My brother and SIL are having a baby girl in April, so I am trying hard to knit things. After extensive searching, I think I have enough patterns. Now I just need time to MAKE them. I’ve already finished two baby dresses, which are shown under Finished Projects, and I’ve been working steadily on a Dalegarn pattern with Baby Ull yarn. It’s a sweater with hat and booties. I’ve got the hat and one bootie done, and I’m bogged down on the sweater. It’s made with size 2 needles! Argh. Here’s how it looks so far:
One of the other doctors at work is also having a baby girl, so I am looking for things to make for her as well. I might give her the hat and booties that are being blocked. I’m not sure yet. I need advice from someone who knows the approximate size or a newborn. Or better yet, a baby model. In the meantime, I am attempting to make a baby hairpin lace blanket with Lionbrand Homespun Baby yarn without any pattern. It seems too coarse so I’m considering starting over. I just can’t decide. Here is what it looks like so far:
My mom’s birthday was in February. I asked her if I could make her a sweater. She agreed, so I am making a simple ecru sweater with Rapture yarn. Rapture is half wool, half silk. It’s neat, fluffy, shiny stuff. I am worried that the sweater won’t turn out, that it’ll be too thick to look good, or too small. So far the guage is working out. I am doing the back section and I’m almost to the armpit. So I’ve actually gotten a good bit done.
This is what the pattern looks like: this
I solemnly swear to work on these projects before starting anyone new ones. This week. Also, I’m trying to make these pictures bigger and it’s not working. I should ask about that.