Thursday, July 26, 2012

Traveling Baby Sweater Needs Destination



Anchor buttons on the back

Project:  Baby B 兵兵, may be changed to Traveling Baby Sweater (see notes)
Pattern Design B Anchor Sweater from Sirdar Gorgeous Babies Knitting Book
Yarn:  Paton's Classic Wool from stash 
Yardage about 200 yards
Needles: Size 6 & 8
Cast onJuly 14 2012

Cast off: July 25 2012
Cost: about $8 including buttons
Finished size: 24in chest, 11in long, 7in sleeves
Previous entry: last week
Notes: This little sweater is as adorable as I imagined, and I still can't figure out what to do with it. Keeping it for Henry is a long shot. He's 13 and when I proposed the idea he turned purple. I'm a natural pack rat, starting another "collection" is a dangerous path, not to mention I have plenty of stuff to get rid of the way it is.

Here is an idea: I'm going to let Baby B travel from one new baby to another, we'll share pictures on blogs and Ravelry, and see how many homes we can hit in one year. The sweater fits babies about six months old or younger. Depend on the weather, the baby will be able to wear it no more than a few times. It's pure wool and requires hand washing, so it may end up to be a put-it-on-for-a-cute-picture sweater. I'd love to see it being re-used from one knitter's home to another, instead of being stashed in my garage.

Now do you know a new baby?

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14 comments:

Cathy said...

What a cute little sweater! Wish I HAD a baby... or maybe not ;-)

Heather Woollove said...

So adorable!! Well done, you!!

Allison said...

Adorable!

Pumpkin said...

Oh wow! That sweater somehow turned out even more adorable than I ever could have imagined! The buttons are a perfect match too. Your idea to pass it around is great, now if only I had a baby... Wonderful work!

Mary said...

No more babies for me.. Great idea to pay if forward like that!

Tawnee Isner said...

What a cute sweater. Sorry no baby here, but it is a cute idea

AllyB said...

I love it! Nothing cuter than an anchor on a sweater, expect, maybe, a whole bunch of cables :) Happy FAF Vivian, have a great weekend and give that little Rascal some pets for us.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

No babies around here! The sweater is darling!

Spinster Beth said...

It's adorable!

Kathryn Ray said...

I know of a baby coming but I don't think the parents have told everyone yet.. and they do not have a blog (that I'm aware of). :-/

WonderWhyGal said...

I wish I knew of someone deserving of this sweater. Almost makes me want another baby...just kidding.

Voie de Vie said...

That turned out really well! I do know someone with a baby, but I don't want to volunteer someone else's child!

Melissa Plank said...

What a great sweater and a great idea too, I can't wait to see where it travels!

Vivian said...

VdV, show the picture to the new mom, it might just be enough to entice her :-)