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Thursday, April 14, 2011

What Happens at the Baby Shower ...

...Does not stay at the baby shower, if someone has a camera and decides to blog about it.

I guess this sort of behavior is to be expected at a Mardi Gras themed baby shower.

That's the proud dad, by the way. The Bump in the Belly on the left is #5 for them. Isn't that awesome?

In other news, this is what I'm trying to knit for The Bump.

It's meant to be a bunting, but I'm worried it's going to be too small. Both panels are 12". I don't know if a 24" circumference will be comfortable for a newborn. Here is what I am thinking of doing, to avoid having to frog it: pick up stitches on either side of both panels to extend it from 68 stitches to 84, and proceed from there. The added stitches would be perpendicular to the panels, and I would have to add four rows on each side, in moss stitch (back panel is moss stitch).

I think it would work -- the panels are 6" from top to bottom, and the stitches I would add on the side might look like an interesting pattern around the foot. And, it would keep me from having to undo 7,344 stitches (yes, I did the maths) and start over for a baby that is due tomorrow.

Here is the link to the bunting pattern ... beware, the baby in the picture is so cute your head might explode:

Bunting Pattern

I finished the red socks and have worn them twice. They are super warm, so they'll probably be put away until winter.

And I spun a little on the merino.

Finally, a totally gratuitous shot of the bleeding hearts in my front yard.

The next time I blog, there will be a picture of an adorable newborn (with an unfinished bunting)!

Happy Fiber Arts Friday, everyone!


  1. That is one beautiful bunting-to-be....amazing! The details are astouding....especially all of those stitches! I guess I never stop to count my stitches or else I wouldn't be astounded! I hope the parents-to-be appreciate the hard work! The socks and the wool are absolutely lovely!!!

  2. oooh, the yarn you are using will be amazing in that bunting pattern. I've never knitted for a baby so I am sure your pattern modifications will be fine.

    Those socks are beautiful...what a shame to make them wait until Winter.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  3. That bunting is adorable, thanks for the link! Your idea of the moss stitch sounds perfect!

  4. I like the sound of your fix as well. And Drops designs are great - I'm a big fan.

    Love the idea of a Mardi Gras themed baby shower - just perfect. :)

  5. The bunting is beautiful and I love the red socks! Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  6. I'm glad you shared the link to the bunting because I thought it was something else so I was very confused. Now that I've seen your link and googled the word, I don't know what the name is for the thing I was thinking about. :-/

    I like the colors, and the socks and the bleeding hearts. I hope everything goes well with the impending birth. :-)

  7. Oh, the thing I was thinking about IS called a bunting too.


  8. I think your bunting will be beautiful when finished, your red socks are smashing and I'm envious of your bleeding heart.

    Happy Fiber Arts Friday!

  9. Hello Beth! Thank you for your comment!By terrible mistake I switched it off - I'm sorry!
    All your knittings are so beautiful - especially for the baby!
    Have a lovely weekend! Teje

  10. Your bunting is beautiful -- is there any chance the yarn will stretch or relax when it's blocked? If not, your fix sounds like a good plan.

    Thanks for the picture of the bleeding hearts plant. They always remind me of my grandmother who had a bunch of them in her backyard.


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