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A WIP and FO: I think I’m on a roll!

As expected, I’m making much better progress on this little sweater than it’s sister.

That probably has something to do with the fact that I’m hearing the tick of the clock roaring in my ear, and I’m getting increasingly motived by my ever growing pile of baby knits!

I finished this little sweater on saturday, and I’m in love! It’s made from Berroco Lustra, and while the picture doesn’t really do it justice, it has a gorgeous sheen. I haven’t put buttons on the side closure because I want to wait and give it a little more gender specificity. The most enchanting thing about this sweater is how LITTLE it is! I recently got some hand-me-down newborn girl clothes, and I knit the sweater to go with the smallest onesie in the bunch, since it’s quite likely I’ll have somewhat little babies.

I can’t wait to have a photo op with these little ones, I think only then will all this cute knitwear be brought to life in my photos.




February 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm Leave a comment


Like I said yesterday, I’m getting my baby knitting mojo on in a serious way. I’ve been pregnant for 7 months, and now, I’m finally giving these babies the knitterly attention they so deserve. I always work better under pressure, I guess this is no exception.

Wednesday night I was on my way to a meeting (yes, I was off my feet the whole time I was there, so no, I didn’t violate my bed rest mandate). And I realized I had nothing in progress to work on. So I grabbed some Berroco Lustra from the stash, and quickly sketched out a plan for a little raglan pullover in the car on the way over. I had had a little idea that had been marinating for a week or so, and this was just the time to give it a whirl.

By last night, this is what I had.

You know, I forgot how much I love simple raglan sweaters, especially for babies. I feel like you have the simplicity of structure similar to a shawl where you have a center spine and some edge stitches, and you work the stitch pattern between these boundaries. Raglan shaping also keeps your attention a lot like turning the heel of a sock. It just has a perfect little rhythm with the perfect amount of shaping to keep you from getting bored.

This little sweater is the essence of simplicity. It’s all garter stitch, with some ribbing down the “spines” separating the sleeve and body sections. Yet the rhythm of the pattern keeps my interest while relaxing my mind. It’s been a while since I’ve worked on a project that put my mind in the “knitting zen” mode. I seem to have a genius for over thinking everything I do these days, including knitting. Must be the hormones. 🙂

February 17, 2012 at 12:29 pm 2 comments

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