Taaaaaaaa DAH!

Chloe‘s Batita is DONE.  She arrived one week early in late July and days later I got sick, then got better, got a job, quit the job (did I tell you I quit that teaching job?  Yeah.  Sometimes life’s too real), finally did some knitting after two months off and top of my list was this baby jacket, my second batita.  Batita, as I understand it, is Portuguese for “baby jacket” and I have my old old college friend Sandra to thank for this pattern, family heirloom of sorts.

It took 1.5 skeins of sportweight Louet Gems.  Love that yarn.  It is sturdy without being harsh, comes in a lot of colors, has wonderful stitch definition.  LUV!

I foolishly tried to knit this from one skein of Louet Gems sport – and I did not have a second skein, just in case.  Well, “in case” happened.  RIP.  I turned to trading yarn on Ravelry and this beautiful burgundy serendipitously came into my life!  And now Chloe’s.  It’s gender-neutral without being pastel green or yellow which I know is a cause near and dear to her parents.

Welcome, Chloe!

  3 comments for “Taaaaaaaa DAH!

  1. Charlotte Mayhew
    October 27, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Looks great! Lucky Chloe!!

  2. October 28, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    It’s a gorgeous sweater, and very much appreciated. Chloe likes it too, if drool is any indication. 🙂

  3. October 28, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Thanks, ladies! Chloe’s drool is a bonus. I wonder what it means that Elinor keeps puking on hers so that I have to wash it a lot. Hmm…

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