I seem to have switched gears, from quilts to knitting. Suddenly last week I got the urge to knit. I haven't picked up my knitting needles since early June, leaving my poor little non-gendered baby sweater waiting for sleeves. With my desire to start something new, I finished up those sleeves as quickly as I could. I wish I could remember what yarn I used for this. I used every single bit of it.
Actually, I was short, so I had to knit my second sleeve 2 rows shorter than the first, go back and rip back the first sleeve to make it 2 rows shorter, then use the left over yarn to finish the second. Yes, just barely enough. I still need to weave in the ends and add buttons. The pattern is the Garter Yoke Baby Cardi.
What I was eagerly itching to knit is the eyelet yoke baby sweater. I went to the yarn store with a pretty watermelon-ish deep pink in mind, but what I left with was this yarn that is supposed to mimic fair isle, Sirdar Crofter DK Fair Isle Effect Yarn. Pretty cool! I usually try to use natural fibers, but was surprised at how nice this felt.
As you can see, I'm done with the body, but I don't think this will be worn for quite some time. I knit the newborn size using a smaller needle than called for, but it looks like it would fit a toddler. Who am I kidding, it practically fits Ava!!
Oh well, I'm sure it will be used eventually by my baby or given as a gift. I really like this pattern, so I'll probably give it another go, hopefully with smaller results.
Next up is the Baby Kina Cardigan. Isn't this sweater sweet? I can't wait to make it. I had to use my French language skills to figure out what I was doing on the website, but the pattern itself is written in english. I'm going to knit it in the Debbi Bliss ecobaby, the yarn called for in the pattern. Now I'm debating whether to finish the sleeves on the Eyelet Yoke, or put it aside to dive into the Baby Kina. Ah, decisions, decisions...all made from the comfort of my sofa with the ac & celing fan on full blast!!