In lieu of reading multiple books a weeks, I’ve been knitting again. I stopped knitting sometime in January when I got carpal tunnel on my wrist. I gotta say, it feels really good to be knitting again. I miss being productive with my hands as well as going through my yarn stash and finally starting to deplete my supplies.
So, what was my first project?
My sister-in-law recently welcomed a baby born into the finally, so I was motivated to knit something for my new nephew-in-law.
The pattern is actually really awesome. Its drafted for newborns, but all you have to do is use thicker yarn and larger needles, and you can make a little cardigan for ages 0-6 months. Its knit from the top-down, using sock yarn (super fine and thin). The sleeves are meant to be knit using the magic loop, but I opted to use double-sided needles for each sleeve instead. I also made them cap sleeves instead of full length. It knits very quickly. I think it took a little less than a week, even with the design I added to the pattern. I was a dork when transcribing the giraffe patch onto graph paper. I forgot to block out the mouth, so the whole face turned out yellow. Oops. But here is the final product.