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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Rediscovering knitting

Ok, I'm not really rediscovering knitting.  I never forgot it or stopped or anything.  I've just been doing it more and enjoying it more over the past week than I have in a while.  I'm sure my recent sewing troubles are the big cause of this.

Here is a baby sweater I cranked out in a week for a baby shower today.  It's a gift for my expecting cousin, but I couldn't resist trying it on my littlest man for photos.  I can't believe he's already 5 months old and sitting up so well!

My other son saw I was trying to entertain Baby with a toy, so he tried to help out.  Awwwwww, he's the best big brother!
The pattern is Aran Pullover from Vogue Knitting's Baby Knits Two.  I'm seeing now that I spent almost 50% more for this book than it's listed for at Amazon.  Oh well, I was supporting my LYS, right?

After finishing the baby sweater just under the wire (knitting until 9 last night and finishing up until 10:30 and blocking overnight), I want to relax with something pleasant and pretty.  Enter Frost Flowers Jacket from Feminine Knits.
I decided to start on one of the front pieces instead of the back so I could see the lace.  Here it is one repeat in... me likey.
Also still on the needles is this cardigan, which is really close to being complete.  Just a few more rows and then a bit of ribbing.  If I can tear myself away from the new lace and the boys cooperate, I'll bet I can finish it during the Eagles game tomorrow.  I think once I finish this, I'll hopefully get a little sewing bug back since I have a divine dark marly brown knit to make a cozy turtleneck for under this.
Hope everyone is having a spectacular weekend!


Rachel said...

That is such a pretty sweater.

Amanda S. said...

Very cute sweater. I need to make some sweaters for my boys. What kind of yarn did you use?

Jenny said...

I really love the cabled baby sweater, wow! And your sewing projects really inspire me. I can appreciate all the hard work that went into those tailored pants and the jacket too. Well done you!

Anonymous said...

The sweater looks great on Mark - and I'm sure my little one will love it too! I'll send you a pic of the little on with it on!

ms. Givens said...

He looks wonderful in blue.