I adore knitting baby clothes, don't you. They're so quick. Through the years, I've gained positively loads of experience with all things baby: miniature blankets, socks, sweaters, hats and mittens. Most of my projects have been gifts for my nieces, Madeline and Adrienne, or for my friends' kids, of which there are many.
Well, the time has come to usher in a new era here at Briana's Knitting Factory. I have now begun knitting items that will stay in-house. Sadly, all my friends who have babies in the future will most likely be opening store-bought baby shower gifts from me. Because my needles are going to be busy. I'm expecting. Twin girls.
Indeed, those of you who are knitters yourself know that there exist far more adorable baby patterns for girls than for boys. Some might say I've hit the knitting jackpot! In fact, those were my exact words as I lay in the ultrasound chair after finding out their genders, trying with all my might to focus on the immediate positives and not allowing my mind to fast forward 15 years to the high-drama, hormone induced female mania that will inevitably infiltrate our household when these girls are teenagers. (Pause for air. Just breathe Briana).
I came across the pattern for these little Mary Janes on Ravelry. I feel like I'm a little late to the game, having just discovered Ravelry a couple months ago. It is awesome. Like facebook for knitters, and just as addictive, you can post all your knitting projects, peruse other's projects, download patterns, shop for yarn, meet up with local knitters. Just trust me, it is awesome. Here is a link to my profile.
If you like, you can get the pattern for these Mary Janes here. They are called 'bootees' in the pattern, but I can't say that word without cringing a little bit. I prefer 'Mary Janes'. And I figure these girls better learn appropriate footwear terminology as early as possible. One can't start educating them too soon, right?
As you may have guessed, I am entirely consumed with darling handmade projects for these girls. In fact, the fabric background in the photos above will soon become a pillow for their nursery. Those silly little owls make me want to do a dance they're so cute. There are so many ideas bouncing around my head, I can't wait to make them all a reality and share them with you. Stay tuned.