Friday, April 25, 2008

More Sheep join the fold

The slippers are blocked and have their buttons sewn on. With the addition of a tam, that completes the pink sheep baby set:

It is well nigh impossible to photograph a tam well. Laid flat it looks like a knitted frisbee. But laid any other way, it looks like a ball of moosh. I guess the only way to do it well would be to smack it on some kid's head. Alas, some kid was not available this morning as I was taking pictures.

With those baby items out of the way, no more people to knit presents for, and lots of schoolwork I should be doing, of course I cast on for a totally frivolous and recipient-less baby sweater:

Yes, I am a copycat: Shelley's gorgeous brown and pink Narnia cardigan was so beautiful that I had to run out and buy some yarn in comparable colors to knit it myself. It's an incredibly apt thing to be knitting right now; look what is outside the office window:

Ah, spring.


Jodi said...

Such a cute baby set! Your little mary janes are darling.

You know, people are always having babies. I like having a stash of baby knits ready to give rather than feeling pressured to do deadline knitting.

Good luck with the rest of the semester! I'm on the quarter system and have many weeks left to slog through.

*Michelle* said...

I so admire your work! Absolutely charming & beautiful. The sheep set is definitely on my "to knit someday" list!

Rachel said...

"Ooo, ooo, pick me, pick me (hands waving wildly in the air!). I'm having a baby in 3 weeks!"

Oh, wait, I'm having a boy.

(Hee hee, I'd take it anyway, though, lol!)

Liz said...

Aw sweet. Though sadly we've determined that my niece doesn't really suit a tam so I shan't be knitting one myself!

Stefaneener said...

So. Freaking. Cute. And sure, someone's going to have a baby. I just think if I were ever going to start knitting baby things to stash, I'd start cackling about grandchildren, and that, my friend, is a road I do not need to head down.

Hang in there with work!

Sereknitty said...

Adorable set! Really love the Narnia cardi ... those colours are fabulous!

kay said...

What a breathtakingly cute baby set! Oh and I also love the new sweater, so fun!

Batty said...

What a cute set! Oh, the little sheepies... I think my biological clock just exploded.