In the spring (last time I had a haircut) my hairdresser announced she was pregnant and asked if I'd knit something for her bun-in-the-oven. She wanted to make sure that the baby would come home in nothing but handknit items. How could I refuse such a request?
Back in September I knit up this practically instant baby sweater out of some impossibly soft handspun and later (on the day of the baby shower) finally added the buttons.
Pattern: Baby Sweater on two needles by Elizabeth Zimmermann
'Collision Course' Pigeonroof Studios
100% Superwash Merino
Start Date: September 4, 2011
End Date: September 5, 2011
Buttons added: October 23, 2011
I also decided to throw in one of the toys I knit while tech-editing the new Fuzzy Mitten Savannah Chaps pattern. I decided to knit a dress from the Well Dressed Bunny Pattern for the elephant even though I wasn't sure of the baby's gender. I thought about knitting overalls, but thought the dress was cuter.
The blue balloons on the front of the house were a clear enough sign once we arrived at the shower. The theme of the shower turned out to be blue. Well the elephant in a dress got a big laugh when it was opened. Though it didn't end up being a big deal. Since this baby has two moms, it would be a crime that he didn't have an elephant in a dress.
Pattern: Savannah Chaps by Fuzzy Mitten
Materials: Rowan Yorkshire Tweed - Limeleaf
Start Date: September 22, 2011
End Date: September 25, 2011
Someone had to balance out for all those trucks/cars/blue onesies. Even if it was by accident.