A friend’s son and his wife are expecting their first baby any day now. I started a pretty cardigan a while back without knowing the baby’s gender so I chose a lovely natural white yarn (Sandnes Sisu 4ply) and a beautiful pattern (Baby Cardigan by Florence Merlin) for a fairly gender neutral cardigan. The pattern is a top down knit with lacy bands fanning out from neckline to the end of the yoke section. It is a joy to knit as it progresses quickly and it’s so tempting to do just one more row …..
This week I heard that the baby is to be a boy so I sewed a blue button onto the cardigan and made a tiny shirt and short overalls. The shirt is Broderie Anglais, the overalls blue Oxford weave chambray. I had a great time sewing the little clothes, it was good to practice in preparation for making clothes for my own grandchild due towards the end of the year.
With that in mind I bought a roll of beautiful cream flannel sheeting today, to make sheets for the Moses basket, pram and cot that the happy parents to be have bought. Washing and pegging out multiple yards of flannel was an easy task but ironing it all after the breeze had wrapped the fabric round and round the washing line was trickier! It is now wrapped back onto its roll and ready to be sewn once I have the measurements. The general theme is to be teddy bears so I have been looking out for some teddy quilting and embroidery patterns and found a lovely teddy bear blanket for the cot to knit designed by Debbie Bliss.