Ive recently been working on a couple little hats for my Godson. One is in Minnesota Twins colors and the other in Seattle Seahawks colors. The Twins one is newborn size, and the Seahawks one is more toddler sized. I haven’t finished them yet, but I was able to find a seller on Etsy that does custom embroidered patches, and I had a baseball and a football made and embroidered with his name to go on the hats. Ill post pics and share the cuteness once the hats are complete with patches sewn on.
Ive also been knitting the Mezquita Shawl for my sister’s Mother-in-Law. She’s an amazing woman who has “adopted” me as another Daughter-in-Law. She lives in Florida, but was recently up to visit for my sister’s baby shower, and she loved the shawl I recently finished for my mom. I decided that she was going to be the recipiant of my next shawl, and I promptly ordered some more Tosh DK in Esoteric – the same teal blue that I used for the baby dress I made this past winter. Her favorite color is teal, and I haven’t seen a yarn in a more beautiful shade than the Esoteric. I only had to rip out the lace once, and now I am through to the straight knitting portion of the shawl. Its no where near as challenging as my mom’s shawl was. The lace pattern actually repeats in this one so it was easy to memorize.
She said that a shawl would be perfect for those cool Florida evenings through the Winter months. Im glad she showed an interest in my knitting, and she seemed pleased that I would make something for her.
Other than that, Im working on a pink toddler dress, and my daughter’s sweater. I always end up with multiple projects on the needles. I switch off between them every night. But I usually spend more time on one or two of them. I wanted to enter my Monarch Butterfly Cardigan into the State Fair, but the youngest sweater category is toddler size 3, and my cardi is only about size 24 months. So Im debating about trying to whip up another one in a larger size, or possibly entering the Pink Toddler Dress. I could easily finish it by the deadline, but I really love how that Monarch Butterfly Cardi turned out, with the custom buttons and all…Im a little sad I can’t submit it.