If you were wondering about the baby gift I was working on, that didn’t work out so well. At ALL. Here’s a link to what I was trying to make for my friend’s daughter: link. I saw these on Pinterest and have thought about them nonstop ever since. My version was hilarious. HILARIOUS. And ugly. And awful. Oh, I was irritated at the time, even though I can laugh now. But aren’t those blocks just the cutest thing ever? I hope I’ll be able to make them one day. I have come to understand that will probably not happen without instructions, though. Maybe from the book they’re in? That I should have purchased and consulted?
After my monumental engineering failure, I ended up running to the mall right before closing on Saturday night so I could have gifts to take to a newly christened little girl and a newly four-year-old boy. It all turned out well in the end, and we spent a very fun evening with an old friend and her family. We grew up next door to one another, and have known each other since I was born. I’m so glad that we get to see our children play together and visit, even though it’s not really often enough. It never is, really, is it?
I thought I would show you a baby gift that came out well, even if it wasn’t the one I was working on this weekend. This is for a friend who is expecting a new little girl at any moment, and I am so excited! Both patterns are from Hadley Fierlinger’s book Vintage Knits for Modern Babies, which is a favorite of mine. I made the Modern Baby Bonnet:
…and the Ruby Slippers, although mine are not ruby. There was definitely a more photogenic slipper, so it got more attention. Front view:
I used some pretty buttons I found in my jar, and I can’t remember where they came from! I love them, though. I knitted these from a nice blend of cotton, silk, and cashmere so they’d be machine washable and easy to use. The yarn was Debbie Bliss Bella in white (shade no. 04), which is really more of a soft creamy color. So soft. I normally hate, HATE knitting with cotton, but this was pretty nice. My hands didn’t get all sore. So I’d definitely use this again. I think it’s great for baby stuff. It comes in lots of pretty colors.
I wonder if any readers have embarked on some ill-advised crafting projects as a result of Pinterest? I love to hear about that stuff. Now that I’m thinking about it, I really should have taken some pictures of my failure. Next time.