After all the promotion of the puppy fabric and quilts lately, it is fun to be able to post about something else! I have been getting a little knitting done – mostly while I follow Carter around outside as he is exploring. He doesn’t really like to sit still and play at something with me. He prefers to go from one thing another, always so interested in what is around the next corner. To keep from getting bored, I carry around a small knitting project and work on it here and there. Sometimes it is only a row or two, but every little bit can build up when the projects are small. I am focusing on enjoying these last few days with just the two of us and spending lots of time with him. He has been in a really good mood, so I am really enjoying how happy he is. (I think that molar that was bugging him is now all the way through. What a difference that makes!)
The first knitting project I am going to share, is a sweater vest that I knit for Carter’s 2 year pictures. I mentioned that he wouldn’t sit still or smile for the pictures, but you can check out the vest anyways.
In this post (and my last one), the professional shots were taken by Laura Jill Photograph. (See her Facebook page here)
The pattern is Pembroke Vest, by Kirsten Kapur.
I have already made one of these for Carter (link here), but he was really little and I used one of the other cable options. I can hardly remember him being this small!
I have decided that I prefer the cable on the second Pembroke, so I am glad I changed that.
The yarn is Cascade’s Ultra Pima in the color tangerine. The yarn is very soft and has a nice sheen to it. My only complaint would be that it doesn’t bloom (not sure if that is the right word) and fill in the cables. I feel like you see the individual stitches, rather than the cables.
I think you can see what I mean when you compare it to the yarn on the first one – I really don’t notice the individual stitches on the green one.
Once it is on Carter, I don’t really notice it all that much. You mostly notice the punch of color! Love that tangerine . .
If you need any more info, you can find my Ravelry link to the project here. I’ll be back with a few new baby knits shortly. . . . well, depending on when this baby decides to make an appearance.