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LittleZ was christened/baptized/dunked on Saturday. We hosted a houseful of family and friends, ate much gumbo and cake, and generally passed a good time.

I cast off the last stitch on his christening gown about 30 minutes before we arrived at the church. I committed what I consider a knitting travesty: I used a steam iron to "block" the gown. It's far too short for a proper christening gown, but given the climate in this Deep South state, I think it was just right. And this is as long as I had time to knit.

Pics are a bit yellow; one with baby is more true to color.

Yarn: Jaggerspun Zephyr Off-White (held double)
Model: LittleZ post-baptism

The Gown

Close-up of Angel Lace

In Motion!

Now to finish his blue blankie...

on 2009-11-12 02:44 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh, that is just darling! And the christening gown is, too! ;D No, and gown are both lovely. Well done on the knitting!

Speaking of knitting, I am trying to figure out a pattern that calls for a K1,P1-type of rib (is that what they call a checkerboard?), and I can't figure it out. Do you know of a good website with instructions and pictures that I could search? The few I find via Google leave me more confused. Or even a good beginner's book I could request from the library might be helpful. Thanks. :)

How are things going? Getting into the routine of being back at work?

on 2009-11-14 12:11 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]

I don't know about the pattern; it sounds like you're doing a sort of basketweave, which would produce a flat fabric, but you say it's a rib? Can you link me to the pattern? has great videos.

I'm slowly getting back into things, but I'm definitely going to have to become more streamlined at work and home; just don't have the time for lollygagging about! ;-)

on 2009-11-12 03:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
That is too cute! I love the 'Angel Lace', too...damn you're good. :D

on 2009-11-14 12:11 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thanks! I can't take credit for the lace pattern, but I can say it was great fun to knit and may become something I use on future baby gifts!

on 2009-11-14 12:28 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Either way, you still did a great job. :D

on 2009-11-12 04:30 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Very nice!

on 2009-11-14 12:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]

on 2009-11-12 04:35 pm (UTC)
syien_island: (Lovely Freema)
Posted by [personal profile] syien_island
GAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!! *dies from the CUTE*

on 2009-11-14 12:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
*passes the smelling salts to revive you*


on 2009-11-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
That's lovely. I love the little angels knitted in.

You little guy looks adorable!

on 2009-11-14 12:13 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thanks! He is a wee sweetie!

on 2009-11-13 02:13 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
It's a beautiful gown! (Beautiful baby too, but I'm more familiar with knitting.)

on 2009-11-14 12:14 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Thanks! It was actually a fun knit; I wish I could have completed the whole pattern as written, but I'm pleased with my end product any way.

on 2009-11-13 07:44 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Oh that is lovely! :)

I wish I could do that sort of thing. Alas, these fingers just aren't able to put together anything other than a scarf (aka a long piece of random knitting).

We hosted a houseful of family and friends, ate much gumbo and cake, and generally passed a good time.

Gumbo AND Cake?

Lil' Z really does bring the party! ;)

And he's just so adorable! Look at his little fingers and toes. Awwww!

on 2009-11-14 12:16 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile]
Honey, if you can make a scarf, you can knit whatever you set your mind to! Come down this way and I'll give you lessons! ;-)

No only cake, but 5 different cakes! We had:

1. Chocolate Doberge
2. Coconut
3. Fresh Apple
4. Lemon Sour Cream Pound Cake
5. Orange Cranberry Crumb cake

Lil' Z does, indeed, bring the party!


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