Interstellar Adventures

May 5, 2006

Not just any gift

Filed under: Hobbies — by InterstellarLass @ 12:37 pm

Gift registries are nice and all, and of course, first-time mothers certainly need a lot of things, but I’m bored with onsies and blankets and whatnot. So, when I got my invitation to a shower for one of my girlfriends, I knew that I wasn’t going to be visiting one of her registries.

I hunted online for the pattern. There are lots of sites that feature free patterns, most including pictures. One of the sites, has a lot of patterns that I’ve never tried before. Some are a little outlandish, others not what I was looking for at the time.

Until last week. After searching for some time, I ventured back to Knitty. And I found it. Anouk. I booked it tout de suite to my local yarn store, pattern in hand, and picked my materials. They didn’t have the yarn for which the pattern called, but King Tut cotton would substitute nicely.

I’ve had to go in twice for a little assistance, and I had to look up the three-needle bind-off as that’s a new technique for me. I’m currently working on the pockets. I tried the Intarsia method on the patterns, but I couldn’t get it. So, I’m going to duplicate stitch it this time.

And, I’ve got enough yarn left in the pocket colors that I’m going to make a hat and some baby Mary Janes.

Pictures will be posted! Now, if I don’t run out of time…shower is at 3 pm tomorrow!


  1. I’m all for personal, original gifts! That will really be special for the mom-to-be!

    Okay, I’m waiting for pics!

    Comment by abbynormal — May 5, 2006 @ 1:42 pm |Reply

  2. That sounds like an awesome gift. That would be way more fun to receive than onesies. Nice job!

    Comment by Jolynn — May 5, 2006 @ 4:55 pm |Reply

  3. When both of my girls were born, I kept every gift that my hub’s grandmother and his aunts made for them.
    All the crocheted little baby caps and knitted sweaters and socks, I cleaned and saved for them. Someday (if it’s in good condition!) they’ll have little heirloom pieces to give to their own kids.

    So really, I think the gift you’re making right now is the best kind there is! Can’t wait to see the picts!

    Comment by Laura — May 5, 2006 @ 9:13 pm |Reply

  4. That sounds a great gift!

    Comment by Jean-Luc Picard — May 6, 2006 @ 5:01 am |Reply

  5. Oh, that is the cutest thing I have ever seen! Your friend is very lucky to have you!

    Comment by Lucinda — May 6, 2006 @ 5:54 pm |Reply

  6. That is a really nice idea. It’s really personal!

    Comment by serendipity — May 8, 2006 @ 9:25 am |Reply

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