It's been awhile since I wrote a knitting-focused post, but I have been knitting away over the past few months. Many of my projects are secret (or nearly secret) until after Christmas, but I did finish a sweater for Cooper that I wanted to share before the onslaught of finished Christmas gifts.
I've knit this pattern once before, for a friend's little girl, so I was familiar with the construction. That said, it's a lovely pattern, but it does require a lot of finishing work (seamed hem, sewn-on buttons, attached i-cord neckline, etc). For something so sweet and tiny, it's absolutely worth the work for me, but I do need to tackle those particular parts of the project when my mood is right for it.
I'm very pleased with the finished item, and I can't wait to see how it looks on Cooper, once it fits. (But for that to happen, he has to get bigger, and I'm in no rush for that).
For more details, see my ravelry project page
Yarn: Valley Yarns Superwash DK, in the color classic navy
Size: 6-9 month
Pattern: the cardigan from the Mavis baby set by Oomieknits
Needles: US 5, a size smaller than the recommended
Specifics/modifications: None. The pattern is very well written. I do need to pay attention to the ubiquitous at the same time directions. As such, the buttons are slightly further apart than the pattern called for. And I reknit the yoke after falling asleep knitting one too many times and making errors in my increases. ;)
Several weeks ago, I finished a new cardigan! This project was the first time I've done an all over lace pattern, as well as the first time I've made a drop shoulder construction cardigan.
Today, the air felt different. Cooler and more crisp. Filled with anitcipation. The last several weeks since my last "life lately" post, have been filled with a lot of summery fun and they've felt full. I might be getting ahead of myself, since it was in the upper eighties this past weekend, but decidedly, I love the shift that comes with slightly cooler weather. Nevertheless, here are some things we've been up to in recent weeks:
As July comes to a close, I wanted to check in and share some recent projects I've been working on, as well as a few that I've completed. I also wanted to share some creative-focused podcasts I've been enjoying, and some musings about crafting in community and future plans for knitting, sewing, and a brand new, very-beginner skill for me: crochet!