As promised here are photos of the baby cardigan that I finished this week for our future bout de chou. This was a good lesson in sweater construction for me and helped me get over my fear of sewing sweater parts. The pattern is from Knitting for two by Erica Knight which was graciously on long term loan to me from a good friend (Thanks, Ronica!!). I happened to have the yarn the pattern called for in my stash (don't you love when that happens?) and was able to finish little little pull de bébé in about two days time. The sewing took another couple days to make sure I got it right and then I had to find the perfect buttons to match. I ended up choosing some olive tree wooden buttons.
I have a skein and half left over so I intend on making matching booties. This baby will be rockin' Rowan at the maternité.
And yesterday we had an impromptu baby shower for a new little knotlet, Louise and I was finally able to gift her the cotton dress I finished a few weeks ago.
I used Plassard Gong 100% Cotton in a lovely aubergine color. And found some very cute print fabric at Ikea of all places for the shoulder straps. The pattern comes from Tricot pour les Bébés and this was my first successful French pattern I've knit to date.
The knitting bug has come back and I've found a new love for knitting baby clothes. So, question to the knitters out there what baby patterns are you or have you knit lately? I'm thinking about getting this book because I have such easy access to Debbie Bliss yarns here in Paris. I'm heading state side in about three weeks and will be looking for some sweet new yarns while I'm home. What new yarns are you into these days?
Happy Sunday everyone! The hubby and I are going to have a Devil wears Prada afternoon, hope the movie is as fun as the book was. :) Um... so much for the movie! We ended up eating a lesisurely lunch and napping in. So, Happy Lazy Sunday to all!