I just got back from a great trip to see my sister in Portland. The last hurrah in a lot of ways. Last time I see her before we have our babies, last time I fly on a plane without a little one, last vacation with Tyler, and my last time in Portland for the time being (my sister will likely be moving away soon). Time just goes too fast. It was fun to go around Portland eating lots of delicious food with a twin baby bump. I'm sure we were quite the spectacle.
Of course I didn't come empty handed, I brought a few things I knit for my sister's little girl. I love that I can knit girl and boy things, best of both worlds.
For the sweater, I had ordered some yarn that I was hoping would be more monochromatic, like a tonal gray. Instead it was a bit more variegated with subtle tones of purple, gray, and even some spots of red and blue. I didn't like how it was knitting up, the stripey look really takes away from the lace pattern. But I always had the backup plan of dyeing it once it was finished if I didn't like the color. So that's what I did. I think the deep purple turned out great, and was so easy to do (but hard to photograph). ravelry link
I also knit some baby leggings with some self striping sock yarn. So fun! I tried to make them real small and stretchy so they will be snug on little legs. I don't like how sometimes they are all saggy. These are so fast to knit up, I think I will be making many more. ravelry link