Thursday, April 2, 2015

Newborn knitting

I quickly whipped out 4 new little newborn patterns for my son-in-law's sister. She had her first baby over a month ago but unfortunately the baby is still in the hospital as she needed many surgeries. She's on the mend and perhaps in a few weeks she may get to go home.

First up is a pattern called Wee Speedy by Taiga Hilliard Designs. It's a free download on Ravelry. and it's top down/seamless.

I used a bulky yarn, Lion Brand Homespun and the colour is Parfait.
It took one evening to crank this out and I'll be making this pattern again for sure.

Next is a pattern called Little Avery and it's also by Taiga Hilliard Designs and once again a free download and also top down/seamless.

The yarn is called Tent Sale that I got at a Tent Sale in town. What are the odds of that? LOL!!

I got bogged down with the increase instructions so I e-mailed the designer to sort me out. She replied right away and I was able to finish the cardigan the same day.

Still in love with Taiga Hilliard Designs, this pattern is called Quick Oats. It's free, top down and seamless….the only way to knit for me. Yarn used was Vanna's Choice solid.

The fourth one is called Baby Vest Garter Ridges.  I've made it before but this time around I omitted the ridges to see how it would turn out.
The yarn used is Caron Simply Soft Eco, colour Peachey.
It's top down, seamless and free.

The other night I was watching Call the Midwife on tv (season4/episode1) and the common thread of the episode was about new beginnings that were difficult to launch. In one of the stories, a woman had just given birth but the baby was whisked away quickly because it was premature so the mother didn't get to see or hold her baby for days.
The same sort of scenario has occurred to my son-in-laws sister, except for her it's been over a month of waiting at the hospital.
At the end of each episode, a narrator who is supposed to be the person these memoirs are based on, reads a summation.
For this episode it was ….

"It sometimes happens that new beginnings come not at once, but at last.
The wait is rewarded and the fresh start can commence."

Those words seemed so comforting that I added them in my note along with the little cardigans.