Cute enough to nom

When I first learned I was pregnant with the Podling, I looked at books for knitting things for small humans.

Actually, that’s a lie.  When I first learned I was pregnant, I freaked the hell out and ostriched a bit in the hopes that if I didn’t acknowledge it, it would all go away.  Then I hoped it would go away if I just didn’t talk about it.  Then I was gripped in the throes of some pretty nasty morning-noon-and-night sickness that kept me from doing pretty much anything, including much reading, knitting, traveling, or eating.

Eventually, I was able to look at a few books and eat a bit, but I really didn’t have the mental, emotional, or physical energy to knit hardly anything. Even reading was out of the question; watching the needles move made me queasy, and so did all those little black letters on the page.  I looked at the pictures, though.  I could handle pictures.  One of the books I particularly wanted to knit from was Susan B. Anderson’s Itty-Bitty Nursery.

Decorate--er, dress your kid in style. Pretty sweet.

This is something I wanted to make for him. I didn’t know he was a him, but I figured that babies can pull off just about any baked goods, regardless of sex. I bought yarn to make it, but never managed to actually get it on the needles. Mostly because I was so drained from work and being pregnant, I only had enough energy to come home and sleep, eat, stare slack-jawed at the TV until bedtime, and sleep some more.

Happily, things were different with the Peanut. I knitted and crocheted up a storm, despite having a toddler running around all the time. Here is the hat and mitts set I made her.

Just my size, she says.

…and Taka’s paws. This was just prior to the cat trying them on for size.

I used Rowan Calmer for the tan section, a leftover ball from a run-in with Shedir. I don’t remember what the white is, but it was a DK weight of some sort of baby yarn. Very soft, slightly shiny, very washable. The red is leftover something-or-other, and the green stem is mercerized cotton (possibly something from Knitpicks).

Now the picture is complete; a cat has been added.

Taka would like to know if these are for her, or if I just hadn’t yet called her for the photo shoot. She’s very fluffy.

She could not be more pleased with herself.

Regal, even. Beautiful. What was I talking about?


About crankyfacedknitter

We are a motley collection of cats, cranks, nerds, geeks, hobbyists, humorists, writers, caffeine addicts and one knitter. We have many offspring, but admittedly, most of them are imaginary.
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