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 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. 🙂
So far, my morning sickness has remained very mild (wow!) and so I have been able to accomplish some knitting, some frogging, some knitting, some chart rewriting, some frogging, some knitting…..
But it is going to get done very, very soon. I am determined!
…or graph paper with smaller squares…
…or a repeat somewhere….
Wish me luck!
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. 🙂