Two Fridays ago I went back to my old workplace for the retirement of one of the big bosses, and I bumped into Katrina, my last manager there - who had a bump of her own. She said she was off on parental leave next Friday. I didn't give it much thought, but then i bumped into my boss from one of my previous roles, and he's had another baby. I actually new that, and wasn't surprised when he pulled out his phone to show me a photo. I was quite pleased when the new baby was wearing the Snug that I made for the first baby, in 2013. That got me thinking, and I decided to knit a baby jumper for Katrina. I had two weeks, which should have been plenty, but In also wanted to get the Gloamin-tide clue finished first.
Anyway, I knit a Drops pattern, which came out very cute. It did have about a thousand ends, but I think it's worth it.
I had the perfect buttons, but after I started sewing them on I realised I had six buttons, and seven button holes. After deciding that I really couldn't just leave the bottom one off I used these, from Liberties of London, that I bought on our 2012 trip
I love knitting baby jumpers, they are just so cute, and also a really great way of using up left overs - this one used the Scottish yarn from Leon's winter set, and some left over Buachalle. I will try to knit a couple in advance to keep on hand, since I really do love giving baby jumpers, and sometimes, like this, time, there is not a lot of warning - for me at least. presumably the parents know what is going on.