Thursday, March 17, 2011

Res Completa: Baby Polo

So I still have no actual baby to dress up (on the outside, anyway), but here's another little man-inspired thing I'll put him in when I do...



A little, tiny striped polo shirt made out of almost exactly two skeins of Rowan Cotton Glace and US 5 needles. It was very simple, with little raglan sleeves and a seed stitch collar.

A couple of years ago when one of my favorite LYS's went out of business, these two balls of Cotton Glace were left alone on a shelf at their final sale. For some reason, I have no idea why, I grabbed them and thought, "I HAVE TO MAKE SOMETHING WITH THESE FOR MY BABY." Never mind that, besides simply having a husband, I was nowhere near having a baby. And also, navy and yellow? Cotton? Not sure what screamed "BABY" to me, but I'm glad I had them when it came time to knit for the little one. The only thing that bums me out is that the navy bled into the yellow a bit on the front of the shirt. But it's ok...I'm sure it will be covered in various forms of baby spit and such anyway. :)

9 comments:

hibou said...

What a great little tee for him. Hope you'll post photos of the real model in all these great knits! It's a shame about the bleeding, but you're very right that you'll probably not even see it!

Jo @ a life in lists said...

What a sweet little tee - after a few spit ups and a few washes, I'm sure the bleeding won't be noticeable!

I need to get on and finish the last couple of projects I have planned before baby appears in a couple of weeks. Maybe I can squeeze in time for a polo shirt...

Caroline said...

This is another beautiful top. Your little one will look so good.

Aline said...

...it's like you knew he would arrive in the Spring! What's not to love about this shirt? seed stitches and stripes...cute!!

Berit said...

There's nothing like feminine intuition. Sweet little Polo for you little son.

Julie said...

Such a cute stripy top!! looks adorable.

AlessandraLace said...

I love it. hugs

CanarySanctuary said...

What a cute knit (and cute story!)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

How did I almost miss this post??? So adorable ~ his first polo! Love how the seed stitch collar softens up the look for a baby. Was just checking in to see if any word.....