Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Retro Romper

I did it! I have published my first "self published" knitting pattern for sale on Ravelry!  You can find it here... Retro Romper.  For you non-knitters, Ravelry is a online source for knitting and crochet patterns and provides a place to record and share your creations with the world.  I have a number of patterns that I designed for Blue Sky Alpacas on Ravelry which are available at local yarn stores that carry Blue Sky Alpacas patterns.  I will always be grateful to them for having faith in me and my ability to bring their vision for a new pattern to completion.  One of the most challenging of those designs was the Audrey Coat.  I had the privilege of attending TNNA (the yarn industry's trade show) that year and seeing my design on the runway.  I will always remember the great people I met there who were so encouraging to me. 
I love to look at vintage knitting pattern books and especially love some of the baby clothes.  This design is an updated romper using Blue Sky Alpacas Dyed Cotton.  This cotton worsted yarn works up  into a beautiful fabric that any baby will love to wear.  It is so soft.  This baby is one of my grandsons, Henry.  He has grown a bit since this photo was taken, they grow up way to fast. 
I hope you enjoy this new pattern.  This would be a quick knit for a baby boy shower gift that is a bit unique.  If you are looking for a baby sweater and quilt pattern consider the Cotton Baby Set I designed for Blue Sky Alpacas out of this same yarn.  One of my granddaughters is the model for that one!  I have another childrens pattern nearly finished and hope to get that one up soon so stay tuned.