"Ten little fingers, Ten tiny toes, The sweetest of smiles And a cute little nose. All these add up To a very special thing -- A BABY The greatest of gifts That life can bring"
On the subject of small, do you see how itty bitty those stitches are? DK yarn on size US2 needles! I don't think I've ever put so much time/work into a baby knit, as I did on this project. But, Makai and his mommy are very special to me. I met Sarah at her second birthday party, and we've been friends ever since. 26years. The things two people experience together in that amount of time.... let's just say, each of us knows far too much about the other to not be friends, and we wouldn't want it any other way.
Because this project was especially personal, I decided to monogram Makai's initials on his sleeves, to which Mike observed, "So, this kid is going to be an MFer, huh?". For Sarah and Kacy's sake, let's hope not.
If you're interested in adding embroidered touches to you're own projects, you might like to check out this video. I found it very helpful.
I followed Drops' "McDreamy" jumper pattern, and improvised alternating between white and blue through the raglan, for fun. I really love the button down raglan incorporated into this pattern. And, I think there is somethng considerably more sophisticated about the style/details in this design compared to a lot of other baby knits.
On my plane ride(s) between Chicago and Casper, I knit a coordinating hat to complete the ensemble.And, it topped off the finished look nicely, if I do say so myself.
Sweater Pattern: "McDreamy" by Drops Design Studios
Hat Pattern: Cabled Baby Hats by Julie Hentz
Yarn: Swish DK in Big Sky and White
Needles: US 2
6 weeks... and counting, Mak. :-D
6/15/2012 03:52:57 am
That's an adorable sweater! I love the colors on the yoke and I agree with the level of sophistication. Wishing Makai and his mom the best possible birth.
Please excuse me for a moment while I squeal over this sweater. It is absolutely darling! I can say without a doubt that this sweater was well worth the work that you poured into it. I especially love the personal touch that the initials bring to it (even if they are funny). Congrats!
6/15/2012 04:41:42 am
Yeah to babies on the way and life-long friendships!!!
6/15/2012 05:09:25 am
your knit's are stunning, I cannot wait till I can knit that well.
6/15/2012 08:17:16 pm
Such a gorgeous little sweater, super cute!
I LOVE the sweater! You did a great job on it, and it does look great without blocking.
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