1) Sweater on the Fly
I know I said I'd give you a picture in natural lighting but... well...
It is 106 degrees outside my house right now so that is NOT happening.
I stood in front of a window for this picture ^_^
Then I took it off and threw it in a pile of winter clothing where I'm sure I won't see it again for 6 months.
Still, it was really so fun to knit a sweater without a pattern. For a minute there I didn't think it was going to work out, but I guess I really lucked out! Holding the wool-ease double was an excellent way to get a sweater fast, too.
2) Incredibly boring in comparison: white dishcloths
3 and 4) Hat and Sweater for a family baby
Materials: Wool Ease, 2 Skeins
Size 6 needles (I am so happy I learned magic loop, enabling me to knit this entire thing without switching needles)
As you can probably tell, I didn't use a pattern for the sweater. I just cast on 90 stitches and did a basic raglan. The original plan (if you can call it that) was to knit a placket down the middle front so that the new mama can just unbutton it to pull over the baby's head. But at some point I threw that plan out the window and decided that garter stitch is probably stretchy enough, especially in combination with the fact that the neckline was already accidentally far wider than I had intended. Basically I totally messed this up because pride goeth before a fall.
And yes, the garter stitch wannabe placket is one stitch off-center. I can't ever un-see it and it makes me so crazy. I'm not even sure if this is going to make it to the gift box for the new baby. It's sort of shameful. It does look cute on a stuffed cow, though.
The hat was made from this pattern, and I wish I had done a rolled brim instead... But I guess to match the sweater it had to be ribbed...
Neither of these items are really newborn sized, and I think I'll have to make something else for the shower. Still, they were fun to make (stripes yay!) and I love using up stash yarn!
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I have one more important thing to note. Today is my son's birthday! He is two years old. Here is a picture of the day he was born:
|At 9 pound 11 oz, June 1st 2010|
So, anyway, I asked him what he wants for his birthday, and he said he wants cake, candles and to sing Happy Birthday. Can do, little buddy, can do.