Recently, I have more friends having babies. One just delivered and the other has a baby shower, well today. I had promised myself that I would no longer knit on a schedule for other people, but I really like knitting for new babies. What to do? Well, for the first gift I made a hat out of Cotton Tie-Dye. It was really cute, and I gifted it before I took a picture.
The second gift is for a shower today. When I went stash diving I found Queensland Collection Merino Spray as the body of the sweater. It was yarn left over from a hat I knit for the Studio at La Buena Vida’s summer design contest. I really LOVE this yarn. It is soft and squishy and a really great yellow/green color. I went on looking and I kept coming back to it. My problem is that it’s hand washable. I hate giving new moms a gift that they have to hand wash. Sigh….. Then I came across this very small partial skein of the chocolate Inca gold from the Maze hat last fall. It was a color combination that I could not resist. The Inca Gold is the perfect accompaniment to the Merino Spray. Both have this fabulous feel. (Can I wax more poetic about these yarns?) At first I thought I would knit a hat, but then this sweater came into my head and just would not go away. Really I just had not choice. So the mom gets a sweater she has to hand wash. Sorry!
Since the shower is today, I now need to run out and find some buttons when the stores open…. Nothing like waiting until the last minute.