First off, thank you so very much for the engagement* congrats! You are all so sweet!!
Now, onto business at hand. I get to spring a never-blogged-about project on you as a bonafide FO! I didn't mean to hold out on you and it's not a secret (unlike other top secret items I can't mention here just yet). I meant to discuss it, but it appears that the furthest I got was to post it on Ravelry, and now they're done. Whoops! Blog faux pas (blaux pas?) aside, here is a damn adorable pair of baby pants, if I do say so myself. I feel justified in boasting only because all credit goes to the pattern, which is just fantastic!
Pattern: Baby Bell Bottoms by Alison Hansel
Yarn: Rowan RYC Cotton Jeans (100% cotton) in 361 (Jute) - 2 balls
Needles: US 5
Love this pattern! It's well-written, easy to knit, and results in the cutest baby pants ever. If you don't believe me, check out Ravelry! I mean, we know that anything baby size is adorable, but baby pants - come. on.
It took me a while to settle on Cotton Jeans (even though, looking back, the name alone makes it seem like the obvious choice). I wanted something a little snazzier than a solid color, however, I was apprehensive about using a true variegated yarn since I saw many examples of these pants knit in variegated yarns that pooled something crazy. Which isn't the worst thing, I suppose, but not the look I wanted to achieve for these. This yarn had just the amount of color variation I wanted, which then resulted in the look I envisioned. I would definitely use this yarn again. Unfortunately, this colorway is surprisingly impossible to photograph with accuracy, so all you get is a washed out representation of the pretty greens and browns and whites.
I really love these (in case it hasn't been obvious) and I can definitely see myself breaking away from my "can't knit anything more than once" mantra to knit more of these in the future. Paired with a cute little tee, I think this makes for a nice baby gift. :)
* Update: The reality that I am engaged and there will be a wedding- has actually sunken in now. It only took a couple of weeks. ;) Details are falling into place and the whole planning thing has been going smoothly for the most part, with the exception of a couple of stress bubbles here and there. I even found a dress (yay)!