What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

My First Knitted Baby Garment

Long before I knew a baby was in my future, and when I was first starting out on this whole knitting thing, I started this little vest.  I started it because I love knitted garments, because it was small (so it would take the least amount of time) and because there was lots of stockinette stitch for me to practice.  I believe I was, at the time, working on dpns for a pair of fingerless mitts and having a devil of a time of it.  So, this little vest was my sanity saver and maybe a place where I knit in a few hopes and wishes too.

I remember thinking at the time that the sleeves were extraordinarily short but with no baby to try it on- I couldn't be sure.

I extended the straps about 4 inches on each side so that she could get at least a bit of wear out of it, my first knitted baby garment.  Her little potbelly hangs out of it but I am glad it sorta fits.  For a bit.

And it perfectly matches her stormy eyes.

Funny, I remember when I was pregnant I was hoping and hoping I might have a blue-eyed baby (all the children have Matt's dark brown eyes).  To think that I finished it up knitting this vest peering into the very same color of my soon-to-be-Tiddle's eyes.

PS.  Still working on the book Bandersnatch.  Enjoying every minute of it.




Melissa said...

Oh my! What a sweetheart she is! Love the outfit!

Carei @ Space for the Butterflies said...

Oh that is just so gorgeous - she looks absolutely adorable in it, and it's a lovely colour

Jayne M said...

What gorgeous photos! I love vests on littlies - reminds me I need to cast some on as autumn is coming up soon here in Australia. The yarn colour is just divine.

Miranda Hupp said...

So cute!

Ulli said...

So cute--and so is the vest! (great job, Rebecca)

Anonymous said...

Your Colin vest is so sweet and such a lovely color! I had trouble commenting the other day. I hope this works!


Anonymous said...

You did an amazing job for your first time. And she is so dang cute, I could bite her! :-)