Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Worth the repetition

I rarely knit something twice, especially with the same yarn, but a few months back when I was working on the Baby Yours sweater, I just kept thinking about how perfect it would be for my friend Kerry's baby.

Back in December, I went to Madison, WI for the baby shower.
Kerry (7 months pregnant) & Farrah

I made the sweater exactly the same last time, with the same Debbie Bliss Cashmerino, but I did switch up the buttons. Kerry is 100% Irish, so I thought these silver buttons were perfect for a half-Irish baby. The gender was a surprise, but I thought the color would be appropriate for either.

Baby sweater for K & J

I love this little thing. Pretty simple knitting and such a huge payoff, particularly with this gorgeous cable in both the front and the back.

Baby Yours back

Kerry & Jason really loved it. I can't tell you how many times they have mentioned it since the shower. And here's the best part- they already sent pictures of beautiful baby Molly, just five days old, modeling the sweater!

Molly's sweater

Are you freaking kidding me? This is enough to make a knitter cry. Okay, it did make me cry. Because nothing is better than a beautiful healthy baby girl born to two of your closest friends EXCEPT a picture of that baby wearing a sweater that you knit just for her.

Molly in her sweater

Welcome to the world, baby Molly!