Sunday, January 28, 2007

Digging In The Archives

Anyone who knows me at all knows that I am an avid knitter. Usually when I mention that we are expecting our first grandchild in March, the next comment is usually something about "all that knitting for baby". Truth is, I haven't knit all that much (yet) specifically for Baby. Why?

Well, I had already done some first size knitting before my daughter was even expecting. Here, let me dig through my archives and find that little set.

Ah, here it is.

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Click on the numbers and it should take you (in a new window) to various posts about that little sweater set. It won a first place ribbon in our Fall fair.

1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5

The other factor that has held me back from knitting, knitting, knitting for Baby is the fact that her mommy also knits, as does her great grandma, and to a lesser extent, her auntie. Between the four of us we have knit up quite a number of things for Baby already. There are blankets, first size sets, numerous hats, and a few toys.

Don't get me wrong, I will be knitting for Baby, I just won't be knitting anything more in the tiny, newborn size, babies are that size for such a short time. I've got something a little bigger, fun, and wildly colorful on the needles right now. I'll show that to you in a few days. I have the pattern for a lovely Dale of Norway baby sweater too, but there is no rush for that. I'll make it so that it fits next winter.

6 comments:

~Kristie said...

That set is absolutely beautiful! No wonder you won first place!!

PJ said...

No wonder ribbons! you have such beautiful work! This baby is going to have the best handiwork of all!

dragon knitter said...

i LOVE knitting for babies. just you wait til i have my first grandchild. i'm the only one who knits/crochets, so i'll be buzzing!

Lorraine said...

I love that Baby Marihone set. I might make it, even though there are no babies in the offing.
It's adorable.
I recognize that Paton's pattern. I made that for my daughter.

Mandy said...

I came across your blog while researching info regarding the TKGA Master Knitters Program. A friend and I are just starting. I really enjoyed your blog and added you to my blogroll.

Marlene said...

Thanks for the compliments Miss88 and PJ!

I've always enjoyed knitting baby clothes Minnie. I started knitting them when I was about 14, just for the challenge. (I was geeky that way).

Unfortunately Lorraine, with it's many colors the Marihone gets expensive to make!

That's great Mandy. I hope you and your friend make a point of stopping by to check up on me. The discipline of having a regular report on "Masters Monday" is really helping me make some progress at last.