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'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
Since I loved the Blue Striped Rag self-striping sock yarn so much, I figured I'd use it for a little sweater for a Baby-to-Be coming in a couple months. Lesson learned: self-striping sock yarn really is intended for socks (or maybe sleeves on a baby sweater ) At first, all seemed to be going well … Continue reading Starting Over with Stripes
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
I try not to set too many knitting goals for myself, but sometimes a knitter has to do what she has to do. And I must admit that I'm quite pleased to have achieved my vacation knitting goal of completing two projects. Since they had a true deadline -- birthdays are exact dates after all … Continue reading Duo of Finished Objects