What to knit, what to knit?
For the first of the babies, I must admit I went just the tiniest bit overboard.
A stack of washcloths, must've been five or six of them, which I somehow did not get pictures of. What's wrong with me?
And then not one but two of the Baby Kimonos from Mason-Dixon Knitting.
One in garter stitch, in a lovely red:
And another in stockinette in a very nice blue:
Both shown here being modeled by my ever-faithful Paddington Bear, a long-ago hand-made gift from my grandmother. With special thanks to my mother for sewing on the ribbon ties. They really are cute, and a quick knit as well.
This baby also got a belated pair of Tulip Toes:
A couple of weeks ago I got this e-mail:
Subject: bootiesMade my eyes puddle up right there at my desk.
Those booties you knit are so awesome. They don't fall off, they're really warm, and CUUUUTE! Wow, are they cute. C. wears them all the time.
Thank you again for making those.
But wait, it gets better! S. came back to work last week, and she brought wee baby C. up to see me. He’s adorable; bright eyes and fat cheeks, a fascination for people who wear glasses and a big smile.
And guess what? He was wearing the blue kimono and the booties. What a thrill it was to see him wearing things I’d made for him!
Almost makes me feel guilty for how long it took me to get the booties done… but not quite.