It’s a boy!

Little Odysseus was born December 4th, weighing in at 6 lbs 14 oz. We’re all doing well and enjoying the snuggly baby. Beatrix is especially proud to be a big sister. Exercise Before Knitting will not turn into a baby blog, I promise; however, I do have a couple of baby knits to share now that he’s here.

Little elf
Pattern: Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Brown Sheep Nature Spun Sport in Natural
Needles: US 1.5

The sweet little elf cap will fit for a week, but that’s OK, it was worth it. I will likely make him another one once he outgrows this.

Pattern: Seamless Baby Booties (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Berroco Ultra Alpaca in Winter White
Needles: US 2.5

Normally, I rather dislike knitting booties because of all the seaming. This seamless pattern is a definite win! I used worsted weight yarn and they’re a bit big for a newborn, but DK weight would surely fit. I will most certainly use this pattern again!

More baby photos over on Flickr.

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48 comments so far

  1. Melanie on

    Wonderful news!! Thank you so much for all the photos on flickr, too. Congrats and best wishes!

  2. Elizabeth on

    Congratulations, Elinor! Wee O is a sweetie, and I love his knits.

  3. Sharon G. on

    Congrats!!! He’s beautiful!!!

  4. sue on

    Congratulations on becoming a family of 4! He is so adorable and I dont mind one bit seeing pics of him modelling his handknits.

  5. Donna on

    Congratulations, Elinor – he’s a cutie!

  6. Kelsey on

    Congrats!! Great birth day! My son was born on the 4th also!! :)

  7. Gretchen on

    What a beautiful boy. I have been checking every day to see the pictures. Congratulations!

  8. Whitney on

    Congratulations! He is adorable, and I love the name!

  9. ruth on

    He is adorable. Enjoy, and throw in comments and pics of him in your blog. We have to have our baby fix.

  10. Dee Anna on


    I love the little cap.

  11. Heather on

    Congrats on the F.O.! He is adorable.

  12. Mandy on

    So very sweet in handknits.

  13. Theresa on

    Congratulations! He’s beautiful. And I’m really glad you like that seamless booties pattern because I just started a pair.

    Enjoy the snuggly baby. I can’t wait until mine arrives next month!

  14. Susan on

    Yay!! Congratulations!

  15. Clumsy Knitter on

    Congrats!!! Both the baby and the cap are super adorable. :)

  16. Chris on

    Congrats! That hat simply heightens his adorability quotient. :)

  17. Laura on

    Congratulations to all of you! Baby Odysseus looks remarkably photogenic already — with or without his sweet handknits.

  18. jill on

    DeLurking to send you hearty congratulations! My baby hunger just kicked in!

  19. Emily on

    What a great name, too! Congrats, and IMO baby knits are best shown off with a model inside. Keep ‘em coming!

  20. Sally on

    Congratulations again, Elinor!
    I emailed you a question yesterday regarding scheduling the exchange. Still working on it, but I want to make sure you get it while it still fits, and is weather appropriate.

  21. Karen S on

    Congratulations. What a beautiful boy!
    Love to see baby knits, especially when the model is so cute.

  22. tiinaf on


  23. Rachel on


  24. Holli on

    Blessings galore! What wonderful news.

  25. Emily on

    Congratulations! He’s adorable and I don’t mind seeing any knits he chooses to model for us :)

  26. amandacathleen on

    Congrats! he is adorable. Dec 4 is a great day for a birthday, but I maybe a bit biased since its my son Bryce’s birthday too. Such sweet baby knits too :)

  27. Eliza on

    Congratulations! He is adorable! (and I love his knits!)

  28. Lori on

    Congratulations!! He is so adorable and a fine model for baby knits!

  29. Ann on

    Congratulations. He so adorable wearing those gorgeous handknits.

  30. Dag on

    congratulations from the bottom of my heart!! he looks so sweet, so precious, and the little hat is just too cute!! what a happy and special holiday season!!

  31. Emily on

    Congrats!!! he is the sweetest!

  32. Alicia on

    Congrats! He’s adorable! Great knitwear model :)

  33. pat on

    Congratulations Elinor!
    and thank you for taking the time to give us a little peek :-)

  34. iknitipurl on

    Congratulations Elinor. He is a most amazing little thing.

  35. Lorette on

    Congratulations! He is gorgeous!

  36. Carolyn on

    Congratulations on your beautiful new addition! : )

  37. Karen on

    Wow! That is one cute baby! Congratulations.

  38. Imene on

    What a sweet baby. Congratulations!!!

  39. Christine on

    OH, he’s beautiful! And adorable in his little hat & booties. Best wishes to your family in 2010.

  40. larissa on

    Congratulations on your perfect little guy, E! He’s beautiful and he already looks fabulous in all your knits. Happy New Year to you!

  41. Wanda on

    Congratulations – Odysseus looks great in your knits! Happy New Year and hope to see you soon.

  42. Carrie on

    that little hat is totally adorable, and so is wee Odysseus. Congrats, Elinor!

  43. mary jane on

    Congratulations Elinor, what a precious wee Odysseus! Happy New Year to you all.

  44. Nik on

    Awesome and congrats! I like how he looks like he’s thinking in that second picture. Possibly about taking over the world…;D

  45. Rebekah on

    Congratulations! I love the baby cap, that is perfect for a newborn. and then your daughter can use it for her dolls

  46. Chloe on

    is With-y-us!

    Sorry that’s the closest I could get to an apropos rhyme!

    Never mind, he is gorgeous!

  47. Devon on

    He is gorgeous! Congratulations.

  48. Val. on

    He is the cutest little thing ever ! :)
    Congratulations !

    Il est trop mignon :)

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