Packing it in
Wednesday November 28th 2012, 11:31 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

Not much to write home about stylewise but it is soft. I wanted to make sure a head could get through there and that the arms had lots of room to move around in, since the sheared-mink yarn has no give to it; I erred on the side of baby movement, carefully measuring the casting-off around the neck as I went, and nope, ripping it back and making it looser.

I cannot wait to meet and hold her. (Oh! Right! The hat! Almost forgot the matching lace hat–good thing I have this blog to remind me!)

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Lovely! Lovely! Lovely! Truly an heirloom set. I stayed up finishing the binding and label on a first birthday quilt for my neighbors’ grandson. I was hoping you’d post before I head to bed. Sweet dreams.

Comment by DebbieR 11.28.12 @ 11:49 pm

So beautiful! The lace design is lovely! What a lucky baby to have mink at such a young age.

Comment by Jody 11.29.12 @ 6:38 am

So lovely! I can almost feel the softness and can definitely see the adoration. Your namesake will know she’s treasured!

Comment by Channon 11.29.12 @ 7:19 am

It is mink,what more can a girl ask? And then she gets this beauty besides!

Comment by Sherry in Idaho 11.29.12 @ 7:53 am

love the pattern — those are really beautiful

Comment by Bev 11.29.12 @ 9:48 am

Yes, to all of the above. Mink, yet!

Comment by Don Meyer 11.29.12 @ 10:26 am

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely! And in the future she will look at it and understand just how much she is loved.

Carol in MA

Comment by Carol Telsey 11.29.12 @ 1:31 pm

Love it!

Comment by RobinM 11.29.12 @ 3:53 pm

beautiful! You can tell how soft that is on the photo. Very yummy yarn.

Comment by Lene 11.29.12 @ 4:26 pm

Congratulations for such a great show of love and determination! 🙂

Comment by Suzanne from Montreal 11.29.12 @ 7:26 pm

So sweet! Enjoy watching her when she touches it!

Comment by twinsetellen 11.29.12 @ 8:09 pm

Is shearing a mink anything like shearing a sheep? I started to try to picture it, but I haven’t succeeded so far.

Comment by LauraN 11.30.12 @ 10:24 am

So sweet, and so beautiful. What a beautiful gift.

Comment by Debbi 12.02.12 @ 4:15 pm

It’s so lovely! Nice work knitting these. The pattern is beautiful. It’s really a sweet and wonderful gift. Thanks for the post!

Comment by Knitting Patterns for Babies 12.19.12 @ 11:48 pm

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