well, I barely dare say it...but the baby knitting for 2010 is finally complete!
This little one is for Baby M, born late October. I used the Baby Ruched Cardigan pattern (available on the net here) and some lovely squishy Zarina that was gifted to me from one of the women in my SnB group.
It is such a great pattern - top down, no seams, and knits up quickly on 3.75mm needles. I've made it in the 3-6m size, and am hoping it will be just the right size once the weather starts to cool next year. The garter stitch yoke makes it very stretchy and accommodating, so I'm sure that when it's needed, it will fit!
This is some knitabulous yarn from one of the yarn clubs I purchased last year. The greens are so rich and move deliciously through the hues, especially when knitted up in garter stitch.
I modified the body, making it shorter and substituting an eyelet pattern instead of the ruching. I also shortened it considerably and added a big girly frill
The buttons are from my stash - I've been saving these since before my daughter was born, and they went perfectly with this little bolero...I'm a sucker for a little floral button, I have to say
now...can I please have a big rest from baby knitting? Please?! As much as I love it, it feels like all I've done this year given my time constraints and the sheer number of babies born within my circle of family and friends!
I am looking forward to some long-planned bigger projects, including some big warm jumpers for both Lily and I for next winter, and the notebook is already filling up with ideas for my Red Hill Show entries!!