I'll think up something fresh.
This was late evening on Saturday. The first of the feet was finished and yet, I am not so sure it is right. It looks awfully small.
This way it looks about right, and there is no reason to worry that it is going to be too small, and yet I worry. I'm not going to put away the yarn till Sweet Thing has tried it on and pronounced it good for a while. Later this week perhaps.
The whole little set of overalls looks like this.
I am very very pleased with it. It is awfully cute. Especially with both feet now complete.
I'm going to finish it with snaps. Snaps is a better option at all times for baby clothes, but particularly where you might have to move them as she squiggles her way taller. I hope she gets a lot of mileage out of this little pair of overalls.
I have to say the yarn is yummy. Very yummy in fact. I'll be interested to see how it performs. Once I sorted out the body and the awful pooling thing, as you can see, it worked out nicely. I switched strands every round all the way down to the top of the ribbed feet.
The original pattern, Pepita, is just as cute as a button but is knit on 2 mm needles with yarn that is finer than this. I really wasn't going to enjoy knitting on 2mm needles so I adjusted everything to a slightly larger gauge. It is really quite the cutest thing.
Next up for Sweet Thing? Das Monster. This one is daddy's favourite. One for mommy, one for daddy. After that it will be one just for Sweet Thing, a wee toy. I don't know which one yet, but something cute and cuddly with noise things inside, just for fun.
And since we haven't had one for a bit, baby!