Friday, April 09, 2010

New Addition, New Reason to Knit

About 2 1/2 weeks ago, we got another baby for Team Rogers. With the addition of this new niece, my brothers and I have 5 girls and 1 boy. Woo hoo!
Here's the little sweetie being held by her oldest cousin (and my daughter):

And now for the knitting part...

This is the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi from purls before wine. Liana, my long-time knitting pal, recommended this one. She's been working on one too out of a royal blue speckled with all kinds of pretty colors. Mine is done in Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino that I bought at Haus of Yarn. I know, I know. What am I thinking making a baby sweater out of a cashmere blend? Before I get comments like "You must not like that baby's mother" or "I can't believe you'd use a special care fiber for baby clothes" or "Well, the silverfish and the moths will love it" let me just say that once I petted this yarn, I had to have it. You true yarnies will understand. Those of you who don't..."[insert favorite phrase]". My new niece has the coloring of her big sisters, her cousins, and me, so she will look absolutely fabuloso in this periwinkle. She will when she grows into it. The finished product looks to be about a 6-9 months size.

So now that the fun little sweater is done, it's back to the socks for the hub. I have some serious Second Sock Syndrome going on with that project. But I promised I wouldn't start on anything else until it's done.

I'm in knitting purgatory.


stringsofpurls said...

Love that sweater and I often use Cashmerino for baby things. Nothing could be softer! Beautiful work!

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magnoliasntea said...

What a cutie-pie face! The little sweater is adorable! I'velost my knittin' mojo - one of those would surely revive it
Good luck with that case of sss; the very reason I learned magic loop, two at a time. Then I quit knitting
Have great weekend!