...the little number that's been occupying my knitting time.
A striped pullover with buttons on the shoulders and a matching hat using fingering wool and 3mm needles. This will be a gift for a baby boy born into the family last month. Even though he's a newborn, I decided to knit the sweater and hat in the 12-18 month size so he can wear them next winter. Don't you just love it when a baby grows into knits? Yeah. Me, too.
There's not much I can say about this little pullover except:
It's knit on 3mm bamboos, which I enjoy. But did I really teach myself how to knit on 2.5mm-3mm needles? My second project
was knit on 2.5mm and 3mm needles. How in the world I managed to finish it without accumulating cobwebs, I'll never know.
The stripes are fun until you do about 6 of them, and then you start to wish that the needles weren't so small.
The stripes are only 2 rows long. Cut and weave the ends? No thanks. Carry the yarns up the sides, please.
I've finished the back piece, the front piece, one sleeve (shown in the photo above) and began the second sleeve last night. If all continues to go smoothly I may just finish this by Friday, which is what I hope. We'll be heading to Vienne on Sunday to see the baby and, of course, give his parents the gift so Friday would be a good day to have everything finished. Say it with me now, friends: NO BONEHEAD KNITTING MOMENTS FROM HERE TO FRIDAY, SLAPPY.
I show you all my progress in a slideshow
, of course. Pictures are fun.
In non-knitting news, I cannot resist sharing the peeps that landed in Lyon!
A big thank you to my pal Mrs. Pilkington
for making sure that yours truly would not be without peeps (and a whole lotta other goodies
, including Reese's Eggs and the Knit to Fit
book!) this Easter. Doesn't Mrs. Pilkington rock? Yeah. I think so, too.