Baby Shower

August 27, 2014

This coming weekend, I will attend my first real American baby shower. [L], one of my PhD colleagues, is expecting a baby girl in September, and one of her friends is hosting an evening which, according to the invite, will be full of cocktails, games, gifts and other unspecified entertainment. Where I come from, the whole baby-gifting usually happens after the tiny human has been safely delivered into the world, so this should be fun also from a cultural and anthropological point of view. In any case, the occasion gave me the perfect excuse to finally lay my hands on this particular pattern I have been eager to knit for quite a while now:

Pattern: Immie Tee by Carrie Bostick Hoge
Yarn: Hazel Knits Artisan Sock [colour: Frost]
Needles: 3.25mm
[More project details on Ravelry]

It’s one of those patterns that look extremely complicated and difficult, but which, actually, are really easy to knit and produce a great end result. I am particularly happy with how the cool greenish pastel colour contrasts with the lacy front panel [it works even better than I thought].

London is really cold and rainy at the moment, which makes for the perfect knitting weather. I have already a new project on the needles, about which I will tell you more soon. But now back to some art historical writing…

4 Responses to “Baby Shower”

  1. This one looks great! I want to learn how to knit too, but unfortunately it’s not my field and it seems so hard for me to understand the pattern it has. You have done a very great job for this one. Congrats.

    • [m] said

      Thank you very much! This pattern may actually be a little too difficult if you have not knitted before, but it is really easy to learn how to knit. On the internet, the knitting community at ravelry.com is really helpful, and there are a lot of video tutorials out there that can help you get started. I highly recommend it :)

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