Yarn: My own handspun, hand-dyed Corriedale, and some scraps of Valley Yarns Northampton in Lavender
Needles: US 5s Addi Turbo Lace
Notions: 2 flower buttons from Hobby Lobby
Began: September 2, 2009; Completed: September 10, 2009
Notes: Cosy put out a call for handspun versions of her adorable baby sweater pattern, and I couldn’t resist. I really wanted to spin up something special but, with Patches’ illness and the start of the semester, I had to use my handspun stash. I’m happy with the way the Corriedale knitted up, and the little random bits of blue make me happy (though I do wish there were more of them; I’ve got to keep that in mind for my next foray into dyeing). I call it the Baby Blue Belle because I feel any baby wearing it will look like a blueberry. An adorable, well-dressed blueberry.
There’s not much to say about this pattern; the sheer adorableness speaks for itself. I’m happy with the project in every way: the pattern is clearly written and easy to knit, and features the garter row color changes that I love in many of Cosy’s designs, and the final product is quite adorable. It was a fun knit, though I don’t have any good photos as we’ve had bad weather lately. And now I just need to find someone who will give it a loving home!
On a side note, thank you all so much for your kind words about Patches. We are making our way without her, though we feel her absence terribly. I’ve got a lot to catch up on, and I hope you’ll all bear with me as I complete a parade of posts.