So now I am looking for ways to keep the baby warm with materials I have on hand. And I have been slightly obsessed with knitting! This may be due to a bout of tendonitis in my thumb joint (less hand sewing), the relative speed of tiny baby knits, and the convenience of a friendly teacher to call on.
I used some yarn I had on hand that I hope has some wool in it to make this little vest. The idea is to keep Phoebe's core warm without wrestling and shoving her arms into two sets of long sleeves.
I used this tutorial, but I cast on 36 stitches and used 20 for the neckline and 8 for each shoulder. I also did not use the fisherman's rib because I didn't recognize all the methods and I was too impatient to go to my teacher or You-tube; I did a knit-2, purl-2 rib.
I was pretty proud of myself for figuring how to segregate the groups of stitches to make the neckline!
However, when it was time to sew up the side seams, I realized that the vest was rather narrow for Phoebe's chub. So I knitted two little panels (I think 12 stitches wide - maybe? it took me a while to get photos of the vest in action, and I've knitted other things in the meantime) and then added one panel under each arm. This is only obvious is you take your eyes off the sweet baby face above the vest.
More vests coming soon!