As I mentioned last post, someone very close to me has gotten pregnant, and that set off a RENAISSANCE of thinking about knitting in my mind. Frankly, I haven’t been this excited about knitting since I cast on for the Charlestown sweater in January-ish. It took me literally only a week to finish this grey cardigan. Dude, I am SO HYPED for knitting all the things for this little baby.
It’s way early, so they have no idea about the sex of the baby, which is why I chose grey. Honestly, I don’t care about knitting blue things for boys and pink things for girls, and neither does the recipient (the beanie in the last post could be given to a bouncy boy and I think that would be perfectly fine). But I figured grey would be a nice color to have, and besides, I didn’t like the other colors they had at my LYS, which, admittedly, has very few things that I could use haha. They do have a lot of baby yarns, but it’s mostly acrylic, and I’m a horrible yarn snob (plus, it looks like cheap acrylic). I picked some cotton from Hamanaka’s Paume line, which I’ve used before in a sweater that I’ve grown to love more and more as I’ve used it. It’s machine wash and dryable, which is super important. I don’t want things I knit to be worn only once in a while because they’re too precious. I want that baby to be decked out in my knitted stitches at all times!!
(I can only imagine when my own ass gets pregnant, and I’ll have produced an entire knitted warddrobe for the baby within a month of finding out (hell, knitting for an eventual child was kind of why I wanted to get started in the first place))
You may notice that there are no buttons on the cardigan. Don’t worry, I didn’t forget (though that of course would be possible). I decided I wanted to attach snaps, which I’ve never done before, and sew some decorative buttons on top. I’ll wait til they know whether it’s a boy or a girl for placement. I want to be super careful and diligent when attaching them because I know buttons/snaps can be a choking hazard, and I’ll also place this sucker in the washer and dryer to check afterwards.
The knit itself was fun because it only took like five minutes, and it’s seamless so you don’t even have to pick up for the button bands. I don’t mind picking up or sewing bits together (honestly they can be more fun than knitting at times), and I 100% believe in seams for adult garments. But a baby will spend maybe 3-6 months wearing this so I think it’s okay without ’em. I already have a ton of ideas of what to knit next, and I. cannot. wait.