Interstellar Adventures

August 16, 2006

Knitting Pretty

Filed under: Family & Friends,Hobbies — by InterstellarLass @ 8:33 am

Since I finished my last baby project, I’ve since found out two more people I know are expecting babies. My good friend M, and my boss. Both are due at around the same time in December, so if I want to not be knitting till 3 am the night before their baby shower, I decided I’d better get started.

My friend M is a dear. She was my client at an old job, and we quickly became friends. This is going to be her first baby, and she is super excited. She’s an aunt four times over, and I know she’s going to be a fantastic mommy! She also went to the shower where the Anouk pinafore was the gift, so she knows what type of gift she’s getting. She’s expecting a boy, so I’ve selected a sweet little cardigan and a personalized baby blanket. I’ve got the back and two front panels of the cardigan complete. But, this yarn is fuzzy and it’s difficult to see my stitches, so before I do any more, I’m going to need help from my yarn store. So, I’ve started on the blanket for now. Basic stitches, no color joins, and I don’t have to think that hard while I do it. Perfect.

For my boss, I’ve selected a pattern I found on a bl*g. The instructions are written very well, and I think this came out so lovely. Except I chose blues and greens for my stripe pattern. I’m really crossing fingers on this one because of the color choice and the fact that I could not find the yarn specified. I found something that should knit up to gauge, but you never know!

P.S. I was really hoping for a girl for M, because I wanted to make this. That, and M has tons of hair. It’s gorgeous and thick and she has all kinds of hair toys. I was picturing a mini-M in my mind! If you know anyone with a baby girl on the way, clue me in, k? I think it’s just too sweet and too darling.


  1. Those look awesome and fun to do. You are so talented.

    I am still working on my socks, kinda. They are sitting there looking at me. I did get the heel turned… I have way too many projects going on.

    Comment by nancy — August 16, 2006 @ 9:00 am |Reply

  2. Cute stuff! I’m craft challenged.

    And is it me or is the world exploding with babies?

    Comment by Gypsy — August 16, 2006 @ 12:34 pm |Reply

  3. Oh wow. My hub’s grandmother knitted all kinds of stuff for our girls when they were born. My mom made the girls dresses and quilts. Everything they made, I still have in boxes, tucked away for.. either their babies or for the memories!
    (the quilts are still in use).
    Nancy’s right, you are so talented!

    Comment by Laura — August 16, 2006 @ 1:13 pm |Reply

  4. I think the most special gifts I received when I was pregnant were the hand made ones. I still have the crocheted(sp) snow suit my aunt made me..yes, a snow suit…lol

    Comment by KaraMia — August 16, 2006 @ 1:40 pm |Reply

  5. Well I gotta give you props, I tried knitting once, for about a week and gave up. I sucked. Oh well, you got the talent. That cardigan looks so cute (will you use the same colors?), and that baby project you did was adorable. Happy knitting! 🙂

    Comment by Kate — August 16, 2006 @ 3:28 pm |Reply

  6. I love knitting I just don’t seem to be any good at it!

    Comment by Claire — August 16, 2006 @ 3:58 pm |Reply

  7. Yea, that little girl sweater is verrry cute! You are so much more motivatd that me. I was going to make some candles tonight for a gift for a friend’s party on Friday. I got the stuff out, brought it outside and sat there and looked at it. I just don’t have the motivation. I need a nap.

    Comment by Carnealian — August 16, 2006 @ 7:09 pm |Reply

  8. Good stuff Lass! I wish I had that kind of talent. I am soooo awful at knitting.

    Comment by MommaK — August 16, 2006 @ 8:51 pm |Reply

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