Archive for September, 2011

Tulips for Gavin

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Today I got to meet a very special new little guy named Gavin.  He’s one month old, and very sweet.  I had been trying to decide what to knit for him, and had started several different projects until finally being inspired (by the Yarn Harlot’s recent baby knitting kick) to knit the striped and ever-so-slightly textured cardigan “Tulips”.  (Ravelry link)


He’s such a mellow baby….slept the entire time we were dressing him in the new outfit.  He’ll grow into it nicely by the time it’s getting cold enough to wear it!tulipsAll of this knitting started on Saturday evening when I downloaded the pattern from Ravelry, and dove into the nearest yarn available–100% acrylic, machine washable/dryable, leftovers from the robotics hats I knit last winter.  The variety of purples and blues made a very nice combination, and the cream edging seemed to tie everything together really well.  I absolutely love the fact that there is NOTHING to sew up at the end, and just a few ends to weave in.

tulipsI was so excited by the pattern, the stripes, and the little bits of texture, that I created a hat to match.  Sometimes when a pattern takes hold of you it’s hard to stop–this is that kind of a knit.  I may have lost track of time on a few occasions, and ended up knitting ’til the wee hours of the morning.  I think the results are worth it, and I know that Gavin will be nice and warm this winter in his new outfit!