Baby knitting
Sunday April 07th 2013, 11:26 pm
Filed under: Knitting a Gift

I knitted the afghan working from two cones of silk at a time, four total.

Today I sat down to see if I could wrangle a baby hat out of the rest of the cone that had the slightly largest amount left. Single stranded instead of doubled, part because I wanted a finer fabric and part because there was so little yarn now. Eyeballing all the way,  hoping I was leaving enough for the decreasing at the top, checking Bev’s size chart, and yay, I made it!

Yeah I could rip out the last dozen rows to add another two of them to the main part. No I’m not going to. (No I did not snip it off yet, either. In case a new day gave me more patience.)

I wonder if I could squeeze a pair of baby booties out of the other near-empty cones. Because just one would look funny.

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Laughing!…yes, we presume he will have two feet, but you know the old line about the kid whose socks don’t match because he dressed himself, the teacher points it out and his mother says, he has another pair just like it at home? If you made another bootie out of something else, you could say, no, and he doesn’t have another pair just like it.

Ever read the Dorrie books to your kids? “This is Dorrie. Dorrie is a little witch, her hat is always on crooked and her socks never match…” You could start something whimsical and strange. (How about combining with a smidgen of some other yarn as trim, like on purpose?) Go for it!

Comment by Marian 04.08.13 @ 8:42 am

I laughed and agreed with Marian. I love Little Missmatched designs.

I’ve been knitting for babies of various ages and suddenly felt confused. How could this toddler hat be so much bigger than the preemie one? And then I looked at Bev’s charts. Well… an 18″ circumference is bigger than a 12.5″ one. I just hadn’t realized how much babies heads grow.

Comment by RobinM 04.08.13 @ 12:44 pm

I have a little sock half knit because I can’t convince myself I have enough yarn (cashmere!) for the second. I should follow Marion’s advice and think about using it as trim instead of sock!

Comment by twinsetellen 04.08.13 @ 9:16 pm

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