Since I am currently on a sewing-machine vacation, I have been doing a bunch of knitting. When cleaning out a closet, I found some balls of yarn that I brought from Canada. I figured I should make something out of them to justify bringing them. There is not enough to make anything that will fit my kids – G2 has grown since we got here, so I am making a couple of baby sweaters.
Here are some pieces for a little cardigan – front, back and one sleeve. Almost done! Now I will just have to try to find a 3 1/2 mm circular needle for doing the border. I walked about 1.5 km to the knitting store today and found it closed. At least G2 walked it with me, so she should fall asleep early tonight.
I really like this pattern. It is alternating columns of open diamonds and cables. It is easy but looks impressive. It was also pretty quick to memorize, that means I didn’t have to be glued to the pattern the whole time.
When G1 heard it was a baby sweater she asked if I was having a new baby. I said no, I would save it and use it as a gift whenever a friend had a baby. She said “Aren’t you too old to have friends that have babies?” OUCH.