Tuesday, August 18, 2009

What Has To Be The Worst Picture Ever

I'm not sure why I'm even bothering to post this picture, it's so blurry. But hurried cellphone pics often turn out like that. The color is just about right, though.

This is going to be Louise Cardigan from Vintage Baby Knits. I'm making it for my sister-in-law Kate's baby, and she picked out the yarn when we were on the Cape a few weeks ago.

Said yarn is Aurora Acquerello, which I know I swore never to use again, but the color seduced me, and it's machine-washable, and really, this isn't for socks, and the hand isn't bothering me as much as it did before, and did I mention it's washable?

Mary, checking out this week's knitting, said "Wow. Camouflage!" It does look a little like something you might wear to go hide in the forest, but I'm thinking of it more as a nymphish fairy who would peek out from behind trees and have a bed made of moss and a hat made of an acorn cap and play tricks and throw things at unsuspecting hikers. Much more the sort of fairy baby Kate will have, than, say, the foamy pink kind.

Dave and I were laughing recently over how we will dress Le Bebe. He declared, "let's not do that thing where the parents dress their kid like themselves."

I looked at him, and looked over to the Beachcomber Onesie we had just purchased. "Honey. We just bought our unborn child a onesie from a bar. I think that ship has sailed."

Kate got her baby a Beachcomber Onesie too. So we're talking about a drunken forest fairy nymph. Now that's a kid I want to meet.

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