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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] gorengal.livejournal.com
Oh, that is just darling! And the christening gown is, too! ;D No, really...baby 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] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

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?

knittinghelp.com 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] tardis-mafia.livejournal.com
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] fourzoas.livejournal.com
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] tardis-mafia.livejournal.com
Either way, you still did a great job. :D

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

on 2009-11-14 12:12 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks!

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] fourzoas.livejournal.com
*passes the smelling salts to revive you*

Thanks!

on 2009-11-12 06:04 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] angelfireeast.livejournal.com
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] fourzoas.livejournal.com
Thanks! He is a wee sweetie!

on 2009-11-13 02:13 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] neadods.livejournal.com
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] fourzoas.livejournal.com
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] abstruse-fangrl.livejournal.com
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] fourzoas.livejournal.com
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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