Have you ever had an experience where all the little details worked out in such a way that you just knew God had His hands all over it? Where it could not have been more obvious? Every once in a while, I’m privileged to have an experience like that with one of my knitting projects. This is one of those times.
Last February, as I was knitting Lexi’s first Bloom, I suddenly had a thought, If [Friend] ever has a baby girl, I’m going to knit her a Bloom. In itself, not an unusual thought. However, the color came to me clear as day, too. Friend’s favorite color is a royal blue. Knit Picks has a great royal blue shade called “Celestial.” It had to be that shade. Right, okay, a Celestial Bloom.
About a month later, Friend announced that, after a year of trying, she and her hubby were indeed expecting! A few months after that, they announced that their long awaited Little One was a girl!
Time for that Bloom! Even though I knew what color this was supposed to be, I second guessed myself as I often do, and wound up ordering a few other yarns in other colors. Colors with names like “Lunar” and “Solstice.” But, no. It had to be “Celestial.” So, I cast on.
I worked on it during Friend’s virtual baby shower.
It featured heavily in my Instagram feed and even here on the blog.
In the middle of knitting her gift, Little One made her much anticipated entrance. Her parents gave her a Welsh name they had prayerfully chosen.
It means star.
Before they knew of her, before they knew her name, God knew. Before I knew, He knew.
A Celestial Bloom for a Celestial Girl.
The Knitty Gritty
Pattern: bloom by Georgie Hallam
Yarn: Knit Picks’ Brava Sport in “Celestial”
Needles: 3.0 mm for the bodice and 3.5 mm for the skirt
Size: Medium with the fullest skirt option