Published on Wednesday August 18th, 2010

Thank you all so much for your warm welcome to Ada! I imagine one day she’ll see the archives of this blog and be amazed that she had so many well-wishers all over the globe. I hope it makes her feel all cozy and grateful inside the way it does me.

Sometime soon I’ll manage a post about my own knitting — really! I took all these photos of finished goods before Ada arrived! — but today the temperature finally dropped back into the 60s and 70s and our girl got to wear her very first handknit, made by the lovely and brilliant Kristen Hanley Cardozo. (No, that cute little stripey number she’s wearing in her debut post wasn’t made by hand, though it’s nonetheless a very sweet gift from friends.) Kristen designed this adorable cardigan especially for our Minnow. It’s called Surtsey and you can get it here.

She also somehow got another baby to hold still long enough to take pictures of it for the pattern. Now I know why those famous photographers who arrange babies in fruit baskets and giant pea pods and whatnot only work with sleeping infants. Herewith my laughable attempt at a Surtsey photoshoot:

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Okay, not too bad. You can see the sweater pretty well. But then it goes downhill…

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This is the girl the pediatrician just called one of the mellowest babies he’s ever seen.

Boy, does she have him fooled.

Mille grazie, Kristen. We love it!

18 Comments to “Surtsey!”

  1. Walden Comment Says:

    How adorable! At least we all can tell that it is comfortable enough that she can move easily in it 🙂

  2. Jodi Comment Says:

    What a beautiful gift! Your little one is such a cutie — she looks awfully active to me. 😉

  3. mick Comment Says:

    Okay, she looks like she’s flipping you off in that second photo of the series. I admire her attitude. Your infant is punk rock 🙂

  4. Kristyn Comment Says:

    She is so adorable!! Almost makes me want another one – almost!

  5. Siga Comment Says:

    Pure cuteness your baby. The cardi is also great. 🙂

  6. Jules Comment Says:

    I love that third picture from the bottom! She so looks like she’s shaking her fist at you or, heaven forbid, about to raise one finger at the camera!! They are so wriggly and so strong, I remember finding that really surprising having been fooled by sleeping infants of friends. You sound like you’re having a great time getting to know Ada.

  7. thea Comment Says:

    Those pictures are awesome. Be sure to save those to show someday as well! And of course the sweater is adorable — but really, Ada steals the show.

  8. julie Comment Says:

    Aww, even with all the action shots, she’s a cutie in her new sweater!!

  9. Susan Comment Says:

    So precious!

  10. Kristen Comment Says:

    Aw, I’m so glad she can wear it! She’s a cutie! My Gabriel was the same size as Ada at birth (same birth weight and everything, and his birthday is actually only 2 days after hers, just 11 years prior!) and he was a little wiggle bean, too. Happy as could be, but he never stopped moving around. I was shocked when the second one wasn’t all wiggle all the time. The good news is that happy wigglers seem to stay happy and active in my experience! And they get easier to photograph, too, until they reach an age where making faces is the funniest thing ever.

    Baby Ada is just the most lovely little thing! Thanks so much for the happy pictures!

  11. Sandy Comment Says:

    Happy baby pictures! Yea! Ada is just scrumptious as babies should be. Healthy and active is A Good Thing. Hopefully you are feeling as well!

  12. k Comment Says:

    eep! i somehow missed the arrival of Ada – she is so sweet, and congrats! also, wonderful looking cardigan, love the colours.

  13. Wendolene Comment Says:

    Ooh–so cute! Now I know why open-fronted sweaters are a must for little babies!

  14. Denise Comment Says:

    Those pictures are so awesome!!!I love action shots…Go Ada Go!!! What a little sweetheart…and the cardigan is cute too. Sorry I can’t say more about it. I’m to busy looking at that sweet face.

  15. Daphne Comment Says:

    She’s so sweet! Somebody here is snoozing to beat the band, trying to demonstrate that HE’s the most mellow baby ever. Now that I’ve wrestled him into a sweater, the sun’s out! Planning a Labor Day weekend visit–if you’re in town and have time, I’ll abandon all plans of *mailing* you stuff and hand it over to you in person. Let me know.

  16. Seanna Lea Comment Says:

    She is adorable even if she is fussing instead of staying all calm and pretty for the camera. I don’t really like cameras myself, so I can understand the sentiment (especially with the flash).

  17. karen Comment Says:

    (I think she is trying to get you to give her some espresso from the little espresso maker she is next to)

  18. balzac Comment Says:

    What a great set of baby pictures. Love the cardigan (and the model, of course).