|green! and tiny! (try to ignore the dog hair. thanks.)|
|artsy close up of ribbing and buttons.|
So I knit her a tiny green sweater. I mean, the sweater is for the baby. But you get the idea.
See that ribbing? That's called mistake rib. I didn't know that it existed until I found this pattern: Offset Raglan by Sara Morris, of Rose City Knits. You can't get the pattern on her website that I can see. But you can get it for free on Ravelry. So there's that.
|bird's eye view|
|hat. green. tiny.|
And then there was more tiny green yarn left over, so I had to make a matching tiny green hat with matching mistake rib! (In fact, the pattern is called "Mistake Rib Baby Hat." Let there be no mistake.)
|again. try to pretend it's not covered in dog hair.|
The hat pattern is from CompileYarn, and you can get it free here. Aren't the internets wonderful? They are very good at sharing.
Congratulations, Miss P! You're going to be the best mom ever (I mean, next to me, of course) and your little one is going to rock this sweater. Even if it doesn't fit until summer, and then it's too hot and sweaty and you only every get to put it on the baby for a photo...
Darn babies. They come when they come. And it's hard to know exactly how big they'll be at which time. Maybe my friends will take the baby to the museum or the movie theater--some place super air conditioned, and the sweater and hat will be perfect. PERFECT.