I’m back! With more baby knits! These two lovely ladies are headed to the same lovely lady that received this quill baby blanket a little while ago. Since the parents didn’t find out boy or girl before she was born, I didn’t get a chance to make her a sweater so (6 months later . . . ) I’m sending a wee Stella her way.
And since I had yarn left after I finished the sweater, I decided to knit up an Elijah (by Ysolda) to match. It was an excellent pattern and a delight to knit, as per usual for Ysolda. This elephant’s name is Eloise though (or Ellie for short).
I used Madelinetosh sock in carnation for the sweater and then doubled it for Ellie. As a side note, I bought this madtosh sock on my first ever visit to Madtosh Crafts in Fort Worth! It was amazing! A wonderland of beautifully dyed yarns in every color imaginable! I spent a loooong time there.
I actually ran out of yarn with only one ear left to knit on Eloise! This meant another trip to Madtosh Crafts (such a hardship for me). Luckily they sell little mini-skeins (presumably for hexipuffs?) of their yarn and while they didn’t have a mini-skein of carnation in madtosh sock, they did have it in tosh merino light. So I took a chance and bought the tml. It worked perfectly! I doubled it just like the madtosh sock. If you’re looking for it you can tell a slight difference, but really the main difference is the ears are slightly softer than the body, which I don’t think is a bad thing!
I made the 12 month size of Stella so that it will hopefully fit for a while. I found adorable little pink buttons that perfectly matched the color. Mmm, I can’t get enough of those little garter stitch bumps in the light pink. I love baby girl knits!
I happen to know that this particular baby’s wardrobe is especially girly, so I think Stella will fit right in. And as for Eloise, I hope she is so loved that she ends up missing a limb or something. :)