Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Knitting for baby

Swank is moving along nicely (I've done the back and fronts and will be attacking the sleeves shortly), but I've had to put this project on pause because I've got a little baby knitting to do.

Friends of mine just had a lovely baby boy and now that I know the sex, I'm throwing myself on the needles for some marathon baby knitting.



I've chosen Aran Pullover from Knitting for Baby by Melanie Falick and Kristin Nicholas (a really lovely book).

I hope mine turns out as nice as this one.

My only concern is that the baby is of Scottish heritage, yet the sweater is an Aran design, which hails from Ireland. Plus I'm knitting this thing in green. Am I committing a HUGE cultural faux pas with this thing? What do you think?


7 comments:








kim

said...

I'm not sure about such things, but I think the sweater is beautiful, and your friends will love it!





Marie

said...

wow, that is really beautiful!





The_Add_Knitter

said...

Ee-gads!! No, there is no faux pas whatsoever. An example of a faux pas would be knitting a Catholic Irish baby an orange sweater....





Jodi

said...

That is going to be a gorgeous baby sweater! So many wonderful cables.

Faux pas, shmaux pas. It will be a big hit.





weaverknits

said...

no no, it's not "kelly green," which I consider the "potentially offensive green." As for the design, it's so simple and cute that no one will care about its heritage. So cute!





Nora

said...

This is so beautiful!
Definitely not a faux pas! No way!





Judith in Ottawa

said...

Just tell them it's an Arran sweater and you're back in Scotland!