What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Monkey See

Lots of baby boys being born lately... at one time I used to think that girls were the "fun" ones to make things for but, really, I think I was just being small-minded.  Boys have an awful lot of cuteness potential themselves, it turns out.

Two babies born recently were born to more label-conscious ladies.  They might not appreciate handmade gifts as much as storebought ones so I set my cheapskate tendencies aside for a moment and went searching for gifts they might like.  But the cheapskate in me can only be pushed aside so far...and a strict budget prevents anything excessive anyway.  How happy was I, then, when I discovered at Old Navy these adorable little monkey sleepers on sale for less than $5.00 a piece!

I snatched up two of them (seriously, how cute are they?!?) and then immediately envisioned monkey hats to go with them.   Ravelry, of course, never disappoints.

Two, naturally.

Honestly, who cares if the mothers appreciate the handmade hats or not?

They were MADE to be together. 

While I was stitching them up, Andrew came by and lamented the fact that his handmade hat has been long since outgrown and passed on to his little(r) brother, and it occurred to me how profane it is for one of my children not to have a handmade hat to keep them warm when they have a mother who is perfectly capable of making one for them.

Then I did something I have never thought to do before.  I dug up a few (like fifteen!) patterns on ravelry and gave the Panda his own choice as to which he would like.  (Why have I never done this before?)  He chose this one.    (The pattern is excellent except it doesn't write out the color changes-so you have to choose your own stripe pattern.)

And the colors? He chose the ones already on the table.

So very pragmatic.


Tracy said...

Perfect all the way around. I love the stripe pattern you chose for Andrew's hat, and even "picky" mamas are sure to love your gifts!

Kalona said...

Oh, those little hats are so cute, and pairing them with the monkey sleepers takes them over the top. Homemade gifts are always the best, I think. You did a beautiful job on the hats.

...they call me mommy... said...

Now I just need me a baby boy so you can make me a monkey hat. ;) :P LOL!

ulli said...

YOU are so clever! LOVE the monkey hats--may have to borrow that idea. And Andrew's hat is perfect for a little big guy! What a great Mom you are.

abigail said...

A new leaf!
A fresh start!
I'm a changed girl!


From here on out (until the leaf withers, the start fades, and I realize I'm just the same ol' Abigail), you'll be bombarded.

p.s. I love the hats. Millie picked out the very one to crochet a few weeks ago but hasn't started it yet. I'm going to show this to her and then send her on over to your place to live for a spell until she's properly tutored in the art. 'Kay? I'll take Adele' in exchange, of course, to lighten your burden.

Peach State Pretties said...

Wow! One of the best baby boy gifts I have seen! I *heart* the monky hat and it is PERFECT for that sweet sleeper! Hope your day is warm and wonderful~

Full of Grace said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE the Monkey hats and I know a certain someone whom would love a Brown one with pink trim and a bow for a baby girl from you, hint, hint lol :)