Monday, September 25, 2006

FO: Baby Cabolero

Here it is, my unintentional stealth knit, the very cute-n-compact Baby Bolero from Leigh Radford's One Skein, knit with just under the advertised one skein of Blue Sky Alpaca's organic cotton in Sand. I love this yarn. It's so soft and so smooshy- perfect for baby goods. Which is why I return to this yarn choice again and again for baby gear. If only the good people at Blue Sky thought to somehow infuse this yarn with "baby smell" ahead of time, it would be perfect. He he. But, all in due time. The recipient of this sweater will be with is in just a couple months!


This little sweater is for my friend C's baby, who I cannot wait to meet. It is also named after C, in a play on words sort of way. I may make a little hat or a pair of mittens to go with it, I haven't quite decided yet. We'll see how the rest of my on-the-needles inventory gets worked on and worked though in the next couple of months. Is it really Fall already? Who can believe this? Here's a shot of the back of the sweater.

I enjoyed knitting this sweater quite a lot, even though (or because?) it went so fast I almost didn't have time to blink, and also because I thought about C and imagined what her first baby girl will be like as I knitted. She will be very cute and fashion savvy, no doubt, like her mommy. I only wish they still lived in L.A. and not the BK. But ah, that's what planes are for. :) Don't you just want to pet this?

Besides my little photo shoot, we had a pretty mellow weekend, for the first time in several weeks. We've been much more social in the last few weekends than we're used to, so I was glad to be home for a change. Besides lunch with a friend on Saturday, we stayed around the house, careful to not exert too much energy. I think even Dakota was relieved to be home this weekend.

PS: No sooner did I come across a couple of potentially scrumptious fig recipes, when I discovered (MUCH to my dismay) that the figs seems to have all but disappeared from my tree! Okay, there are a few that I might be able to save, but it's not lookin' good. Wouldn't you know it? Grr...

13 comments:

Julia said...

The baby sweater is beautiful. I really love the pattern - esp. the back detail. Nice work!

amanda cathleen said...

such an adorable baby sweater! I love the detail on the back. I also don't know what I would want to reach out and pet, the sweater or that cutie dakota!

Mouse said...

That sweater is just the cutest! I'm going to remember that if I have to make any more baby gifts in the near future.

Jennifer said...

What a sweet sweater! I love the heart detail on the back.

Jennifer said...

What a sweet sweater! I love the heart detail on the back.

Lolly said...

Oh my, that is just precious! That little lace detail on the back is just the sweetest! I am sure it will be cherished ;)

jillian said...

Your baby bolero is simply adorable. I've had my eye on that pattern for a while! It's a winner - especially the back detail.

Shelley said...

Awww how adorable!!

Theresa said...

A stealth knit? You did always strike me as the sneaky type. . .

Theresa said...

A stealth knit? You did always strike me as the sneaky type. . .

Nasus said...

So cute! (sweater and Dog) :)

The Stitchin' Sheep said...

yep, fall kills the figs for us, too. there's always next year. just save all the recipes. i like the sweater, by the way.

sorry for the lack of caps. this is what happens when i nurse and type at once.

Shirani said...

Really Cute... I love that yarn too...~Shirani