Wife, Mummy, Nurse: Ruffle Skirted Soaker {Yarn Along}

13 March 2013

Ruffle Skirted Soaker {Yarn Along}

My cousin, Helen, is pregnant and due the end of May.  Helen and her husband live in Scotland; my sister, Saundy, and her husband are going over to Northern Ireland and Scotland the end of April/beginning of May.  I started knitting Helen a baby gift and will give it to Saundy and Seth to take over, because I do NOT want to pay for international shipping.  The problem is, I don't know the sex of the baby.  I wanted to knit a pink skirtie in case she has a girl.  Helen is VERY girly and loves all things pink.  On Sunday, I cast on the Ruffle Skirted Soaker and hope to finish it before the week is over.  I NEED suggestions on what to knit for a boy.  I don't have a boy and my daughter LOVES pink, purple, dresses, etc., so I have no clue.  I'd like to knit a sweater or top, after all this is Scotland and the weather doesn't get hot like it does in Maryland.  I'm considering the Puerperium cardigan, the Knitted baby onesie {but stopping short so it's not a onesie}, or the New Babeh.  I also want to add I have never knit a sweater, and I have this fear I'll MAJORLY mess it up.  What would you recommend as a first time sweater?

Because of school work, I am not reading anything new.  I'm currently reading through the Psalms of Ascents {120-134}.  I love the Psalms.  I go to a church that sings Psalms exclusively.  If you'd like to buy a Psalter, order them through Crown & Covenant.

I posted the second picture of the longies I completed, but in case you did not see it on last week's post, here it is.

What are you reading or knitting?
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  1. I Love making ruffle skirt soakers. They are so cute and adorable on baby!

  2. Ooooh, I may now have to make a ruffle skirted soaker (as the weather will be steadily warming!) The longies are lovely.

    This (free) pattern on Rav in on my to do list and may be good as a present (for a boy or girl): http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/knubbelchen - just to throw another knitting suggestion into the mix! ;)

  3. These look wonderful! Well done!

  4. I love the longies! Longies are my next knitting endeavor...