Just before our 18 week ultrasound where we could find out the gender of the baby I had a momentary lapse in my desire to not find out the gender of the baby. It all started because I saw an adorable crochet baby dress on Pinterest. Then I started looking at all the adorable gender specific baby knitting patterns, and started showing Brian too, trying to convince him we should find out the gender of the baby for the sole purpose of me knitting lots of baby items. He was resolute. So I said, “FINE. I’ll just knit the kid a yeti.” and showed him this pattern. He thought this was a great idea.
So now I’m knitting a yeti.
Because yetis are gender neutral. Right?
I’ve modified the original pattern heavily. (I can’t help myself!) The pattern was written to be knit flat and each piece seamed. I’ve been knitting each of the pieces in the round, and on the top of the foot instead of binding off I decided to turn the work inside out and work a three needle bind off.
I’m using a wonderful yarn, Blue Sky Alpacas Worsted Cotton. I chose this yarn for several reasons: it was the right gauge, I like the colors, and I wanted something soft and baby friendly. I think I’ll have plenty of left overs, I’m thinking I might even get a skein of white and make a second yeti that’s white and the pale blue/green.