I finally finished what had been “on the needles” for over a year now: MY FIRST SWEATER!
It is the wrap top from Easy Baby Knits, by Claire Montgomery. I fell in love with the photos of this sweater in the book, and hoped to have completed the 18-24 month size for Avery last year (when she was actually that age). Fortunately, she can still squeeze into it.
I have to say I am really proud of this one. I was hasseled by it a bit, and even communicated with the author via her blog http://www.montyknits.blogspot.com/ ( to work out the sloping neckline instructions). But, I stuck with it, fixed my errors (thank you Grayson!), and it turned out beautifully.
I splurged on the high-end satin ribbon, because it was too perfect to pass up. How do I stop the fraying? I tried the lighter, but the fibers wanted to flame up rather than melt.
Knitting is something I really enjoy, but it requires a lot of sitting down, which I do not do very well (I am my mother’s daughter ). However, there is something really neat about having crafted every stitch of your garment by hand. I must knit more!
I also knit these sweet pants:
And, a “popcorn scarf” for me:
Thanks for visiting! Now, go finish something you’ve started!