Seems like forever since I blogged about my own knitting–and I’ve missed it. (Welcome back, me!) (OK, I know that was super uber dorky, but this is ME, remember.)
Anyway. Here I am, in my own place, still getting the layout tweaked and figuring out how the new software works…but it’s my-very-own, and I’m ready to play.
I think a nifty way to start this new blog is to introduce a brand new baby:
Meet my new niece, Delaney Caldwell Cepeda.
Delaney, being the niece of a knitter, is of course not allowed to reach her first birthday without some sort of yarnly gift. I didn’t manage to get anything knitted in time for her arrival, but now I have a couple of ideas…which probably means I’m going to either end up with a whack of UFOs and one totally amazing gift, or Delaney is going to end up with a closet stuffed with wee knitted things.
I have to restrain myself, however. Delaney lives in Alabama, where the need for wee knitted things is not that great. So as cute as they might be, I must turn mine eyes away from tiny thick woolly fair isles and cute cable-y goodies. I must think Light. I must think Lace.
I must think of all that humidity.
Fortunately, the first pattern I’ve fallen in love with is both light and lacy. It’s a little dress from the book Vintage Baby Knits by Kristen Rengren. I met Kristen at a book signing a couple of weeks ago at Lettuce Knit, and I guess I’m a sucker for vintage baby stuff, because I cooed over all her little sample garments like some sort of over-excited dove. And you know how sometimes you see a sample garment or a photo and you want to sit down Right There In The Shop and and cast on Right Then? That’s how I felt about this pattern and this yarn:
Yeah, baby. A little lace dress and Dream in Color Smooshy, which is my new BFF. I made a lace baby hat out of it in green, and then a lace shawl, and now I’m back at the Smooshy for this amazing little frock.
I managed to wait until I got home to wind the yarn into a little cake…and it immediately started becoming an exploding cake:
Yarn, it seems, must always have an Attitude.
So I scrabbled around the kitchen drawers until I found one of those nylon nets that fruit comes in and popped the cake right inside:
Voila. The knitting may now commenceth.
Now the best thing about wandering through my entire stash of baby patterns is…I have another niece on the way later this summer! So I totally have permission to coo over more ittle bittle baby togs for a while.
On to the knitting!