I have always enjoyed knitting baby clothes – they don’t take as long to finish, and there is always a grateful recipient for them [young mums at Church, teaching colleagues, or one of the many charities around] But in three months from now, I am hoping to be a grandmother. So I have been knitting lots of stuff for Liz.
Just after she announced the pregnancy, I spotted the Sirdar #264 “Gorgeous Babies” book, in a shop in Christchurch – with a sample of the fish… jumper alongside. I was enchanted - so I decided to treat myself to the book and some yarn – and produced the jumper in a week or so. The pattern book has 30 designs and goes up to primary school sizes, so I should get my money’s worth. The yellow jacket is from Debbie Bliss ‘Knits to Give’ and the Bootees from Zoë Mellor’s ‘50 baby bootees to knit’. The three along the bottom are Elizabeth Zimmerman’s BSJs.
I have agreed with Liz that should she not want any of the garments I make, they will go into the cupboard at church, to be sent to the Romanian babies. I get pleasure from making these garments, but they don’t all have to stay in the family!