Happy Monday Everyone . . .
Thanks for all the nice comments on Carter and his room (from my last post). When I posted those pictures, I forgot to ask everyone for help locating some fabric. I would like to make a bed skirt for the crib and possibly some valances. I found this brown and green dot that I like, but I really wish the dot was aqua blue to match the walls.
I have done some searching, but haven’t had any luck. Has anyone else seen anything matching that description? Any help would be really appreciated.
Now I have a few knitting pictures to share. I started this easy little cardigan before Carter was born. The reason I selected this pattern, was that I wanted something easy to work on in the hospital during labor. My thinking was that I would have about 12 hours during labor, then a couple of days in the hospital to get lots of knitting done.
Turns out I didn’t pick up my knitting at all during those days in the hospital. Or the days that followed, for that matter. I did eventually get the sweater done.
It’s a very simple design, so I chose a fun yarn, with good color, nice sheen, and a slightly slubby texture – kind of like how simple quilt patterns require fun quilt fabric to make the design work. I wish I could share the name of the yarn with you, but I lost the tag that comes on the yarn and can’t remember what it was called. (I am blaming it on the mommy brain. I hear I get to use that excuse for the next 18 years. I think I will be using that one a lot, because I don’t think I see things improving any time soon! lol.)
You can find the details for the sweater here. If anyone happens to recognize the yarn, I would love to know what it is, so please leave me a comment ;-)
I also wanted to show you some pictures of my Baby Sophisticate sweater again, this time on Carter. He has just grown into the sweater, so now he can model it for you.
I also made a little hat to go with it. The funny thing is now that the sweater fits, the hat is too small!
It doesn’t quite cover his ears anymore. I guess that isn’t a huge deal, because he doesn’t like to wear the hat anyways. He just rubs his head back and forth until it slides up off his head, and down over his eyes.
Lastly, I want to share a sweater that Carter got as a baby gift. I wish I could claim that I had the mad skills to make it, but I have to give the credit to my “Moron” friend Maria. (click here to check our her blog, Passing Down Crazy).
Let me clarify that – in this case moron is a compliment. We have been using this word to describer her for many years now. She is always tackling “moron” projects that the average knitter and quilter wouldn’t think of trying.
Like doing intricate colorwork.
Or knitting with a size 1 needle.
Or doing steeks and fancy buttonholes.
See what I mean?
Yep, she’s a total moron.
It’s such a beautiful sweater and I can’t wait for him to wear it. I still can’t believe we got to be on the receiving end of her moron skills! You can check out Maria’s Ravelry page on this sweater here.