In May 2012, I decided I wanted to learn how to knit. The driving force was because I wanted to make this particular cable knit bunting bag for my yet-to-be-born niece. At the time, it was about 6 months before her due date and I knew I would have to ramp up to that project. I took a basic knitting class at Workshop SF and started experimenting with scarves.
I quickly moved on to hooded blankets (kind of like a big scarf and the hood got me closer to the hooded bunting bag) and hooded scarves. Finally, I decided to take the bunting bag plunge – but not quite all the way. I wanted to understand the construction first before I took on cabling. So I decided to make a slightly easier bunting bag, also by DROPS. I chose a washable alpaca, milk fiber and microfiber blend. I ended up finishing it about 3 weeks before my niece was born and then had to wait patiently until she was big enough to wear it. But finally the big day came. And it was worth it.