Tuesday, January 6, 2015

More baby knitting

On my birthday I got an email from an old friend, Rebecca. We were best friends growing up, but she moved to America and we have kind of slipped out of contact. So she sent a birthday email and I responded, "how are you, what's news?". Well, she and her family have moved to Israel, and she's 37 weeks pregnant! Very exciting. When Bec had triplets five years ago, I made her three Bay Surprise Jackets. Obviously I want to make her something nice for this baby. She hasn't found out the sex, and I didn't want to make a cardigan where the buttons might be on the wrong side - I personally don't care, but she might (she probably won't but you never know). So, it had to be a jumper. Also, I've just knit two traditional baby cardigans, so something a little different. I found Ysolda's Wee Envelope and decided that was perfect. I'm knitting it in Bendigo Woolen Mills cotton, because Israel never gets really cold. I went down a needle size from what I used for the Twins' cardigans, and I'm loving the fabric I'm making.
   
Ysolda designed and knit this in a single day's knitting and, while it does seem like quite a quick knit it's going to take me more than a day. I guess having to do other things, like going to work, is cutting into my knitting time!

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