My youngest brother and sister-in-law’s second child is due any day now, and I wanted to knit something to give to my new niece when she arrives. I knitted Ysolda’s Elijah for her brother when he was born, so I thought I’d make Sophie this time.
I was thinking of making her in pink, as a tribute to Judith Kerr’s When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, but it didn’t seem an entirely auspicious choice and besides, I was worried that people wouldn’t get the reference and would assume I’d chosen pink because it was for a little girl, and I really hate the whole pink-for-girls thing (and I say that as someone who rather likes the colour pink), so I decided that grey would be safer. I used Rowan Pure Wool DK and although the pattern was written for dpns I managed OK using magic loop (though I think it would have been easier with dpns, if I had had any in the right size, and I did have to use two circular needles to start the ears off because of the way the stitches are picked up from the head).
Now I just have to wait for my niece to make her appearance and hope she likes it!