I have finished the pink baby cardigan for my work friend. I blocked it over the weekend, and then presented it to him today. He was pretty excited – I mean, as excited as any man can be about hand knits. He said he was going to bring it home and put it right in the car seat for the new babe to wear home from the hospital.
I used the same buttons as I used on the cardi for baby Edith, and they again, matched perfectly. The yarn is Blue Moon Fiber Arts, Socks That Rock Medium Weight in the color way Foo Foo. I really like how the yarn almost striped, no funky pooling.
Ive also been working on Anela’s sweater. Im still on the yoke, but its coming along nicely. Im loving the color and depth of the yarn. I can’t say enough good things about the DK weight Valley Yarn 40th Anniversary dyed by Madelinetosh. Its so squishy and soft, and the color changes just enough to keep my attention during the long stretches of straight knitting. I liked it so much I went back and bought 3 more colors for baby sweaters!
A few years ago I bought about 8 skeins of Peace Fleece Worsted in Father’s Grey to make my husband, Dave, a sweater. The yarn has sat in our closet in a plastic bag. With all the sweater knitting Ive been doing, Dave mentioned the yarn, (still sitting in the closet), and the sweater that I never knit him. I dug out the yarn, and wound a couple balls, then started hunting on ravelry for a suitable pattern. Dave loves the yarn, a nice rich grey with just enough wooly scratchiness to make it perfect for him. (He likes the scratchy wool, the scratchier the better).
I wanted an easy pattern, something with construction similar to the baby sweaters Ive been knitting – as this is my first adult sized sweater. Together we found the Basic Round-Yoke Unisex Pullover and I cast it on last night. I figure between the sweater for the kiddo, and now this one for the husband, Ill be busy for a while. Of course I still have a couple baby sweaters on the needles as well.