Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Knitting Update post ahead.  

All of a sudden, E's "radius" is expanding.  For a couple of months, she has been pushing herself backwards, which often resulted in her being further from her goal (usually a toy or person) than when she started.  But, last week, she started pulling herself forward.  It's more of a wounded soldier crawl at the moment.  Let the baby-proofing begin!

I realized that I haven't shared one of my favourite baby knits yet!  This pattern was actually one that Giz found.  Usually when Giz sends me a link to something she finds cute (happens multiple times a week), I take a quick look but assume that I'm not going to be as interested as she is.  But, this one was different.  I couldn't stop thinking about it.  It has a old-fashioned, delicate look to it.  It works as both a casual sweater and something a bit fancier.  

I've learned that the half-buttoned sweaters work really well in terms of longevity.  I also like the 3/4 length sleeve.  You don't have to deal with massive cuffs when the baby is small.  These pictures are several months old.  I'll have to see whether the sweater still fits!

In these next pictures, E is modelling one of the hats I made for her.  I made the mistake of making too many hats for the first winter.  Between gifts and what I've made, she has about 7 hats that probably won't work for more than this past winter.

Since E was born, I've had a hard time finding the time for knitting.  Part of the problem was that I was working on a project that required that I pay attention to the pattern.  It's best for me to just work on something with a consistent pattern so that I don't have to take 10 minutes to figure out where I am every time I pick up the project. I finally got the pattern (a butterfly) done and realized that I didn't do the shaping correctly.  Not a small mistake.  I had to take the entire panel apart.  Now I've abandoned the project because it's a 12 month size and by the time I finish it, it won't fit.

I have picked up a more basic project. will stay in hiding for now.



That Girl said...

I really love the lacey knits!
My biggest problem is that I have a knitting family, between them and my mom's knitting group, we have so many beautiful sweaters, but they're not always size/season appropriate, so sometimes we don't get much wear out of them.

kat said...

Wow, that sweater is gorgeous! Great work. Have you done "the" baby kimono yet. Easy knitting & one of those sweaters that can last through lots of growth.

chicago foodie girl said...

E looks ADORABLE in that hat!!

PG said...

Kat -- no I didn't do the kimono. I've seen it on Ravelry and considered it. Maybe I'll still do one. I'd like to make a simple sweater in a larger size, that will last for a decent amount of time.

Jessica said...

Don't frog unfinished projects unless you hate it; you may be able to use the project another time. I started a sweater for one of my twins in 1995 and finished it a few years later for my youngest son! :-)

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