Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Sweet Baby Sweaters

The finishing roll continues around here with two new sweaters for the bean.

Pattern: February Baby Sweater from EZ's Knitter's Almanac
Yarn: Mirasol Contani - just over 3 skeins
Needles: Sz 8 Clover bamboo circulars and dpns
Dates: Um, May-July 2008
Mods: I put the stitches for the sleeves on waste yarn, finished knitting the body and went back and knit the sleeves in the round - much better!
Thoughts: This seemed to drag for a while, but it went very fast when I actually worked on it. It is very cute and has adorable sheepy buttons too!

Pattern: Provence Baby Cardigan from Classic Elite
Yarn: Classic Elite Provence
Needles: Sz 6 Clover bamboo circulars
Dates: May or June-July 2008
Mods: none
Thoughts: I did pick up too many stitches for the button bands, so they flare a bit, but I can live with it. This is very cute, and will hopefully fit the babe around Easter time.

I've nearly finished another sweater (needs ribbon) and one that just needs a sleeve, so more are on their way! I've also got two pairs of socks almost done and a pair of slippers. And an adult sweater that just needs one sleeve and finishing.

I debated joining the Ravelypics (or however they are spelling it), in WIP wrestling, but I don't want to commit, 'cause then I won't get anything done! I don't think I can get the WIPs down to 10 before the babe's arrival, but it will be close.

I've got very cute baby gifts to post pictures of - the sweeties at my LYS threw me a shower on Sunday, and I was spoiled. I hopefully will get pictures of them tomorrow, if it doesn't rain. (But I am hoping for rain, so fingers crossed!)

Things here are good beyond that - the nursery is nearly done (pics when it is), we bought a new car - pictures soon. I have my 33.5 week check-up tomorrow - everything has been fine so far - she's not headdown yet, so I'm nervous about getting her turned around so I don't have to have a c-section. I know I have a few weeks yet, but I'll be talking to the doctor about when she needs to be ready to go before we have to make that decision. I'm trying not to melt (It has been 100-107 here the last 17 days or something crazy like that), and I'm trying to get all my ducks in a row for the first few weeks of school, and then having stuff ready for the sub. Crazy!

OK, this has turned into a novel - oh, but for those who have been asking - she is due September 20. More knitting soon!


  1. The bean is going to be so well-dressed! Both sweaters are adorable. Hope she gets herself turned around and ready to meet the world!

  2. Anonymous7:15 AM

    Adorable sweaters! Don't worry about her, she'll be fine. You have plenty of time for her to turn paranoid mama! :)

  3. Those are absolutely gorgeous sweaters!!! The buttons are adorable.

  4. Too cute. She's ready to face the world with handknits, for sure.

  5. Anonymous7:19 PM

    Cute sweaters!!

  6. My OB says they don't worry unless the babe is still head-up at 37 weeks. You have time. Also, they can try to turn her from the outside, so you wouldn't necessarily need a section. I understand your nervousness, though.

    Lovely knits, little mama! You're rockin' those FOs!

  7. Both sweaters are darling, but I especially like the Provence, and the button band looks just fine--it has a feminine touch.