Monday, August 13, 2007

Babies Taste of Chicken

I know shockingly little about babies. I have a general idea about where they come from and am aware that they are typically smaller than adults, but that's about. So I was a little flummoxed by the recent crop of coworker babies, but I knit for them anyway.

Baby #1 should be arriving any minute now and it will be receiving a little Mason Dixon Knitting sampler. That would be one baby genius burp towel and on bib o' love. I used leftover Sugar and Creme cotton from the bathmat stash that will never die. They turned out nicely, bright and baby friendly, washable, good stuff.

Baby #2 isn't due until Halloween but the shower was this past weekend so I had to get busy and finish the garter baby bonanza earlier than intended. That would be one Baby Surprise Jacket from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter Workshop and a matching set of Saartje's Booties. The jacket was one of the coolest patterns I've knit. It's more of a recipe than a precise pattern but it all worked out, even when it said "Hope you're still with me." I knit it while on family vacation, it was a nice and easy knit that turns into a weird little blob, but presto foldo... baby jacket. The booties are beyond cute, super adorable and all but I was a little frustrated with the fact that they took as long in finishing as they did to knit. How could something so small have so many ends to weave in. If I make these again I'll do a few modifications to reduce those.

Baby #3 is due sometime around the end of the year, but honestly that one may just get a pat on the head.


Blogger Kristin: Yarn & Order said...

Those booties make my ovaries hurt!

10:23 AM  
Anonymous s t a c i said...

Nice stuff! I really like the colorway you chose for the EZ jacket and booties. That's practically a winter coat for a Texas baby, huh?

5:03 PM  
Blogger Gina said...

I love the Baby Surprise jacket! So dang cute! I also love the Saartje's booties... which I knit in the round. Totally by accident, but it did make the finishing easier and reduced the number of ends, etc.

9:34 AM  
Anonymous kelp! said...

Love all the baby stuff! I'm always intrigued by the baby surprise jacket, I need to track down that book and knit one!

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Sarah Jackson said...

umm wow. All of it is gorgeous. Great work! Found you on Ravelry.

9:43 PM  
Anonymous susan said...

Nice wee knitting! I really like your color sense.

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Julia said...

Tag, you're it. Do it if you can.

8:58 AM  

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