oh my goodness!! has it really been 3 months since my last post? hardly seems true but i guess it is. i have been knitting in my absence, though, and to prove it here are some pictures!
this is my first baby sweater!!!!!! the pattern i used (more or less) is from yarntootin. i decided to make it a pullover though, so after after dividing for the fronts, sleeves and back, i just started knitting in the round instead of back and forth to make it a cardigan. pretty clever, eh? here's a close up:
over all i'm pretty pleased with how it turned out.
and since i seem to be obsessed with baby stuff i recently whipped up another sweater:
the cool thing about this one is that the button bands are crocheted on after the sweater is knitted! i was a little skeptical that i could do it at first but i trusted myself and voila! i think the body may be a little long (i have to figure out baby proportions and all that) but i'm happy with it too. the pattern came from bev's country cottage. check out the closeup of the button bands (oh yeah i still need to find buttons to sew on!):
so yeah, that's what i've been up to pretty much. still knitting away on the never-ending log cabin blanket but it's only about half the size i want it to be. i guess there's really no reason why a baby blanket has to be 5 ft wide, except that babies GROW! all this baby knitting is for the babies that i don't have yet...everything is going to be stashed away, waiting for the day that i will finally become a mommy. sorry if i sound sappy and sentimental...that's just part of my charm.
and for now, that's all. i promise i won't stay away so long again. happy knitting!