Thursday, August 31, 2006
My Heart Is Breaking!
I've been dying to knit up the kimono but there are no babies in my life at the moment. Then, last week, I found out that the new guy at my job was having a baby. Still, it didn't even dawn on me but when I won the baby pool, a lightbulb went off. I took the money I won, went and bought some achingly soft Blue Sky Cotton and went to town. Of course there's WAY more than I need for the kimono in the two skeins (one's definitely not enough) so a pair of booties were in order. I still have a bit left and may make a hat but I wanted to get this to him asap. Are you just dying?! Makes my womb ache.
My first buttonhole bag was made with 'scrap', just to see how it would turn out. Fugly, of course but it gave me confidence to make another. Here's the final result (I think I'll felt it one or two more times though):
To Gina P: I didn't modify the gauge. I thought I'd have to because the yarn looks so much thicker than normal worsted but my gauge swatch knit up perfectly and it seems to be just the right size for a newborn.
To Heather: It's Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in Kiwi (60% New Zealand Wool, 40% Domestic Wool) - $5/skein at my LYS.
To Everyone: Thanks for all the kind words!!