I’m finishing up most of the Year of the Baby projects. I have one left to go, but realised a couple weeks ago that the baby in question is due roughly now, and not in a month or more, as I had assumed (there are two other babies due late August/early September, and my own babies have destroyed my memory). Oh, and this baby is in Germany. So I’ve blown the obvious deadline, and I’ll finish the project when I finish it (i.e. sometime after the wool I ordered arrives… Apparently something is up with Cascade 220 in charcoal grey, it’s been back ordered for ages).
Today I finished a girly project. I made Miso model it, because I long ago stopped even asking people to take pictures of themselves/their children wearing whatever I knit them… Even fellow knitters and Ravelry users rarely got around to it. I remembered as I was dressing Miso up that I once got Tommy to model the Oriental Lily I made for a friend’s baby girl. I dearly hope that I’m not traumatising my kids by dressing them in girls’ clothes. I remember reading a letter in an Ann Landers column written by a man whose mother had dressed him as a girl and called him Suzy Q until he was a teenager. That won’t be me, I swear!
This little cardigan is long in the body and arms for Miso, and rightly so: it’s meant to fit a 12-month-old (that is, it’s meant to fit a baby who’s currently 3 weeks old in a year or so). It does, however, have only a little room to spare around his tummy. He’s a very chubby boy these days. He kept trying to eat my hands while I was putting the cardi on him, too.
Other projects completed in the last few days include an “angel wrap” (my design), monster longies, and a pair of Jared Flood’s Grove mittens modified to fit Tommy. I’m very much looking forward to starting something new!