So I tried to knit bootees for Andrew for his upcoming baptism, which would match the hat I knit but may not use since it will be August and hot. I tried a pattern I found on Ravelry, which resembles mary jane shoes, but I thought maybe in white with blue buttons would look more male-like. After one bootee attempt, I think this pattern will not work for him. Not only does it look too girly to me, I used larger needles with the intention of making a bigger than newborn bootee size. The bootee came out gigantic. Plus, tyring to get socks on the wee one is a big enough challenge with all the kicking. Trying to button on bootees will be ridiculous. So, I am tossing out this idea and sticking with plain white socks for the service and bare feet the rest of the day, since that is just cuter in my opinion.
I am slowly making progress on one of the twins' baby blankets. My sister is really ready to pop any day now, but the babies will have to make due with just their hats until I get both blankets done. I haven't photographed the baby girl blanket, but will soon.
Andrew is not so sure about his new car seat yet. He was just too heavy to carry in the infant seat anymore, so I sadly put it aside for his new super big boy car seat. After much research and recommendations, I got him the Recaro Signo convertible seat, which means that for now he can still sit rear-facing until he is bigger and over one year old. Getting him in and out of the seat is still awkward, but the seat seems really comfortable and he did fall asleep in it last night on our way to a birthday dinner.