Monday, 29 April 2013

Knitting again....

OK, it's no longer Sunday anywhere on the planet, but I thought I'd just quickly share this with you as I haven't a suitable update on my stumpwork dragonfly.  Basically, I made a mess of the first needlelace wing and couldn't quite get the hang of the body, so I put it on one side for a little while and got on with another baby cardy - this time for my dentist whose having a little girl very soon.  The poor lady has had to put up with me a lot recently, and it's not over yet - I still have another treatment a week on Wednesday, so I thought I'd make a little something for her baby.  Besides, I've rather missed knitting...


This won't be unfamiliar to anyone whose been reading my blog for a few months as it's the same pattern as I've already worked in white and pale green for another baby.  I decided to work this one again as it was relatively quick and easy and, as I want to be able to hand it over when I have the next lot of treatment, speed was of the essence. What you see in the photo here was all done between Wednesday mid-afternoon and Sunday evening, although I don't think I got much done on Saturday.  I did loads yesterday afternoon and evening - from finishing the first sleeve, through the whole of the second to almost completing the first of the fronts!

I plan to look for white flower buttons in town later on and to do some embroidery on it similar to the first, white set that I did a few months ago.  This time I've plumped for the 3-6 month size as the other baby was so big at birth that the 0-3 month was already too small for her!  She's now about 4-5 months and is well into 6-12 month clothes in width, if not in length. I've never seen such a fat baby!

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2013

6 comments:

Glenis Pickering said...

Love the colour. I tried to get back to knitting - but didn't get beyond the first row. :-( Need more hours in a day!
Glenis

Queeniepatch said...

I am sure your dentist, and her daughter, will be delighted with this cardi. It's a beautiful colour.

Jules said...

Very sweet and pretty. She'll be delighted.

Rachel said...

You're really getting the hang of this pattern, aren't you!

Rachel Cotterill said...

One of my friends recently had a very large baby - she looked like a toddler from the start! It did make me realise what a "risk" it is to make something (other than a blanket or similar) for a baby who hasn't been born yet!

Cynthia Gilbreth said...

I had the fattest baby who ever lived - he was normal on length but off the charts on height! And now he's a skinny guy who weighs less than I do.
Lovely knitting, someday I'll get back to it.

 
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