I gave myself plenty of time to finish the EZ baby sweater, but it’s still a bit of a relief to finally be done with it. Especially since the mom-to-be recently remarked that she feels like the baby might “fall out” at any time. (Yipe.)
This is the well-known, much-knitted February Baby Sweater from Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac. I thought the construction was a bit wacky, but it all worked out in the end. It’s a pattern I would knit again, but next time I would use my own top-down know-how rather than following EZ’s “pithy” instructions so closely. I used 3 balls of Karabella Aurora 8 and I can NOT seem to capture the color on my camera. The true color is a deeper, darker raspberry, rather than the bright fuchsia that appears here. I usually steer clear of pastels for baby knits–just a personal preference—so I hope mom and baby both like the color. The felted fox will be given to the new big brother. I’m excited to give both gifts, so Baby Girl can go ahead and fall out any time now!
The “lemonade” Rowan Cotton Rope I ordered for the Ruffled Surplice Sweater arrived the other day and the color is just what I was hoping for! I would describe it as…hmmm…lemonade! Go figure.