I love babies. And I love knitting. Put the two together, and it’s just dreamy. When my friend had her baby last month and it was a girl, I knew I had to knit her something dreamy and pink… but not TOO pink! I have heard tell of the avalanche of pink things that baby girls get as gifts. So I set about to create the sweetest little sweater…
Get this girl some clothes! (Heath is SUCH A BABY FREAK!)
I have quite the collection of baby knits books, so finding a quick-knit sweater that would work with yarn in my stash took a little bit. I settled on the Mo-Mo Kimono in “Pipsqueak Knits” (such a great title!) by Jil Eaton. Get a copy of it here. I used two strands of sock yarn: a self-striping color, and a pink. I wish I could tell you which yarns they are! I think one of them was a cotton/soy blend. Anyway, I test-knitted a sample to check for sizing, and when I figured out it would work, off I went. Here’s the finished product:
Yummmm. Baby knits are the greatest because they are so fast! It’s sad that they outgrow them so quick, but they can be passed down, or kept as keepsakes 🙂 And Shan, you do whatever you want with that sweater! When I sent it to her, I knew it wouldn’t fit until the fall (which, with a June baby, that’s a good thing!) However, we’re having the strangest cold snap up in our neck of the woods, and this morning I got the best pic ever:
Oh, I just want to chew on those cheeks! I can’t believe that it fits her already. I am secretly hoping that this cold spell lasts a bit 🙂 maybe I’ll get a few more snaps of her!!!