Thursday, December 1, 2011

Have baby yarn, will knit - eventually

Last week I bought yarn for the baby-sized Milo vest I want to make for my friends' soon-to-be new little boy:

It has a lot of acrylic in it because neither the mum nor dad knit, and I don't think they're going to want to fuss with a lot of handwashing when there is a cute new baby to cuddle (and feed and change at all hours of the day and night.) 

While I was at the store I also bought some needles:

I know I said I probably wouldn't buy square needles again after I tried the 2.25mm ones for my usual fingering-weight socks, but I haven't been able to source more of my favourite wood ones locally and the square ones do feel pretty amazing in your hands.  This time I bought a 2.75mm set because I've been knitting DK-weight socks on 2.5mm needles and, with the rounded edges squared off, I found I should have gone up a size before.

They might have already found their way into another pair of socks.


The aforementioned baby was due in January, but it seems he may arrive at any time now so my plan of After Christmas! is possibly not as ideal as it was.  I was making a bigger size anyway but... well.  Since I seem to be putting off all the Christmas knits anyway, maybe I should start soon?

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