Long Winter, Lots of Knitting
Buttoned up on the front…
It’s been a crazy few weeks around here, and I’ve been meaning to share this bit of knitting, a baby bunting loosely based on the one in Sally Melville’s The Knitting Experience. I started it when I learned the baby shower theme colors were orange and aqua, and found those colors in the DK weight of my current-favorite yarn, Berocco’s Comfort. It’s a very soft yarn that is also machine wash and dry.
The sonogram indicated a long-legged baby, so I added a few inches, but had no idea if it was the right size or not. One thing that’s changed about bunting over the years is the addition of a slot for the car seat buckle. It’s at the bottom of the row of buttons. (The buttons were actually leftovers from sewing rompers for my son 32 years ago. How un-minimalist!) Anyway, I noticed that the slot in the back would make the bunting a bit drafty when baby wasn’t in the car seat, so I added a little buttoned flap:
…and buttoned up on the back, too.
Cheerful-looking thing, isn’t it? Aren’t you glad I’m not showing you the first version, which was a total screwup? I’ve salvaged enough of it to make a baby sweater. There’s also enough yarn to make a small blanket in the “tumbling blocks” pattern. But the proof of its worthiness came from this:
It fit! It actually fit! How cool is that?