I love hand knits on babies… No, I LOVE them! I take this obsession quite seriously folks- I think it’s because pretty much every yarn looks like a chunky knit on a baby- and who doesn’t love chunky knits!? The problem is that it takes me YEARS to make a chunky knit garment for an adult. But for a 9 week old baby boy who loves to suck on his fist? About 1/2 day (in between feeding, diapers, and playtime, of course!)
It happened yesterday, innocently enough, when I was overcome with the overwhelming urge to swaddle my son in knits. I was sitting on the #19 bus, heading to the aquarium for our weekly sit and watch the beluga whales session, with Finn happily sleeping in the sling, when the bus went right by my favourite fabric store. This itself is not a big deal, as it is on the route of course. But when I saw a woman walking out of the door with a giant bag of wools (who wouldn’t want an entire bag full of wools at $1.99/skein!!) I immediately, and definitely impulsively, pulled the cord to stop the bus, jumped off and made a bee-line for Dressew. Sometimes a person is just SO overtaken with the desire to finger yarn and swish sticks in the creation of a wearable garment. Or at least that’s my explanation for what came over me!
I grabbed a skein of velvet mossy green Nashua, #8 needles, and walked back out the door just in time to hop on the next bus. I had about 20 minutes to cast on and rally up a few rows. And before I knew it, Finn’s little scarf was taking shape! The rest of the day was spent working on the little tiny project, and it’s just divine!
Ahhh… that should quench the desire for a few days! (I also have 2 wee sweaters in the works right now, spring wear for my little man- with only a little sleeve work left to finish, stay tuned!)