This new year is starting off as busy as last, at least this year it does not involve trying to travel in the winter weather. So, I did not quite get to my weekend post over the weekend but here is what was on my needles over the weekend.
Shortly before Christmas my good friends asked me to be the godmother to their newest child. I was so touched and honored. My new goddaughter is the youngest of four so while she is already one no one has quite gotten around to having her baptized. Date is to be determined. I knew I wanted to knit something for her big day but she will be almost 18 months before this happens so the usual bonnet and/or booties are a little out of the question. The funny thing about this is when their first child was born almost 10 years ago I was a relatively new knitter (had been at it for about 2 years) so my skills were still, developing, shall we say. I had a small baby shower for her as her family lived out of town. We arranged to have it when her parents would be in town. I knit the baby a pair of booties. They were all knit and done flat and sewed up the back. They were not the best booties but it was what I could manage. My friend opened them and loved them and showed them around and was genuinely very happy with the gift. About two gifts later she opened the box her mother had brought. Out of it she pulled a beautiful white fan and feather patterned baptismal blanket. At this point, I wanted to quietly retrieve said booties and hide them in my back room. Her mother was so nice and supportive and was sure I could handle feather and fan, and, in fact sent me the pattern when she got home. I still have it and I still have not tackled it. What I’m saying is knitting and this friend have a long history.
But, back to the upcoming baptism. I searched Ravelry and was amazed at the beautiful patterns you can knit for a baptism. Besides the gowns there were many bonnets and booties and one bib. Well, that was a great idea. I was not crazy about the one I saw so I just started playing. I did a seed stitch border and knit in a cross pattern. I want to get some gold or silver thread and outline the cross so it is a little clearer to see but otherwise I thought it was a quick, fun knit and I’m sure it will be perfect for my goddaughter’s big day!