Knitting for Baby
Made a couple of teeny tiny soakers. I used some delicious yarn I had on hand - the "near solid" blue is an organic merino that makes you weep it's so soft, and the multi-hued purple, blue, and brown is another organic wool that is a bit sturdier. I used the merino for the trim. Both yarns come from Mosaic Moon and I adore the colors.
Though I used to knit soakers for a living, and though the pattern is my own, I was surprised to see how much I'd forgotten. I had to read along with my instructions and made a few mistakes. I have to admit coming to a few spots where i thought to myself "oh, hey, that was pretty clever of me."
Choosing blue was pure accident, i just grabbed from my stash. I'm struggling with the concept of having a boy - not that i wanted another daughter, but I am used to the concept of being the mother to a daughter. I'm having a hard time getting my head around having a son. I guess it's better than last time when i couldn't picture myself with a child at all.
Also, I tend to loathe blue, we're not big sports people, and camouflage as fashion statement pokes me in my pacifism. So I'm glad I'm a knitter and can make my kid things that avoid those three staples of "boy clothes." So what do I knit first? Blue. Of course.