Hedgehog Knits

Adventures in knitting from the eastern edge of Canada.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

And the baby wear continues

Thank you to everyone for the well wishes. It's certainly an exciting time. It's hard to believe that I'm now at the five month mark, and September is coming faster than I ever imagined possible. I've been feeling great so far, and having a relatively easy time of it.

So far, the baby preparations have been limited to getting a room finished (flooring and a new closet, which quickly mushroomed into some serious structural renovations involving ripping out the kitchen ceiling below - oy!), and some knitting and sewing. That's it so far - I've been holding off on shopping for baby furniture and all the other "stuff" that one needs. It's been hard enough to keep myself clothed lately with very little choice in maternity shopping in my city.

I've updated my Ravelry page with some of the latest knitting, including this Sweetheart Cardigan:

I've also been dabbling in sewing a bit lately, and have been playing with baby patterns as a fun and low-cost way to work on my dress-making skills. This is 1950's reproduction pattern (Simplicity 2392) that I made up out of some discounted quilt cotton:

I haven't done embroidery in so long that I had to hunt a while to find my box of floss. The gathers along the front, combined with sewing the scalloped edges with lace was quite a challenge for me, but for once I took my time and did a fairly tidy job with it. I'm really happy with the result, and will probably eventually get around to making the matching bonnet and some bloomers to go with it. I know it's an extremely impractical outfit, but surely we'll find a special occasion to wear it!

I also started a baby quilt months ago that I need to get around to finishing, and several other knits are in various stages of planning and knitting. Further updates as I have time! I'm off on a business trip next week, and the minor post-renovation touch-up projects at home are still eating up my "free" time.



Blogger Marianne said...

Oh.What.Fun.!!!!! That is a Sweet bitty cardi, and the little dress is adorable!

9:17 a.m.  
Blogger Sarah said...

Oh how pretty these are - little things are so fun to make.

The little cardi I'm making is called Willie from Flint Knits.

2:59 a.m.  
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