A coworker is expecting, and I was going crazy waiting for her to find out the baby’s gender so I could knit something. (Blame it on my grandmothers, but I believe every baby needs something handmade, practicality be damned, and I am more than happy to fill that void, if only so I can live vicariously through other people’s children.) I kept going into yarn stores, fondling skeins of pink and blue, and groaning loudly at my (totally insane and socially indoctrinated) indecision. Finally, a few weeks ago I stumbled upon a few skeins of Malabrigo worsted in this glorious emerald green (“verde adriana”, to be specific) and had a magnificent realization that it would make a fabulous sweater, for any baby. Thank goodness, because my fingers were literally itching to make something! And, as it turned out, I had exactly the right pattern to pair the yarn with, which was topped it off with some plain, gender-neutral wooden buttons. I finally caught up with her on St. Patrick’s Day, of all days, just one day after she found out it’s a boy. Happily she was as pleased as I was with the result!
I think my row gauge must have been off because it’s quite a bit longer than I think it ought to have been, but on the other hand that increases the likelihood of her getting an extra season’s use out of it.
Now, I’m thinking this baby boy might need a quilt…
Pattern: Olive You Baby by Taga Hilliard Designs.