Monday, July 27, 2009

Baby Things

There were two baby girls born to friends in June. What with the wedding and everything I am a bit behind on new arrivals presents... however both of these are now firmly "in progress"

(February) Baby Sweater on two needles by Elizabeth Zimmerman
February Baby Sweater
Having knit the adult version for myself, I thought this would be the perfect use for my first skein of "useable" handspun. I ran out of yarn shortly after this point - I think I cast on too many stitches under the arms, but never mind. I have found some matching cream yarn in my stash and I've added a garter stitch band at the bottom and will do the same on the arms. It *should* be an ok garment when I've finished.... however I'm not sure it will be good enough to gift to the other knitter who it was intended for!


Knit in a sock weight bamboo blend yarn (Caber from the Yarn Yard) this should be a perfect summer/autumn cardigan for baby Laura. I just adore the vintageness of this pattern - in fact I am contemplating knitting one for me in an aran weight - just like the February Lady Sweater. I was undecided about sleeves for this one - but after consulting with various mothers of small people it seems that sleeves are most definitely in order. Knit on 2.5mm needles, this is a labour of love, but hopefully I will get it finished before this little girl is too big for it.


Kate said...

Eep! Tiny person! :-D

Still want to knit a Lucille myself, but so many other things to make before time runs out!

Dawn said...

You're very brave, holding a little one that close to your dress!

I like sleeves on this, but little vests are also very practical - good for overheating and a quicker knit!

Anna said...

They look gorgeous. I think the colours work really well. And you look amazing in your dress with the little one!

Bryony Ramsden said...

Awww, you look a natural :D And that's just in the baby knitting! ;)

picperfic said...

Ruth you look stunning! Radiant and look so good with ababy to snuggle too! I have added that little pattern to my ever growing rav queue!