Sunday, August 03, 2008

The inevitable

Yep. Baby knitting. While I got a good start with the First Coat, there was more to be done. There still is lots more to be done! What could be better than having a baby at the start of winter?!
Unfortunately, the next item off the needles was intended as baby knitting, but turned out to be toddler knitting. Friends came last weekend with their lovely daughter, who just turned one, and it would be big on her. But I love it, and I think it will be really useful - the Baby Surprise Jacket.
Knitted on 5.5mm needles with lovely Gedifra Fashion Colour in an excellent blue/brown combination. It is a wool/acrylic blend, but it looks nice still in garter stitch and should wash well I hope. I don't know how the leather buttons will hold up, but who could say no!!! I think they are so cute. Anyway, I'm now prepared for the future.
There have been a few other things on the needles which have escaped the camera for one reason or other, but I started this yesterday, and I think it is looking cool.

It is the Green Zebra Baby Sweater from Dove Knits (Ravelry link), knit in some fairly nasty Sirdar snuggly acrylic and some fairly gorgeous Colinette Cadenza in Slate. I think the Cadenza would pool alot if you were knitting it in broader blocks of colour, but its ok for this purpose. And kinda jazzes up the baby blue.It is good fun, despite all the stocking stitch, as I am trying to conquer my intarsia issues, as well as learn jogless striping (for the arms). And it is quick, because it is all knit in one piece (no seaming! Yay!) So, hopefully I'll have another (more appropriately sized) knit to show you soon.
And finally, a bump picture (26 weeks this one), in front of our so-far-so-good tomatoes:

1 comment:

riggwelter said...

Lovely baby knitting. Your bump is so neat...I balloon out everywhere!