I had to share this Muumi Sleep Sack my mom knit for Co-pilot before he totally outgrows it! Spring is just about here in Canada, but this knit sleep sack is still going to be in use for a few more months before the really warm weather starts. If you don't know Muumi(Moomin) you can see these cartoon characters here. They are a very popular Finnish storybook/cartoon character and many of us Finns have grown up with them and still love them as adults. :)
My mom has this old Novita issue with a pattern for a Muumi sweater which was the basis for the design. I love the little hearts between the Muumipeikkos (Moomintrolls). There are a total of eight Muumis on his sleep sack. I asked her to make an opening at the bottom for easy diaper changes and snaps at the shoulders as well. All the openings are simply done with a garter stitch. The colours were chosen based on the colours of Little Pilot's nursery which is now shared by both boys. The wool is one of my favourite baby yarns: Debbie Bliss' Baby Cashmerino.
This is how we have been using it for his outdoor naps. Co-pilot is wearing his "bunny suit" which is actually a teddybear knit hat and a one piece wool romper (not sure why my mom dubbed it a "bunny suit" and why all of us call it that as well?!), his down bunting and the Muumi sleep sack on top. This picture is from a couple of months ago and I can't believe how much he's grown already!
We have plans to convert this sleep sack into a blanket for Co-pilot when he outgrows it by opening it up and adding some length. I love it too much and want Co-pilot to use it as long as possible. I can't share the Muumi pattern on this site due to copyright, but if you have access to the Novita pattern and would like specifics on how we made it into our sleep sack feel free to leave a comment or email me. I'll happily share the modifications we made with you.
I hope you love my mom's knitting as much as I do! She is really super talented and my knitting skills don't even come close to hers. I am so blessed to have her help me out with all my creative ideas. Have you tried using a sleep sack with your baby? Has anyone made you or your baby something that you will never part with? For me, many of my babies' handknits will be next to impossible to part with!
P.S. Just in case you are hoping to see more design/DIY projects - I am working on getting a few projects up soon!