So my sister has had her baby and we finally know it's a Girl! yay! So I immediately knitted her up a few girly things and she is only a couple weeks old. Of course before she was born I knitted her a nice gender neutral Big Bad Baby blankie from Stitch and Bitch. I used blue sky alpacas organic cotton in the color sand.
Next I used the left overs to knit the baby bolero from the book One Skein for her. This was a fun project because I learned and practiced some new skills. My first set in sleeves ever! Practiced and I think perfected the mattress stitch. And now I feel ready to tackle a bigger sweater. It all wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
Of course all babies must get the One Peice Kimono from Mason Dixon Knitting.
And a matching hat
I also made the Goodbye Yellow Brick Road booties with the same yarn but they fall off right now because her ankles are a lot smaller than the pattern has you make them. So I improved on them for some shoes to match her easter dress. I left off the T strap and used a ribbon to tie them on like little mary janes everyone at Easter Lunch thought they were soooo cute.
I haven't gotten so many comments and favorites for a picture on flickr on something in a really long time, but for some reason I have gotten no response on Ravelry... Interesting. Maybe because it's such a bad picture.
My sister took the pictures of the baby with her nice camera, I took the pictures of the shoes with a video camera so getting the lighting right is hard.
Camera news! If you have been reading the blog you may have noticed me mention my camera being broken and my struggle with getting it fixed. Well my husband with his powers of persuasion finally got Sears to pay to have the camera fixed because we paid for and extended warranty and they were trying to claim the repair wasn't covered but it is now! So woohoo. When I checked the Nikon website last night it said the camera was in the shop so it should ship to me soon. Silly repair just the little latch to hold the battery in broke off! $109.oo bucks to fix it! Ridiculous! Oh well it's on Sears's book now. I can't wait to get my camera back I love love love my camera it is a wonderful and magical camera!
So long for now. More knitting to come. I've been a busy little knitting bee.