I had one last little item planned that I had to whip out before my self-imposed, arthritis-care knitting slow-down.
Some friends of ours are having a little baby girl and I had to knit something for her. I haven't yet had a little girl come into my life since learning to knit and I always look at all of the sweet little cardigans and sigh, dreaming of the day when I will knit some ruffles and pleats or a tiny bit of lace.
So, naturally, I had to seize the opportunity.
This is the Baby Kina pattern knitted up in Sirdar Snuggly DK yarn.
Also naturally, I couldn't leave well enough alone and just knit a sweater, so I whipped up a little skirt to match.
Also, since I whipped up a little skirt and knitted a sweater, I had to make a little rosette accessory.
Not knowing whether her parents would prefer the rosette on a headband or a onesie, I left it as-is and we can attach it to something later.
I really love the buttons. They might be my favorite part of the whole thing.
This is not to say that I will never again knit a baby sweater. Hardly! I just will have to plan ahead and not try to knit one up in three days' time. Slow and steady wins the race, right?