Last night and this morning I looked out the window to see this little guy:
He’s only a baby for sure and the cats have been going crazy wanting to get out there and chase him. This morning I left him a carrot. I hope he likes it.
I haven’t knit much on the cardigan, but this is what I have so far.
I’m quite happy with it how’s going. Again the colour isn’t exactly my preference, but it’s not bad either.
Yep 2-in-1 today. I really wanted to post this a few days ago but being sick and all I hadn’t yet. Little A has this tiny stuffed bunny she calls ‘Brown Bunny’ or ‘Mrs. Bun’ (Daddy used to call the bunny Mr. Bun after the bunny in Calvin and Hobbes, but little A insists that bunny is a girl). Little A asked (practically insisted) that I knit Mrs. Bun a sweater. So that evening I knit up this:
There was no pattern, but I based on the concept of sweater making I used when I was 10. It’s knit in one piece where you knit the back, increase for the sleeves on both sides, cast off the centre for the neck, knit up one side of the front (remembering to cast off the sleeve stitches when they are wide enough), finishing off with the ribbing at the front, then you knit up the other front side. No gauge is really need as it’s so small I just cast on some stitches and held the needle next to Mrs. Bun to see if it was wide enough.
The difficult part was when little A asked where the button was (who makes a cardi without a button)? Since I hadn’t created a button hole I decided to sew on a dome. Now sewing and I are enemies – I can’t seem to ever get it right. It took three tries to sew the dome on correctly. It was a sad, sad thing, but I finally the sweater can be buttoned closed.
So wish me luck as my husband and I pack up a ton of stuff including a 3 year old and a 4 year to head out camping for the weekend. Unfortunately I’m sick (yes again), but I hoped it doesn’t mess things up too much. I’ll be good and take pictures and post them when we get back.
I’ve started this:
Found in the Spring 2008 edition of Interweave Knits here.
I’m using totally different yarn, as the pattern calls for silk and I’m using a cotton-linen blend. I love the yarn and it was gifted to me by my mother-in-law from a lady at the church who is moving to a home and can no-longer knit. This yarn just had to be made into something in this ladies honour.
Of course aside from using a totally different yarn, I’ve already changed the pattern a bit. I noticed they started the sweater with stocking stitch, which we all know would curl – yeah no ribbing or hem? I thought that wasn’t going to work so I’ve knit in a double hem and I’m quiet pleased with the result.
Happy birthday to my Mom. The woman who taught me so many things including how to knit.
My mom is pictured here with little G last summer.