Call me sentimental……call me old fashioned…… to me there is something comforting about a newborn baby wearing a soft warm hand knitted cardigan.
More and more great grandchildren are arriving in the families of my friends. So more more requests are arriving for me to knit newborn sized or even bigger cardigans.
Often I’ll have something suitable on hand – but just ocassionaly I ‘will’ knit to order. Has to be a quick and easy knit, one I’m comfortable doing and know I won’t ‘muck up’.
One friend came with a special request – even though her granddaughter had told her the sex of her expected early winter baby – she (my friend) would like something that was all white. Just a little something to bring baby home in that can then be put away as a keepsake. Not fancy though. And out of all the patterns I showed her this old favourite of mine is what she settled on.
A couple of days after Christmas I get a frantic phone call…..the expectant mum (her granddaughter who lives in Tasmania) is constantly talking about wanting colour in her baby’s life. So could I knit another cardigan, coloured this time. Just not in the red and dark navy that’s being mentioned. Could it be blue because ….there’s no way I’m putting a babe in those colours. We managed to find a blue that wasn’t pastel and would suit a slightly older baby and she chose a plain and simple pattern to show it off.
With a trip to Tassie planned for next week my friend popped in yesterday to pick up the finished cardis (which will then stay until needed with her daughter, the mum of the expectant mum……gosh this is getting complicated lol) She looked at the two little woolies and laughingly said – Boys just have to have BLUE!
I wonder if she has noticed all the male tennis players at the Aus Open sporting their pink Nike sponsored clothing 😊😎