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There is a baby still cooking away in his/her mommy oven but it already owns a sweater. A very nice sweater if I do say so myself. Its a Baby Sweater on Two Needles, more commonly known as February Baby. Its from the February collection of patterns found in Knitter’s Almanac by Elizabeth Zimmermann.
Like it? Many knitters do. February Baby has nearly 9000 projects posted to it in ravelry and since its publication an adult sized version has been designed called February Lady. So really a knitter could make matching sweaters for mommy and baby!
I’m not making a matching February Lady. Nope. My generosity doesn’t extend that far. But it did extend to handmade buttons.
These are Dorset buttons. I started with a plastic stitch marker for the base ring and then made the buttons with some left-over fingering weight yarn. If that is your thing, and being able to whip out a set of buttons is super handy, you can find my video tutorial for Dorset buttons right here.
Then I added the label. I want this baby to know that even though I’m not family, I made him/her something with love.
All babies need love… and they know it. They need love and attention and care and bottles, blankets, diapers, clothes, special soaps, doctor visits, a crib, a bassinet… and they need handmade sweaters. I got that last one covered. The rest is up to his/her beleaguered mom.
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18 Comments on "Baby has a Sweater"
Just adorable Jenn, mommy will love it!
The buttons are cute too, a nice finishing touch-and you can tell all were made with love.
Keep up the posts, we all enjoy them so much!
Thanks! I do love making Dorset buttons. Any excuse to make ’em and I’m on it!
I’ll be blogging forever I think. Its such a wonderful channel to share my passions.
Beautiful sweater! Thank you for the buttons, too!!!
Thanks! And being able to make buttons is such a handy skill. It never fails to impress. 🙂
A very cute sweater and the color is wonderful! I love the contrasting handmade buttons, too. I still have a packet of labels, but never seem to be able to make myself sew them in. Why not?! It only takes a few minutes – paltry next to the time I invested in the garment.
Thanks! The mom-to-be liked the color too. She told me so three times, lol. I do love knitting for an appreciative person.
And yes to those labels! I too find hand stitching in a label to be a bit tedious but I try to think of it as justifying all my efforts. There is hours (sometimes weeks) invested in a project and your time deserves a commemorative label, right? Right.
You are a sweet dear soul Jennifer. I’m glad to know you.
Aww, thanks hun.
What a sweet and thoughtful gift. The new mom will have her day lighten for sure.
Yeah I’ll be giving it to her tomorrow. I expect to see smiles.