If you're the kind of person who procrastinates by perusing Friends' Activity on Ravelry (um, not I can be found doing that, like daily, or anything) , you might also be the person who makes up little stories based on what's faved & queued. And if you are that person, and you're my Friend, you might be thinking "what's up with the spike in queuing baby knits?!"
An Aviatrix Hat for a neighbor last week. I LOVE this pattern. It's a 3 hour knit.
Baby sweaters&baby booties &little hats & blankets ? Me with the 18 and 21 yr old sons? What's the deal?
Meet Zoe Valentina, born last Saturday 1-21-12, my....wait for it...granddaughter ! To answer the questions possibly crossing your mind: yes, she is amazing. yes, I am very young to be a granny. The older one. With us. Nope, they get up, not us. Have I knit a mountain of adorable tiny things for her? um..wellll....
Not exactly. I finished this hat. The adorable coordinating booties came out sized for a 1 year old. While they (the parents, not the too-big-booties) were in labor, I knit a newborn size booty but not yet its mate. There are 2 partially finished blankets, and plans for much much more. I don't know what happened-partly too many other knitting commitments, partly not as much knitting time as usual, partly superstition.
Fortunately her great grandma, my mom, came through with beautiful knits: sweaters and hats and this fabulous and already much used cocoon. It is going to become my go-to baby gift knit, it's just so useful and sweet.
Pretty sure this is the pattern she used, and though I was with her when she bought the yarn, I can't remember anything except we were at Kitschy Stiches and it's superwash. The matching hat is too big....but she'll get there.
Late night with uncle and slightly sulking American Bulldog.