It's finished! It's been gifted! Now I can post about it. The above photo is an accurate representation of the colour. The rest of the pictures are way too pink.
P.S: Love my 'made by m' tags.
It's a 3-month-old size, just in time for the winter. It does look super adorable. The 4 ply merino dreamtime yarn by Patons is an absolutely delight. So soft and squishy. Just like babies.
It's a slashneck sweater with a button fastening. The sleeves are apparently long, but how long are the arms of a baby? I don't know. The lace pattern matches up perfectly when sewn with mattress stitch. If you haven't got into seaming with mattress stitch, you don't know what you're missing. I must admit, it's much easier after you can 'read' your knitting and know exactly what stitch you are working on. This was made to the pattern, no changes or additions.
The pattern is from a Patons book Patons #1271, Modern Classic Baby Knits. It a really cute little book. I've made both the fern lace patterns (see the first one on Ravelry here). If I have to make yet another baby thing, it might be the bolero...
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Yes, I was listening Simon & Garfunkel's Bridge Over Troubled Water today. Baby Driver is a great song.
I finished this baby romper last night, finally seamed together and all buttons attached. It's pretty adorable. First time knitting an i-cord and it was successful! I really like it as a technique. I was always scared of i-cords. No idea why. They are very simple. And looks so neat and professional as a waist tie.
I smashed out the back piece of this in one evening. It was a slow Saturday afternoon and evening, I binged watch The Bletchley Circle on Stan. Before I knew it, I had the back of a baby romper.
Yarn is Patons Dreamtime Merino, 4 ply in Dark Blue. The buttons were standard Beutron shank pearlised white buttons from my stash. This pattern needs a whopping 8 buttons.
The main problem with this little gorgeous number was the yarn requirement. The pattern says 2 balls. I did a swatch and knitted to perfect tension. I also made sure my yarn tails were not too long and used Russian Joins to make sure I got the most out of the yarn. AND I RAN OUT! Crisis. I had only the front left shoulder band, front neckband, and all seams to go. Needless to say, I was cranky. Luckily my local Spotlight still had the same colourway in stock. Crisis averted. But it means I only used a few meters from the new ball. What shall I do with the remaining yarn?
Has a pattern ever lied to you before about yarn required?
On Wednesday, my lovely asked if I could knit a gift for a baby. This baby is the offspring of one of his mates and will be turning 1. The party is on Saturday.
I started a beanie pattern that I bought on Ravelry and it was a disaster. The lace pattern was all over the shop, the sizing was super weird. I didn't like it at all. It was also very dense knitting (4ply on 3mm needles). Was taking forever and the pattern was sub-par.
I ripped it back on Thursday and planned to make a hat that I had previously made for my "niece". Checked the pattern. Only for newborn, 3 months, 6 months and 9 months old. This kid was turning 1. Darn! So I have been zen navigating my way though the CO numbers, increases above the band, and the length of the hat. As least it will hopefully be a bit too big. Or I hope this kid has lots of hair!
The yarn is 4 Seasons, Merino, 4ply in a delicious off-white-vanilla-creme-latte colour. A lovely neutral. Not to mention, it came from my stash. Win! I am passed the halfway point but must finish it tonight for the party tomorrow.
The colour in this picture is too washed out and grey. It's closer to the first picture. I just really like the simple texture of this hat with the decreasing spaces of knit and purl stitches as it grows. It is a knitted rectangle that gets sewn down the sides to create sort of ears. It's super cute. I love it.
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Hello! Welcome to my little tiny corner space of the internet. My name is M. It's actually Emma, but that feels a bit too Jane Austen for me. I love knitting and sewing. Mostly for myself, but I have been known to knit things for family members, family members babies, and on occasion, my man.
Let me explain how Showgirl Boring came about. I have been a dancer for many years now. After moving to Sydney (after living in the Gong my whole life), I fell into community theatre. We were doing a production of Monty Python's Spamalot. I was a showgirl. At the end of the run, the production team gave us all "amusing" names. I am a sensible non drinker, non smoker, non drug taker. Therefore deemed Showgirl Boring. It just stuck. And now I almost like it.
One sister-in-law is having a baby, due in December. Other sister-in-law has recently had a baby. A friend of mine (from Spamalot!) is having a baby. So many baby things to knit!
I am working on the Baby Romper for the Spam baby. A cute little pattern from Patons Book #1320.
Knitter. Home seamstress. Dance Teacher.