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Knitting for babies and the TFA colour knit-along

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Knitting for babies and the TFA colour knit-along

Well, if there's anything better than seeing a teeny-tiny baby sweater come off your knitting needles, it's seeing a photo of that sweater on a teeny-tiny baby. Oh, my goodness. [caption id="attachment_8538" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="The sweater in question...only about 8 inches across the bottom hem."] [/caption] I received just such a photo on Saturday, and if there's anything that will guarantee that I'll keep knitting for teeny-tiny babies, photos like the one in my inbox would be it. Seriously. So, since today is the beginning of the TFA Colour Knit-along, and since I am going to see that teeny-tiny baby in just a month (so excited!), and since I'm a bit behind on my 12-in-2012 project...there's another baby sweater in the works. Tanis's Blank Canvas Baby Sweater pattern (available as a free Ravelry download) will be just the ticket. I'm going to cheat a bit and upsize my yarn and needles – from fingering weight to DK weight – as an easy way of upsizing the sweater, since the baby seems to be doing pretty well at upsizing herself! And hopefully that will mean the sweater will fit for more than a few weeks. Now the only question is what pattern to use. I'm thinking a monogram would be cute, or maybe a Fair Isle pattern from Mary Jane Mucklestone's great book, 200 Fair Isle Motifs. As if she knew what I was plotting, this morning she shared a great post about " how to choose and use pattern motifs" – great stuff! I see some quality time with graph paper and pencil crayons in my near future... Will you be knitting along? What are you going to make?
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