I need an opinion on a baby gift project I want to start. Anyone reading this please feel free to leave a comment and let me know what you think. I found this pattern to make for a friend of mine expecting a baby boy in November.
The problem is I love the poncho pattern (on right), but a friend of mine thinks I should knit the bunting instead. She doesn't think the poncho is appropriate for a baby boy. My thinking was if I knit it in a blue/green colorway it will be fine. Just looking to see what other people think. I don't want to be way off base with this.
An update on my poncho. I had to frog the 12 rows I had knitted on the Art Nouveau poncho. It was painful, but I did it. The stitches were looking a bit small compared to the photos in the pattern, so I double checked the guage. Sure enough I was getting too many rows in per inch. I ripped it out and did another swatch on US 15's. It came out perfectly. Finding the right size circulars was another story. I hopped off the train a stop early to walk over to my LYS on Wednesday only to find that they had changed the summer hours and weren't open late. I went to A.C. Moore's later to find they only had a 29 inch length instead of 32 inches. I picked them up anyway (I'm a bit impatient sometimes). They are working fine now, but the first couple of rows were tough as the stitches kept scrunching up and trying to twist. Now that I've knit about an inch or so there is enough weight to keep it from twisting.
Frogging this did teach me me a valuable lesson on frogging a mohair boucle yarn. (It doesn't like it). I had to throw away a good size portion of the yarn after frogging as it was very frayed. Now I have to pick up 3 more balls instead of the 2 I already needed to finish.