i knit for my child
because otherwise i would
have no excuses.
In this special episode of baby fashion show, Del models his awesome present from graphic designer friend Nikki, and the super cozy new pants handknit by yours truly. Be amazed!
For the knitters, the details:
Pattern: b20-10 Knitted Pants by Drops Design (free pattern on Ravelry)
Yarn: Merino 5 by Crystal Palace Yarns, superwash, royal blue. This yarn is insanely wonderful to work with – stretchy, cushy, soft. I will knit with this a lot!
This year will definitely stand out in my memory in all its fullness, more so than most other years of my life. Not because no other year contains momentous events – certainly they do. But this particular year encompassed one of the most transformative events and that event took almost the entire year to accomplish. While pregnancy and Del’s birth were huge parts of this year, there were other wonderful things!
A few highlights:
We went to a baseball game courtesy of my office. We had great seats, but alas, neither of us are really baseball fans. It was fun to hang out with co-workers, eat hot dogs and enjoy the summer night though.
Three generations of Walls men.
Katie Jett Walls, wife and mother.
Little romper, knit from sock-weight washable wool on freaking tiny needles (size 0!). This one took FOR.EV.ARRR.
But, it’s pretty adorable, bright turquoise and waiting for gender specific buttons when we know what Redbean is. (The orange safety pins you see are temporary.) I don’t think I could have gotten this done if not for 10 hours of flying to and from San Diego for a work trip in September. I’m glad this one is finally done! The pattern is Pepita by Martina Behm, via Ravelry. Thanks, as always, to the ladies of Looped Yarn Works for helping set me up!
Zach just keeps saying “I hope it’s a cold winter…”
Pattern. Those are not the buttons you see in the photo, they’re just place marker safety pins. I’m waiting till we know whether Redbean is a boy or a girl before I choose buttons for this sweater.
Pattern. Those are little oval shaped wooden buttons on one shoulder and down the side. The sweater opens up one side so you don’t have to pull it over the baby’s head.
I was knitting with the comers to Looped Yarn Works last Thursday when the shopkeeper announced summer cotton blend yarns going on sale at 30% regular price. I needed to reserve funds for our New York trip that weekend but come Tuesday I was there, armed with a couple of simple baby sweater patterns, to purchase some yarn. I left set for three sweaters that, due to an overbuy of one yarn, is now enough for four sweaters. Sweater one came off the needles and got finished tonight – just four days after casting it on. From a free pattern called Filipe by Joji Locatelli, I adapted it slightly by choosing a different color for the top ribbing. I love the green and gray together. Just need a little pair of gray pants and a comfy onesie underneath for early spring or winter indoor wear. I have plenty more of the green, along with a cream in the same yarn, so plan to make the same pattern in a green and cream stripe next time around. I leave the other yarns I bought to be a surprise for future posts!