Sunday, November 20, 2011

Autumn Kimono for an Autumn Babe (3 of 53)

I'm an Auntie again! My lovely new nephew Ethan James was born on Thursday evening. I had a feeling early on that this baby would be a boy, but my sister-in-law thought it might be another girl so I tried too use fairly neutral colours when knitting for the baby. I was inspired to chose colours that I thought would suit being worn in Autumn/Winter.
I've had one skein of beautiful Dream in Colour 'Classy' in the colourway 'Chinatown Apple' for a few years. I bought it at Stash Yarns in Putney, and have been saving it for a special one-skein project. The colour is perfect for an Autumn baby.
I saw this pattern on Yarn Harlot's blog a few months ago and knew that it would be a great project for this precious single skein. It's a top-down raglan so no seaming! Sewing seams didn't used to bother me at all, but the older I get, the more I'm coming round to the idea of seamless construction!
I found the perfect button in Creative Quilting, one of my favourite fabric shops in East Molesey opposite Hampton Court Palace.

I was at my parents' house yesterday morning before visiting my brother, sister-in-law, Megan and Ethan in the afternoon. It was a beautiful Autumn morning, crisp and cool with a clear blue sky so I grabbed the opportunity to photograph all Ethan's knits (plus a little something for Meg) so I can finally post all these projects I've finished over the last few months.


1 comment:

PURLPOWER said...

Congratulations! One of each now, perfect.