You’ve been far more productive than I of late, but I finally have a couple of finished objects to show. The Shibui onesy turned out pretty cute, I think, though I wonder if the bloomers really need to be as big as the pattern claims. Given that they are knit, I’m thinking they could be scaled back a bit. I’ll wait and see how this fits an actual baby before I knit it again. It took me almost exactly one month and about 2.2 skeins of Shibui sock yarn. Needles – US 1 and 3. The pattern is published by Shibui.
This was a fun knit – a simple top-down pattern, plenty of stockinette to make it a good carry-around project and yet some interesting construction bits, too. A bit fussy to finish – lots of button bands, leg bands, collar, but it all went well enough. Next time I think I will try to remember to do some increases in the back of the collar and to bind it off very loosely – it wants to flip up a bit – but as it will be on the back of a baby who is likely spending a lot of time lying down, I don’t think I’ll fret over this one. The yarn is very enjoyable to knit – springy, cohesive, great colors. Not as wonderful as Claudia hand-paint, but very nice indeed.
Finishing this one up inspired me to search my button box for buttons to finish off the long-languishing Elizabeth Zimmermann baby surprise jacket that I started (and finished knitting) probably about 2 years ago. Gee, that felt good to have done! I’m not 100% delighted with the yarn, which was an acrylic blend I acquired at some time or other, but it is nice to have a handknit baby item available for gifting and I think the white buttons freshen it up nicely.
And not as gorgeous as the raspberries, but also something that makes me happy – Wilson wearing the new Chuck Taylor All-Star hightops that Jenny got him for Father’s Day. Aren’t they cute (J & W, I mean, though the shoes are, too)?
Not as cute as your bear, perhaps, but still pretty cute.