Little Knitting

The baby shower was today, so I get to show you the baby sweater that I finished last week for my little niece (who is expected in April).

Louise Cardigan in Dream in Color Smooshy Ruby River (Ravelry Link)

And there is more finished knitting I can show you later too! Ten days of internet deprivation and I kicked out some serious knitting.

Abby’s Dream Come True

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Abby’s Dream Sweater in Dream in Color Smooshy (Ruby River, Green Lantern, Visual Purple and Buttercup)

Three things about this sweater.

1. Collaborating with my daughter was so fun. I can’t wait to do it again. And it was awesome to see her face when I presented her the finished product. She said it is exactly what she pictured. Score!

2. Still need buttons. I am thinking little pearl buttons that will fit in the weave of the button band. I didn’t put holes.

3. I learned through this project (among other things) that I don’t know how to do intarsia. It was  a poor attempt and I can see lots of flaws. I think I need to take a class or something. I am a self taught knitter, but I can tell I taught myself this technique wrong.

So, there it is. Success. 🙂

Outsmarting Myself

Because I put off knitting sleeves, dreading the monotonous task of knitting the same thing twice. Because a sweater will languish for weeks, even months, waiting for me to get up the nerve to knit sleeves for it. Because I have gotten way to close to having a bulky, wool sleeveless top one too many times.

I am knitting the sleeves first this time.

Brilliant, I know. But, notice, I only have one sleeve there… 🙂

This is  Abby’s dream sweater that I blogged about here. I am pleased as punch how well it is turning out.

And, about this weekends post. I apologize for dumping on you all. I was having quite a day. Then, God reminded me of all the things I have to be thankful of. I am a spoiled rich kid compared to most in the this world and I should be thankful for that. God is so good to put me back in my place, and I am doing much better now. 🙂