Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bootie Call

Or maybe it should be "Baby Call." Got your attention though. So with the coming of spring seems to also be the arrival of babies, and Matthew's beloved OT is having her first, so I happily started knitting. I picked up two skeins of this lovely Angel Baby DK from The Yarn Stash and started off by knitting my favorite baby sweater pattern, the Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman.

I made one last year for my editor and the sweater became "the one we always reached for." Her words, not mine.

This one, which I knit much more confidently--because despite having complete faith in EZ, there is a flicker of doubt that runs through your mind when you read her instructions and have that "huh?!" moment. I knew it actually works as long as you faithfully keep track of your stitch count and your decrease/increase points. I only frogged back once.

This Angel Baby yarn knit up perfectly at 6 stitches to an inch on Size 3 circs and is perfectly baby soft. I think white is a great color for baby stuff because most of the time the spit up barely shows. And the yarn is machine washable, which makes it very mom friendly, or rather, spit up friendly.

The best part was having enough leftover to knit a pair of Mary Jane Baby Booties. Believe it or not, these are my first pair of booties. I was "oohing" and "ahhing" the whole time I was knitting these, which was like 2 hours total, and wishing I had another little one. But of course, an entire night of sleeping without interruption snapped me out of that foolishness.

I think the new arrival will look pretty as a picture and boy will we all miss "Kris Bounce" as she is known around our house, now that she's off to the joys of motherhood. Kris, thank you for all you done for Matthew.


Toni said...

Ha! Ha! Ok, truly one of the best titles for a blog post ever!

mikeslittlesis said...

I love this - the yarn looks great!

tiennie said...

How adorable!