So, I figure it’s safe to post this, because our friends Irene and Dave are currently at the hospital, where Irene is busy giving birth to their first baby, a little girl. Irene is a HUGE pirate nut. So, I knew that baby Cristin was going to need something appropriate. The Baby’s First Tattoo pattern to the rescue!
I used Encore Worsted (washable and all, you know), so my gauge was different than the pattern. I used the numbers for the three month size with the lengths for the twelve month, figuring that would get me close to the 12 month size, and I could give her a sweater that would last for a while. This was my first time using Encore, and I was VERY impressed with it. It knit up beautifully, and I like that it’s washable.
You might notice something else in that picture. I didn’t knit the booties. Those were a commission from an awesome friend from the Knittyboard – Poops! I told her what I was planning for the sweater, and asked if she could do an appropriately-themed pair of her awesome booties to go with it. When the envelope arrived, I about fell over. She totally went above and beyond with these.
Seriously – are they not the cutest things you have ever seen? She’s brilliant, and I think Irene is going to love them, too. It’s the little whale on the treasure map foot that just kills me.
ETA: And I just looked on Facebook and saw that baby Cristin arrived just an hour ago! Congrats Irene and Dave!!!