Here’s another overdue post inspired by bloggy friends. Janet showed off a beautiful baby sweater the other day, which reminded me that I hadn’t yet posted about my last completed knitting project. I was also inspired by my new adoption/knitting bloggy friend Holli, who appears to be a Knitter with a capital K (I’m just a knitter with a super tiny lowercase k).
So, I knit this little sweater for a baby shower back in April:
The color doesn’t show very well here, but it’s a warm taupe color, which I thought would be nice for a baby boy. The collar should fold back when there’s actually a baby inside the sweater; otherwise the little guy will be rocking a stand-up collar. Baby Noah was born just last week, actually. He had a bit of a rough start (with some breathing difficulty) but thankfully he is scheduled to go home from the hospital in a couple of days.
Pattern: Ribbed Baby Jacket by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Cotton Club (20993)
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
This was a fast and simple project, and it was interesting to knit since the front, shoulders, and back were all knit in one piece and seamed together up the sides. This meant that I got to practice my seaming skills (which I have determined still need some major improvement). One cool thing I like about this sweater is that the button is purely ornamental. There is actually a hidden snap sewn in that pulls the front of the sweater together. (This design also saved me from learning how to knit a button hole!)
I currently have two projects on the needles:
This is the completed back of my Seaweed Cardigan (Ravelry link). I’m now about halfway through the right side of the front of the sweater. Maybe I’ll actually finish this when the weather still accommodates short-sleeved sweaters!
I also have another project in the works, but I’m not going to share any details here, other than to say that it may or may not be for the super-cute son of the winner of a certain blog giveaway. 🙂