like i said, there’s a tiny person on the way in my family. and she’s in desperate need of my knitting. the mother may disagree. but the fact is, without clothes she’ll go around naked, and that kind of behavior will not stand, man.
the pattern called for a heavier yarn and 3.5 needles, so i wasn’t exactly sure what size would emerge from the green ball of joy. after blocking and stretching it a little it seems like a pretty good fit for a newborn (chest circumference 40 cm). so all’s good. unless she decides to keep baking in there and pop out two months later as some sort of giant inflated monster child, which in my pseudorealistic universe is entirely possible. that would render the cardigan useless though, and make me a very sad panda. here’s to hoping for a normal, healthy child with normal, healthy proportions. although an extra finger or something would make her more unique.
my only complaint with an otherwise good pattern is that it advocates needless gender divisions among defenseless children. listen to this: “a lacy cable and picot edge can make a pretty cardigan for a little girl; or a handsome rope cable and garter stitch hem make a masculine cardigan perfect for a little boy”. really? feel my gender-egalitarian wrath! FEEL IT!
obviously i went for the “masculine” version to prove my point.
after recovering from this gender shock i also made a butch pair of socks to match. to keep them piggies warm.