Another baby knit in progress
I guess I'm at the age where all of my friends are getting pregnant. At least it's a good excuse to indulge in a little instant gratification knitting. Here's the latest baby knit I'm working on - the Pea Pod set by Kate Gilbert. It's a cute and unusually sophisticated knit as far as baby knits go - I love the asymmetry of the cardigan and the leaf lace motif is charming. My friend, who's due in 4 weeks, has opted not to know the sex of the baby - hence the green color choice. I'm going to make the matching hat too and modify a basic booties pattern to incorporate the lace leaf stitch.
The yarn is Jaeger Matchmaker Merino. It's scratchier than it feels in the skein, but I'm told that it'll soften up with a washing. When blocking it, I mixed in a little hair conditioner and it does seem to be loftier as a result.