I started this cap and sweater last year, as Rosie and Deirdre were on the home stretch, waiting for their babies. I had made a cap for Nora (knowing that Rosie was having a girl), and then this pink cap (just because this was the yarn in my stash) in case Deirdre had a girl also.
I was even inspired to go ahead and make a sweater as well. It’s not incentivizing to make a sweater for a baby who lives in temps hovering around 100° for months after she’s born, but just maybe a New Hampshire baby would need one, eh?
However, the baby was a boy, and I just… stopped. I stopped one inch from the end of the second sleeve of this sweater. Yep, that’s how I roll.
I tend to keep things that are in process (even yarn that I’m queuing up) in this basket (the deep stash is in my pantry/craft room). So after Christmas, when I was trying to figure out what was lurking in here, I found the sweater.
And… just finished it, sheesh.
(The sleeves are the same –it’s just a trick of the way it’s lying on the blanket that makes them look different. The blanket was made by my grandmother. She used one of those little pot-holder weaving things, I think, and just made this cheerful blanket!)
A couple of notes:
- You can find the info on my Ravelry page.
- I had one skein of sock yarn and that is why the sweater is a bit shorter than I would like. But — I didn’t run out of yarn! Go me!
- And there isn’t a button at the neck for two reasons: 1. Babies’ necks are so lacking in room to maneuver that I think buttons there tend to be too fussy and possibly uncomfy for them and 2. I forgot to put in a buttonhole.
I gave it to a dear friend who did just have a baby girl, baby Ciara!