As usual I did not meet my deadline (the baby shower) although I was close (and I did gift it before the baby was born). I completed the knitting, but the sweater was still quite wet on the blocking board. I embroidered fabric and made covered buttons.
Per usual, I took a while finding a yarn and pattern to suit me. I ended up modifying this pattern by using different edging and motif. I love the way it looks except for the stockinette edge; I should have modified that part better.
This was my first raglan sleeve sweater and my second baby sweater.
I am linking here again.
I am knitting a log cabin baby blanket. I love how it looks. Although I am still technically reading The Talisman Ring, I have most recently been reading Bleak House and hope to finish soon.
Here is the baby sweater I wanted to finish for Christmas Eve . . . I finished it New Year’s Day. I learned how to seam which was time consuming but fascinating in the way it turns out. I borrowed Natural Nursery Knits from the library and used this pattern out of it. The neck looks really small on mine, yikes. I would use the pattern again for a baby boy; I think it is really cute. And I think I would try more patterns from the book as well.
- Link up here.I am reading three books, but I am trying at the moment to finish Little Dorrit. And no, I still have not finished those other two knitting projects, but this is a Christmas present (a baby sweater). I am working on the back and front at the same time because it makes me feel like I am working faster and in order for the sweater to look more uniform.Here is my first holiday batch of yarn, from Knitpicks. I have another order from yarn.com coming, but the yarn I need for Christmas was back-ordered, so I am going to have to pick some up tomorrow. Yes, excellent timing.