My sister is due in less than 2 weeks with our family’s first baby, so we’re all tremendously excited. Our super-talented mom has been registering her excitement by knitting up a disturbing storm of easter-egg-colored synthetic fluff. What to do?
Ah, what better antidote to the frilly pastels of the infantwear mafia than the classic clean lines of Elizabeth Zimmerman? I figured I could count on Adrian to bring some crayon-bright cheeriness to the party, and she didn’t disappoint.
yarn: 2 skeins Hello Yarn Fat Sock in Lorikeet, plus a bit of Louet Gems sport in Fern
needles: 4mm Addi Lace circular
buttons: 1/2″ coconut from the big box craft store
And much love to Ange for lending advice and putting up with my frantic indecision as I picked up one contrast yarn after another at Imagiknit. And a good thing we settled on one, since I’m not sure 2 skeins of Fat Sock would have quite done the job. And Louet Gems is always a joy. I’d intended to do more stripes, but the variegated was so pleasing (really? variegated? pleasing? who AM I?) that I couldn’t bear to break it up any further.
I used the Addi Lace needles because I was dying to try them out, and they were perfect for picking up stitches and doing all the paired M1 increases. I don’t know nothin’ about dressing no babies, but I’m hoping this will fit the little creature come fall/winter time.