It's been a month since my renewed commitment to the blog, and I'm crawling closer to caught-up. I'm not sure I'm going to be ready for 'regularly scheduled programming' by October, but I'm sure going to try. Actually, posting all the projects I finished during my hiatus helps to make me feel like less of a slouch for skipping out as long as I did; truthfully, I was pretty productive during that period(see here, here, here, here, here, and here).-and, there's more! Who knew? Thanks for bearing with me while I get back into the swing of things. I love reading all your kind comments and words of encouragement as I shimmy back into my groove.
Forging onward... MORE BABY KNITS! I know; it's getting a little ridiculous; I'm aware just unable to control myself. Little people are really cool and very easy to knit for.
I knew before I started knitting for Baby 'Mc' that he needed an aran-esque cardigan. After a bit of searching, I settled on Kate Oates' Gramps Cardigan. I knit to the specifications for the smallest size (6mos.) with Paton's Beehive Baby Sport. I intentionally used a finer gauge yarn than the pattern calls for hoping to achieve a sweater closer to sz.3mos. without having to do math; it worked-out pretty well.
The cabling up the front panels and sleeves is really simple to memorize and comes easily after the first repeat. In its entirety, this sweater is incredibly adorable, but my favorite feature is the short-row shawl collar. It's such a sophisticated element to add to a design for a person so small.
I was a bit terrified by the yarn during the making of this sweater, because it knits REALLY unevenly. Fortunately, it blocked beautifully leaving me with a fantastic feeling and looking fabric.
Pattern: Gramps Cardigan by Kate Oates
Yarn: Paton's Beehive Baby Sport in Vintage Lace
Needles: US5 and US6 circs.
If you need more encouragement to continue blogging, yours is one of my most favorite blogs! You are such a talented knitter and seamstress. I knit close to 24/7, so I stumbled across your blog when searching for good reads. (Your hilarious picture of knitting while on a stationary bike made me want to be just like you & your beautiful curly hair inspired me to embrace mine more. I even knit a White Pine after seeing one on your blog.) However, your passion for sewing really turned me on to sewing more, too! I only ventured into little bags/straight seams before, but now I have been a sewing fiend! Thank you so much for inspiring me, and I hope you continue blogging so we can get a peak into your wonderful
9/25/2012 03:24:07 am
This is gorgeous! and perfect! hopefully we'll get to see pics of it on a baby one day.
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