My little Bennett Mae is due in July, so naturally I'm nesting. Not so much in the cleaning my house like a madwoman kind of way (though it's highly needed) but more in the crafting until all hours of the night kind of way. I wish I had more time to blog but there are SO many projects that I want to do that I don't even post about the majority them (obviously, since I so rarely post these days). It may take only an hour to complete a project, but by the time you document with photos, edit your crappy photos (in my case) and blog and edit for spelling and grammar (occasionally) you've wasted TONS of valuable crafting time.
All the while, you should have been cleaning your messy house. (Or is that just me?)
Messy house aside, I found a sweet pattern via Pinterest called the Angel Wings Pinafore. I repinned it immediately. And then I grabbed some yarn and about 2.5 hours later, I had a newborn-sized pinafore completed.
I used Martha Stewart Crafts Lion Brand Yarn Collection- specifically the Extra Soft Wool Blend in Buttermilk. What a gorgeous name for the color I used--Buttermilk. Oh Martha, you never cease to amaze me. I love this particular yarn. Another great option for this pinafore would be Lion Brand Cotton Ease. I have become a Lion Brand devotee, can you tell? Cotton Ease is a nice cotton to work with, washes up well, and it's affordable. Win, win, win. The Martha yarns are a bit more expensive than the other craft store yarns, but so far they've proven themselves to be worth the extra cost in my opinion.
I used pearly buttons for the back. So precious, and a great adornment considering babies are often thrown over the shoulder--why shouldn't the back have beautiful details?
To add just a bit of color. I wove ribbon into the yoke and stitched it in on the back to keep it in place. I think Martha Stewart would have liked my ribbon color choice--a calm celery green.
I bought leggings at Gap Kids before purchasing the coordinating ribbon. Gap Kids really has great style and awesome colors. I looked in a few cheaper places for newborn leggings and was pretty disappointed with the offerings (primarily hot pink and black)--but Gap had so many fantastic babyish colors that it was hard to decide. One particular store tried their best to sell me on their infant "Jeggings" (jean-looking leggings, for those of you who don't know) and I don't think I held back my look of horror at the suggestion. Let's just say this sweet little pinafore was not intended to be worn with Jeggings.
Jeggings. Ha. What a funny word.
Oh, and wish me luck. I'm going to my first kitting class tonight. My goal for the night is not necessarily to learn to knit, it's more along the lines of not poking anyone's eyes out with my knitting needles when I inevitably get frustrated and lose my temper.