Knowing that one of Eleanor's friends is expecting a baby has given me the opportunity to do a little bit of baby knitting. I used to knit lots of baby garments when I was in my teens. Coming from a large extended family and being the youngest cousin, there always seemed to be someone who was pregnant that I could knit for, but I haven't done any baby knitting for quite some time now.
I already had a ball of Hayfield Bonus DK in my stash so I looked for a pattern that would suit this yarn and I came up with the All-In-One Baby Top by Marianna Mel, a free pattern on Ravelry. As well as it being such a pretty little jacket, it was the All-In-One bit that attracted me as I hate sewing up seams. Knowing that Lucinda has already had a scan and found out that she's expecting a girl, I'd have probably gone for a different colour had I got a choice, but lemon was all that I had in my stash and I really wanted to get it knit up as I knew that Eleanor was seeing her before she went to London last week and would be able to give it to her then.
It didn't take much yarn so I knit the matching hat too, the pattern calls for this to be knit flat but I found modifications on Ravelry to enable me to knit it in the round.
Lucinda was really pleased when Eleanor gave her the little gift so I may have to knit something else now for when the baby's born. I really enjoy knitting things for babies as they're so small, they don't take very long at all.