February Baby Sweater Pix, and Tag!

Yesterday I promised pictures; today I deliver! Here’s the finished sweater. Note how the purlwise bind off on the right side makes the edge look so nicely finished.

oh baby

And here are the buttons. I love little Miss Mouse! The pinks are perfect together.


February Baby Sweater from Knitter’s Almanac, by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Two and a partial balls of Sublime Baby Cashmere merino silk dk, size 6 needles.

Other than the previously mentioned “read ahead” issues, I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out.

I’m not sure the yarn was a perfect choice; I was really looking for Socks that Rock Heavyweight in their Rose Quartz or Rosebud colorways, but they weren’t available at my LYS, and I was shopping on a deadline for vacation knitting. I fell for this scrumptious pink. The yarn is luscious to work with, soft and springy, although I did tend to have problems with splitting because it’s pretty loosely spun. Also, I didn’t notice when I bought it that it’s hand wash, but I hope the new mom will forgive me because the yarn is so yummy. I can offer to do the washings! It looks and feels great.

While I was on vacation, I was tagged by Susan. I’m just now catching up. The tag rules are as follows:

1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.

Let’s see, six random things:

I’ve been to Paris, once, and would love to go back. I’m a terrible swimmer, and am afraid of large expanses of water (but had a lovely vacation despite that). I love Tudor history. I eat the same thing for breakfast nearly every day: toasted english muffin with peanut butter. I love to sing, mostly folkie stuff. And last but not least, I worked for five summers in an Alaskan salmon cannery on Kodiak Island to pay for college.

I think I’ll tag Marie, Kate, DogKnitty, Michelle, Lorajean, and TheLumpySweater.

10 responses to “February Baby Sweater Pix, and Tag!

  1. It’s beautiful and the buttons ARE perfect!! It’ll look lovely on that two armed baby.

  2. That’s crazy! I didn’t know you worked in Kodiak for all those summers!
    I love the sweater. I really want to knit one now. Do you think that the lace is too femmy for e?!
    I’ll jump on the meme soon! The next two day might be family time.

  3. Those buttons are so cute, and they do match perfectly. It is so cute in pink. I made one in a neutral color before the baby was born. And on another topic, a salmon cannery, there’s got to be a story in that!

  4. That sweater is great. Not only is it PINK, my favorite but those buttons are awesome.

  5. meezermeowmy

    Beautifully executed! I, too, love the buttons, and the way they complete this sweater.

  6. Beautiful sweater – and love the buttons!

  7. love the sweater! and those buttons are great.

  8. The sweater turned out lovely; well worth the handwashing for the new mum to be sure!
    I’m going to Alaska tomorrow…ever heard of Klawock?

  9. Love the baby sweater…and those buttons just make it ever so special. I only knit one sweater for a kid and it didn’t look that cute!

    Alaska is on my list of places to visit…one day my hubby bubby and i will go. One day!!

  10. Those are the cutest little buttons! Just perfect finishing touch for the sweater.

    So when were you going to let me know that you tagged me? I’ve gone to Paris once too, and want to go back. Remember walking into some random bakery and it was just heaven. Also remember running into some strikes… which meant missing out on museums (Louvre) and getting stuck in a traffic jam on the way to the airport (Metro strike).