Melissa, a regular reader of this little blog, has a question for fellow Fearless Knitters. She's just finished all the pieces for a blue cardigan sweater for her one-year old granddaughter. Because it's the third sweater she's knit for this precious human and because she's an adventuresome knitter (among other qualities), she'd like to try … Continue reading Lining for a Knit Baby Sweater?
I'd figured out about a month ago that the log cabin blanket would be bigger than your usual baby blanket. OK, I figured it as soon as I started. The pattern is called Log Cabin Throw -- no mention of "baby" at all. But I really liked the color combination, and I'm a fan of … Continue reading The Thing About Babies
Since it's now too big to be a traveling project, the Log Cabin Throw hasn't been getting much attention lately. Every day, I tuck my latest sock into my bag as I head to Mom's home and spend at least a few hours knitting. She'll often knit her latest garter stitch scarf or will putter … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin for Baby
I've got two projects for babies-to-be going at the moment and am this close to casting on a new pair of socks with some lovely yarn that I got at the knitting guild yard sale. But baby knits have deadlines, so the socks shall wait. As would be expected with bulky yarn, the log cabin … Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Log Cabin Throw
Once I realized that my self-striping sock yarn wouldn't work for a top-down baby sweater -- because the body would be too large for the colored sections to become stripes -- I searched for a new pattern. As usual, I spent a long time down the rabbit hole that is Ravelry but eventually found a … Continue reading Patching it Together
Now that December is upon us and gift-giving holidays are fast approaching (Chanukah begins tomorrow evening), many knitters have projects on the needles and are facing deadlines. I've heard that some are freaking out beginning to fret about whether they'll finish in time -- knitting a big of anxiety into each stitch ;-) Giving a … Continue reading What Babies Do
I thoroughly enjoyed making a Baby Vertebrae sweater for a friend's Baby-to-Be. The name is a bit puzzling. My brother asked, "what's up with that baby spine sweater?" The pattern gets its name (I presume) because the sweater covers the baby's back and not its front - an open front makes better snuggling and less … Continue reading Baby Blues