in pieces and sewn together. The sewing up part was the most difficult part of the whole project. But, I think he turned out great!