Although they are not going to find out the sex (even though they have ultrasounds every month--and I'm convinced they're going to see boy or girl parts by accident one day), I knit them a baby sweater.
YYB's wife is German. Real German. Not that stupid "My Great Great Grandmother's Cousin's dog was 50% German" you hear people talk about who have been in the U.S. a while.
She's got German pride as much as I have Alaskan pride. And she absolutely HATES Alaska (where they're living right now).
Despite this and her mildly insulting edict that when they name their kid they will be coming up with a new name because "They recycle glass, batteries and paper--not names," (my name, Dr. Mad Scientist's name and Chunky's names are all "recycled") I knit them a baby sweater.
And finally, despite the fact I knit her a scarf two years ago for Christmas that she doesn't wear because it's allegedly "too itchy," I knit them a baby sweater.
And it's a bandwagony sweater.
It's the Dream In Color Tulip Baby Sweater.
I knit it in the German flag colors. I'm sure they'll have a girl and this will get tossed away never to be worn.
But it doesn't matter, because where I come from--we recycle names and we don't waste good yarn on people who complain it's "too scratchy." It's made of Red Heart. No loss if it ends up as a dust rag.
Honestly I was shooting for Vanna's Choice or Wool Ease, but Red Heart had the best colors.
Pattern: Dream in Color Tulip Baby Cardigan
Yarn: Red Heart in red, gold and black
Needles: US 7 and US 6
Notes: I didn't obviously employ the graded color changes this sweater calls for. Nor did I do the seed-stitch rows that occur where the colors change. That was basically because I forgot and by the the time I got to the end of the second stripe, I remembered and didn't feel like frogging back. I liked it with the smooth stripes.
This is the first time I've ever done an applied i-cord edging. I think I'm in love! I am infatuated with the clean solid non-rolling stability it gives!
So there you have it.
A German baby sweater for the baby with the name Kadadfiddsoo (because if you're not going to recycle a name, it had better be completely original!), who will probably never wear it.
Now onto make a baby sweater for Dr. Mad Scientist's brother who's wife is chucking out Spawn #2 in October. They had been living in Virginia (not really cold) but their financial mistakes caught up with them and they declared bankruptcy before they could forclose on their house and fled to Alaska where they're living in my mother in law's basement.
It's been a cold Alaskan summer and I know that basement gets cold--winter will probably be worse.
Labels: 2008 FOs