Monday, August 09, 2010

Welcome Back

And just like that, my mojo is back.

I pulled out Rainbow's Pea Pod Cardigan last Wednesday for Hurricane Knitting. It had suddenly occurred to me that I had started this sweater while on the way to my brother's college graduation -- which was May 1. It was about time I finished it, especially if I wanted Rainbow to be able to wear it this fall.

Something must've clicked at knit night, because all of the sudden I couldn't put the thing down! I finished up the front with the lace panel that night, started in on the back on Friday after Rainbow went to sleep, and finished it and the other front the next day. Now all that's left to do is a couple of sleeves (which I'll probably do at the same time), a bit of seaming up, and the collar.

The only problem? Well, I didn't swatch (I just went with a fabric I liked) and I'm following the instructions for the 12-month size, and it might be just a tad bit big.

Oh well, it'll fit her one day!

8 comments:

Jenn said...

Oh well, she will have a very nice sweater to wear when she's 6. ;)

marirob said...

tee hee! such a cute photo. and hey mojo - welcome back!!!

Jess said...

That's the best benefit of knitting for children. They'll ALWAYS grow!

DPUTiger said...

What Jess said. That's the best part about knitting for babies. They grow! (and pretty quickly, too!)

Stripeyspots said...

The sweater looks good though! I love knitting things for children; the sizing makes everything go so quickly!

Beck said...

I think it's always better to be too big than too small - at least that way they'll grow into it. :) I'm glad the knitting mojo came back. I feel like I'm on a roll too with my knitting. Finished Goodale and now blasting through the rest of Berndhart.

weezalana said...

LOL! Well, that is the one plus to baby knits - no matter how big you make 'em, they'll fit eventually! ;)

Octopus Knits said...

Hee, hee! It's always better to go bigger when knitting for a baby anyway -- just don't forget to pull it out when it starts to fit her (what a cutie!).

P.S. Your spinning (and knitting) is gorgeous, as always. I'm in awe of your super-skinny koi pond singles (and how evenly you've filled the bobbin)!