I began Harmon’s baptism outfit this past weekend using a skein of Ginny’s yarn from her last Etsy stocking. I.love.this.yarn. It is a baby-cheeks-soft, sport weight Merino wool dyed with black walnuts. The subtle variation in the dye is exquisite, a beautiful heathered fawn. I have never used a traditional white baptismal gown for any of my babies–I couldn’t afford one for Coralee, couldn’t find what I wanted for Merritt, & June’s was a knit (not by me!) acrylic disaster that nearly caused her heat stroke. My plan is for Harmon to wear a white one-piece romper with these wee, fawn-colored moccasins &
this Wee Envelope sweater in Ginny’s yarn. The construction of Wee Envelope by Ysolda (I love her blog!) is brilliant. It’s one piece, but begins at the left sleeve on dpns, progresses horizontally across the front & back yokes separately, & ends at the right cuff; the body is then picked up from the slipped edges & worked in the round to the hem. An I-cord is worked along the neckline as you go & that, my knitting friends, is genius.
I made a mistake about here in the pattern. I attached the held front yoke stitches to the live back yoke stitches (using k2tog) at the right shoulder backwards accidentally & had to painstakingly rip that all back. I’ve got it attached correctly now. Next I knit down the right sleeve on dpns.
Harmon is learning some new skills this week, too! He’s quite smitten with June’s new stuffed animal “Artic Wolf”–I think it’s those mammoth eyes. He loves staring at it, but yesterday…
He grabbed it! And he did so several times so I know it was a purposeful movement. He’s 2.5 months & becoming such a big boy already.
I sure do love our wee little Harmon.
June heard the story of Zaccheus at preschool on Monday and she’s been telling us the story of the “naughty, wee little man”–she may have confused a few things, but she got the gist of it.
We had a wee bit of snow over the weekend.
And now we are working on a wee warm-up weatherwise.
Hope your We[e]dnesday is swell!
Joining in with Ginny.