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G Is for Gods (and One Goddess)

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I was really racked my brain for a G, and I think this one works.

A carving of a Maya god at Tulum.

Chichen Itza
It looks like just a plain old snake, but this is a representation of Kukulcan, the feathered serpent god of the Maya. You may also know him as Quetzalcoatl, as the Aztecs called him.

Chichen Itza
If I remember correctly, this is a carving of the god Chaac, the Maya rain god.

Punta Sur - Isla Mujeres
This doesn’t look like much, but it’s all that’s left of the temple of Ixchel, a Maya goddess. The temple is at Punta Sur, on Isla Mujeres, which means “island of women.” Punta Sur is the furthest east point in Mexico, so the sun hits here first every day.

F Is for February Baby Sweater

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F Is for February Baby Sweater

Pattern: February Baby Sweater
Source: Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitter’s Almanac
Yarn: KnitPicks Simply Cotton Organic Sport
Colors: Malted Milk w/ Ginger trim
Needles: US4

F Is for February Baby Sweater

I love this little sweater so much! It was just shipped off to its recipient yesterday, so it will be waiting for her when she makes her big arrival.

I made a few small changes to the pattern to personalize it. For the tie closure, I just used a yo k2tog tow to create eyelets and then threaded a contrasting color  icord through them.

F Is for February Baby Sweater

The cuff edging is a basic crochet shell edging. I really stretched my crochet skills here with such fancy stitchwork.

F Is for February Baby Sweater

The rest of the sweater is edged in a simple single crochet edging, in the same contrasting color.

F Is for February Baby Sweater

Yes, I somehow managed to screw up garter stitch. That little mistake is a lot more glaring than I thought it would be, but I’m mostly okay with it. I’m going with the idea that it was a purposeful mistake because only the gods can create perfection. Yeah, that’s it.

The great thing about cotton yarn is that it’s machine washable and dryable. ¬†For babies, that’s essential, so this organic, undyed cotton seemed like a perfect choice. It will only get softer with washing.

I love how this turned out, and I can’t wait to see photos of Baby C wearing it. If I could change one thing, though, it would have been to knit it in DK instead of sport weight yarn. It ended up super tiny, so she won’t get to wear it for very long, sadly. That’s alright, though, because I’ll just have to knit her a bigger one as she grows.