Friday, August 07, 2015

fo + wip

pattern: seamless yoked baby cardigan, by Carole Barenys
yarn: quince and co. chickadee, leek, 2 skeins
needles: U.S. 5 (3.75 mm) bamboo circs

notes:
The stitch pattern on the yoke and collars is super cute and fun to knit. I worked five buttonholes total. I wish the instructions for the length of the body and sleeves were more explicit. It is a free pattern, though. I love the yarn -- it is delightfully springy and woolly. Same yarn that I am using for the Sunny Lou dress, just a different color. I bought it right after Quince and Co. launched five years ago!
We have a work-in-progress underway here, too -- a baby girl, due September 13! We are through the moon, and we are hoping that Erik adjusts well to his new role as big brother. So far he enjoys reading My New Baby and Waiting for Baby, and today he declared that one of the tiny babies at storytime was "his," so we are hoping for the best. Any tips or book suggestions are very welcome.
I knit this Window Cat for Erik using some leftover (sadly discontinued) Knit Picks organic Simply Cotton. I have christened it Moxie Jr., since this cat allows Erik far more liberties than our actual marmalade tabby ever does.

 exhibit a: eye-poking


7 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

I had a feeling there was a reason that you were knitting cardigans that looked just right for a girl! Congratulations.
I guess, this means that I won't run in to you at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool!

My son, who was 2 when his sister was born, was very unwelcoming at first, but they have been close friends for most of their lives. They were such good companions when they were little!

Stephanie said...

Based on the patterns you've been favorite-ing on Rav, I've been wondering if there was a baby girl in your future. Congratulations! I don't have any advice since we've stuck with having one child (so far). Best wishes for a comfortable 3rd trimester. (sjn821 on Rav)

Rue said...

Congrats! I hope these last few weeks go smoothly.

Isn't the Quince chickadee delightful? I just knit a swatch for a sweater for me out of one of the heathers and it's a dream to work with. I just have to finish up a little something for the new arrival before I switch gears to that project.

Hope all is well!

Tracy Altieri said...

Oh, Congratulations!

Teia Collier said...

New siblings are awesome. I have 3 littles and right now my youngest is 19 months. I will say that each kid is completely fabulous and unique in their own. My best advice is to be present, just love on them, love on yourselves, allow for breathing room and the kinks will work themselves out. Super excited for y'all.

PS. Knit picks has some new simply cotton organic in bare available. If it's your baby fave, I'd head over and stock your stash.

Samantha said...

Congratulations Jodi! I'm excited for you - I have very much enjoyed doing boy-then-girl.

Beth said...

I love your marmalade cat! My family has always had a love for the orange tabbies, and I think I may just have to make one of these! Thanks for the idea!

And congratulations!