The bonnet was finished in time and turned out wonderfully. Tristan was dedicated at church and looked absolutely charming. The minister asked if someone had made the bonnet and seemed a little surprised when I said that I did. Stefan says he thinks he expected me to say my grandmother had made it or something. I was worried it would be too small but it turned out to fit him well and there’s enough room (or stretch) for it to fit him for a while longer.
Of course there was an occasional person who thought he was a girl — as my sister said, Didn’t they notice it was blue? — and my brother asked me, Do boys where bonnets? but one woman told me she especially liked the bonnet. I apologized to Stefan in case he thought it was too girly and thanked him for indulging me. He said he thought Tristan looked adorable in it — I have such a good hubby.
So now on to the next project — a romper for a friend’s new baby and I can’t seem to get the right gauge. Also, when I stopped by the yarn store last week I picked up some yarn to make a sweater for Tristan’s birthday in the Fall. It has cables — I really am getting adventurous.
I’ll try to get some more photos of the bonnet up on my flickr soon. One more thing to note — the shoes, which you can’t really see in this photo, were my father’s when he was an infant. How sweet is that?