So as I mentioned before, there is a bit of a baby boom going on with my sister's friends, but when I heard that one friend in particular was expecting I broke down and started planning out baby knits. While I really like this friend, she is also a guinea pig, a test to see what sort of knitting I want to do for the impending baby boom amongst my friends (who are still in the wedding boom phase).
This was the first item I finished and I'm quite pleased with the Legwarmies pattern by Alana Dakos of Never Not Knitting (and more recently Coastal Knits fame). It is the kind of item I probably could have figured out on my own, but this was just easier. I have finished up all the baby knits and you will be seeing them over the next couple of days.
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Project Name: Forest Baby Legwarmies
Recipient: Forest Baby (this is a nickname Carla and I came up for this baby because the family lives in a cute little cabin in the forests of Carling Township)
Yarn: KnitPicks Felici Sport in Recess (a 2011 Color)
- Knit TAAT (Two At A Time) - That way there was just knitting, no counting
- Extra Long - I wanted to use up most of the single ball I had
- Elasticized Cuff - I followed the instructions on TECHknitter (who if you haven't read her before, go now, she is awesome) and used some tan colored knitters elastic I got at my local sewing store.
- Elasticized Cuff - I can't see myself doing this for socks, but I would consider it in a beret or two that sack out too quick.
- Yarn- This was my first disappointing experience with Felici, the ball had a disgusting join and big jump in color. This is the first time this has happened to me. I ended up cutting out a big section and using a magic knot (scroll down to find the video, I didn't want to link straight to YouTube because I find it startling when videos autoplay when I open a link) I reattached the colors, however I wasn't thinking and I ended up making the green section too long. I decided it didn't matter as the kid would never notice and mismatched stripes are kinda cute. I know this happens with yarn, and I am not going to freak out over it, I have tons of Felici in my stash that is totally fine so this was a fluke ball.
- Pattern- The pattern was fine, it is the kind of thing I could have figured out myself, but it was nice having a pattern, also it was a good starting point for sizing as I have never really been around infants.
Re-Knit?: Very likely, this along with the Baby Vertabrae, which will be published tomorrow, are in the running for my go-to baby gift knitting, however there is another good contender, the Tourmaline Set, which is finished and will be up here early next week.