November 07, 2007

Just in time I think

Bonnet, full view

I finished another baby bonnet. Just in time for it to go in the mail and be at my aunts house by Sunday I hope. She asked me to knit this bonnet to go with her (and my) family's christening gown.

I struggeled a bit to get this thing together. First I had trouble finding a lace pattern I liked that went well with the gown. It has a fair bit of lace on it, waves and flowers theme. I did not want to knit a flower lace pattern. It was hard to find one that worked well with the lace on the gown while at the same time not being too feminine. I know baby boys can pull off feminine quite well but it was not what I was after. So I decided to try the waves instead and went with the wave/jigsaw pattern I fell in love with when I knit the Jigsaw socks during the last sock swap I was in.

Bonnet, stitch pattern

I struggled a bit with the cotton yarn (Rowan Cotton Glace) and knitting this particular pattern flat. It involves a p2tog tbl, and I find that very hard with cotton yarn with minimal give. It did turn out very pretty in the end though.
I also had to knit and rip the ribbing around the neck 3 times before it all looked pretty the 4th time. Very frustrating, messing up simple ribbing and a row of eyelets multiple times!

Bonnet, ribbon ties

My favourite thing about my way of knitting these bonnets is the back. The decreases add a certain somethin-something that makes it all come together so well.

Bonnet, back

As you can see I'm now heading into the poor lighting photos period known as winter. I had to take these pictures at work. It's dark when I leave home in the morning and dark when I get back home in the evenings. You might end up seeing a lot of Ikea office furniture this winter. I'm not patient enough to wait until weekends and home time during daylight hours to take pictures of my knitting.

6 comments:

reluctantMANGO said...

It's adorable! I think you've found the perfect gender-neutral lace pattern, and I'm sure your family will treasure the bonnet.

Bezzie said...

I love it! It's lacey without being too girly. Even though you're right, when it's a christening, boy or girl, you have to have the lace!

Elizabeth said...

AWWW. So cute.

Sarah said...

Adorable!

So pretty.

Batty said...

It's lovely! What a lucky baby.

nattugla said...

Lekker, lekker, lekker!!!