Because it was my Christmas rush, I had let her know I was having quite a bit of wait for orders. I JUST got it finished on Feb 12! Of course, it doesn't take 2 months to make these two little items (and I did do a few small things like the dishcloths and the ruffled scarves), but I'm not happy with a 2 month wait! I'm trying to get that down, but then I spent all of this morning on the internet, doing things like registering my business name and messaging an accountant. Ugh.
I searched through most of my vintage books, but could not find a pattern that I liked, in the right size, that had enough information to make sure it'd fit. I was perplexed. I looked at my diaper cover pattern, but what I had trouble with before when I made the romper was the bib height and strap length. Then, through Ravelry, I found two patterns. I ended up using "Lesley Sunsuit" . It was close to the gauge I was using, and had both a six month size, and a twelve month size, so I figured I could wing the sizing a little. I mean, I had three babies. Two weighed 20lbs at six months, the third wasn't quite 20lbs when she turned one! Height is probably a bigger deal. I cast on 12 sts for the crotch because my gauge was a little off and that gave me (mathematically) the size I needed. I think I ended up with the stitch count for the larger size after doing the decreases.
I made the bear first, using one strand of a fuzzy mohair blend from the stash.
I took the pictures quickly because it was very cold, the light was dimming quickly, and I thought it was going to be picked up the next day. This is the only picture of the bear. I made him a bunch more scarves in assorted random colours. Him and his scarves weighed 16gr.
The romper was made with two strands of the same yarn, for a few reasons. I figure the photographer would probably prefer that the babies keep a diaper on, so the thicker fabric will hide that. And, at 6 months, 9 months, etc, you don't usually go for that delicate, lacey look. Babies are looking more robust and hardy. And...because the larger gauge fit the pattern and went faster!
Yarn In: 500gr
Yarn Out: 71gr + 1476gr = 1547gr
Balance: 1047gr more USED than bought
Costs: $21.19/51days = $0.42/day