Joining Ginny for Yarn Along…
At last. I have finished the Baptismal shawl (for Sunday!!)
Whatever inspired me to decide to use 4ply cotton? Never again!!!
Even more pertinent: what the heck inspired me to crochet the shawl “in the round”?!
By the time I was thoroughly mentally finished crocheting it, it was just too small to use as a shawl to wrap around Baby, so some lateral thinking was needed. Fast.
I folded down one edge (using a measurement from one of his cardigans) to create a collar effect:
(I folded less than this once measured)
Then chose some small mother of pearl buttons to sew around the collar edge, and a vintage button at the neck:
The older brothers were not impressed with my central button choice, deeming it a “bit blingy”
(how shocking!! -I am possibly the least “blingy” person I know!! 🙂 )
But once all sewn together, it looked fine, and so we decided on a dress rehearsal:
Unfortunately, our little Bubble of Cuteness just loves to JUMP, and so four hundred photos (or so) later:
Quick jump break…
(Our little Chewy… one tooth has come through and fingers- any fingers in close proximity, his or ours- are chewed on. Oh, the razor sharp edge of baby teeth!!)
I dont have any photos of the pile of books I’m reading (concurrently, of course) hopefully I’ll be more organised next time. For now, I am unbelieveably relieved to have the shawl finished. Just a few more rounds for his cap (no doubt will be done Saturday night in my usual way 😉 )
Oh Emily! That is so beautiful!!! Congrats on finishing – such a absolute treasure you have made!!
It’s beautiful, and unique — perfect for the youngest of your one-of-a-kind treasures!
That is gorgeous! I agree, it is a treasure, and looks like it would last through a few generations!
Just beautiful Emily, love your ingenious adaptation! The buttons add a special touch, this is definitely one for the the family heirloom chest : ) I’m amazed that you can get all these things done with such a small babe, good on you girl and have a wonderful day Sunday.
Lovely to have news from the Nest! Just love your patience, ingenuity, generosity, humour, and much more…Blessings to the little one (and his family)!!!!
it’s gorgeous! and the photos so adorable. i’m making a circular shawl and going to do the same thing, i’m ready for it to be done! good luck with the cap!
aaw! there it is! neat!
oh goodness! how big is he now?!
Love the transformation you made with just a button! such talent – envy is not pretty….
Prayers for a wonderful Baptism day
I applaud your improvisation there, and the button isn’t at all blingy………the shawl is beautiful and is sure to bebecome a family heirloom……….I agree knitting with 4ply cotton can become a little stressful and time consuming but the result was worth it.
Thanks for popping over and your lovely comment on my blog,
That baptismal shawl turned out beautifully. I’m going to be Godmother to my newest little nephew. His baptism is this coming Saturday!