Sweater Knitting

The yarn came from Webs for Anela’s cardigan. Its amazing. The color is so deep, and rich. I loved it so much I went back and ordered 3 more skeins in different colors to knit up baby sweaters with! Its the Webs 40th Anniversary Valley Yarns dyed by Madelinetosh. If you buy 3 skeins you get the 20% off discount too! We decided on a different cardigan pattern that I had previously posted. When I got that pattern it was, well…more complicated than I had anticipated. So I went and did a ravelry search and we came up with another DK sweater that the kiddo likes called Lavender Cardigan, and the pattern is very similar to the type Ive been using for baby sweaters, so I know I can do it. And it still has the cute little button details on the sleeves like the other pattern. Ive already cast on, and Anela was hunting for buttons on etsy earlier today. I love button shopping.

I finished a sweater for a friend’s baby girl, its another Baby Kina. When I went stash diving and saw this yarn, I knew it had to be for baby Edith. The colors will look so pretty with her dark hair and features. I ordered buttons on etsy a long time ago for it, but sadly, they still haven’t arrived. So I used some vintage pale pink buttons I already had, and they ended up matching then pink in the yarn perfectly.

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I will be delivering the sweater on Monday evening, with the added bonus of getting to cuddle the recipient. Im sure it will be too big on baby Edith, I knit the 6 month size I believe, but I wanted it to fit through the Summer into the Fall – being a short sleeved cardi. After working on something so long, I just want it to fit baby as long as possible. Edith’s mom has seen pics of the sweater on Facebook and loves it. Makes me so happy.


About zenren

I am in my mid-thirties, and blissfully married to a guy named Dave with whom I have a 17 year old daughter named Anela, and she is my world. I'm the RN Clinical Nurse Manager of a Transitional Care Unit where I work extremely hard to make my nurses and my patients happy. I knit shawls, and hats, and baby sweaters. I obsessively use Burt's Bees lip balm. I love spending weekends on our little slice of lake in northern Minnesota, and laying in the grass near the bonfire on a cool spring night with the kiddo watching for shooting stars while eating gooey s'mores with sticky fingers. I enjoy wrapping up in over-sized, snuggly warm sweaters in the autumn and going for walks with the smell of fallen leaves and trees blazing with color. I read a lot of self-help books. I frequently do not answer my cell phone. My husband adores me because of my quirks, not in spite of them, and I do my best to appreciate that. Im learning to meditate, and have a weakness for a good cup of tea. My nephew is adorable, and brings me so much joy. I knit to wind down, stay sane, and create beautiful things.
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One Response to Sweater Knitting

  1. Kylie says:

    That cardie is so sweet, and your right the colour way is so rich and deep.



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