Sunday, October 11, 2009

Fast, easy and cute. Should it be babywear?

The back side of Topaz is complete - it took longer to find a moment to photograph/blog it than it did to knit it. It's a shock to knit with a worsted again - in this case, the Malabrigo called for in the pattern - rather than a DK or sport weight. I can't remember the last time I knit with a worsted, actually. I understand why knitters with less of a protestant work ethic than myself love Malabrigo - it's fast, easy, a single (ply), and has just enough variegation to entertain without challenging. But whatever - the finished product is going to be awfully cute.























This is a very hasty photo - in person, the shoulder straps are actually the same width and the hem is straight. My major modification was to knit the straps in seed stitch - the original pattern calls for stockinette, which rolls and looks like crap.

Db is finally asleep. I say finally because we all woke up late and I was feeling cranky about having not accomplished anything and so after breakfast even though db was clearly sleepy I decided to give db some face time/play and tummy time (I resent that I have to use that stupid phrase, but I can't think of another that would both convey the concept and be wise and ironic) so I could feel like I had accomplished something before noon, and of course db reacted like a normal baby, which meant she got overstimulated and therefore uncharacteristically cranky and unable to fall asleep on her own, forcing me to bouncy walk her around the apartment until she calmed down enough to fall asleep on her own.

I am not sure if blogging about my failure to accomplish anything before noon counts as an accomplishment.

3 comments:

Abbeykins said...

Some days the biggest accomplishments are those that seem the smallest at the time!

tara said...

that is a great little dress. lovely... but i'm surprised you didn't pick the bubblegum pink line of colors...

;)

Berberella said...

this is adorable !!
does it come in mummy size ??
nice to see that it DOESN'T come in "pale pink blight". last night's trip to the baby store for sleep wear was washed in its sickly hue. some boy ones were cute but a couple of them said "little sheriff" which put it into another kind of blight. so plain white it was, with some aspiration of making decorations to take the edges of (what should be a non-) decision ...