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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.