Thursday, September 07, 2006

so sweet you'll get a toothache

sugar & spice...i was commissioned by my sister tee to make some baby-type things for a co-worker/friend of hers that is due shortly. tee gave me the colour wish list--they obviously found out the sex of the impending arrival...if ever i had the tremendous blessing of being pregnant, i think i'd like it to be a surprise....although i'm not knocking people wanting to know whether it's a boy or a girl, i'm just saying...there are pros, like you can pick your gender-oriented colours, case in point:

i doubt you'd see anyone dressing a little boy in these...unless they had, you know, issues. i also think there are cons to finding out the sex of your baby...what if you have your heart set on one or the other and you don't get what you want? personally i think people should just be grateful they can have a baby at all and not be picky, but there are some incredibly shallow and stupid people out there that want to design their baby...don't get me started...anyone that knows me knows how close to my heart this issue is.

i'm also working on some leggings that go with this little set, which i think came out very well...the leggings...well,we'll see....i'm not convinced that they will turn out (or more to the point, if i'll be able to finish them without seeking out some help). luckily i have a more experienced knitter in the form of cee's mum close at hand, and between the two of us hopefully we'll figure them out.

there's more baby stuff on the needles, but not enough progress yet to show...that's the thing with this knitting...so much slower than crochet...but i just love the pattern, so i guess i'll just have to work twice as fast...yeah...that'll work...right?

5 comments:

Vik said...

Hi Kiki! Beautiful baby set! Imagine the baby wearing it, cute!
If you are interested, I invite you to go to Photos -at the sidebar in my blog- and open the Babyworld album...
I agree 100% with you about the baby design and other related "advances" (?) I´m very interested in the subject of where´s the limit between cience and ethic. Oh well I could continue typing but it will be a too long comment...

Susana said...

Cute baby set!

When I was expecting, I didn't want to find, I wanted the excitement. I bought a bunch of yellow and green things and called it a day.

Joni said...

I love that baby set! I wish I'd seen the pattern for the sweater when I was expecting my daughter. You know, once upon a time pink was a boys' color--considered too strong a color for girls. Girls wore blue.

blackpurl said...

I love that baby set!!! It is so precious!

Sheila said...

Absolutely adorable... love the set.. can't wait to see the leggings.