Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Delphine's sweater

A week ago on Tuesday Chantal 's cousin Isabelle gave birth to a beautiful baby girl . Isabelle had asked me back in October to knit a sweater for her baby girl expected on Jan 26th . I immediately said yes . Having knit mostly for boys I couldn't miss the opportunity to knit something lacy in pink . I'd planned to start this sweater right after New Years' but Mike's socks were already on the needles . Also after going through the stash , no pink yarn , surprise, surprise . That meant a trip to my LYS ( I know , such a hardship ) for some yarn . I was good though and limited my purchase to just what I needed . Well that was last Tuesday the day that Delphine decided to come into the world . What a coincidence !

I immediately cast on for Elizabeth Zimmerman's February Baby Sweater . Everything went along swimmingly until I reached the sleeves . EZ's instructions are as clear as mud for this portion of the knit . Having knit this sweater before , but failing to make notes , I couldn't remember how I'd worked it the last time around . Ravelry and some wonderful knitters who did leave notes came to the rescue . Since I've got past the irksome problems I'm throughly enjoying this knit . I can't wait to give it to Isabelle !


Donna M said...

What a dear little sweater!
Yes, Ravelry is always good to get some help or info! I love it!

lexa said...

It's very pretty! This reminds me -- the Boss Lady asked me today to knit a sweater for a baby boy by the end of February. Must look around for a pattern, I can pick whatever I want.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

How beautiful! The little girl's parents are sure to be thrilled.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

It's beautiful! I love knitting for little girls so much more than little boys