Tue. Jul 23rd, 2024
Second Lockdown Baby Jumper

Still in lock-down, I’m letting other people participate in the “Great Experiment” of whether it is time to emerge. I’m watching out for a second wave and won’t even consider venturing out until there is greater certainty and empirical evidence that it is safe to do so. Meanwhile, I’m having a great time in an extended retreat.

I found a second unfinished baby jumper begun years ago by my daughter. I love the texture created by this simple stitch. I’ve used the stitch a number of times, adapting it from this pattern but this is the first time I have knitted the original pattern.

It comes from Sirdar Book 337 “Little Speckled Chicks” and is the cover project, Design F, page 22, in size 1-2 years. I used Heirloom Dazzle 8 ply acrylic in colour 260 white for the body and Premium Marvel 8 ply acrylic in colour 2004 autumnal multicolours for the ribbing and collar border.

As always it is not complete without the matching beanie and coat hanger. I’m thinking of making a teddy bear with the yarn remnants.


Who am I? I am different things to different people. I am a poet, a visual artist, a sculptor of found objects, and a writer. I am a bookkeeper, an office manager, an administrator and software support consultant, even a short-order cook and barista. I am a parent, a grandparent, a sibling, a cousin and a friend. I am a traveller, a technophile, a philosopher and a student of all things.

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