That’s the Little Miss at four weeks old, wearing her Baby Bolero. She’s worn it once – maybe twice – aside from posing for that picture. It was usually too warm, or else she was wearing a warm footed outfit and didn’t need a sweater on top of that. Mostly, the sweater’s been hanging in her room on a decorative hook. And now it’s considerably too small.
K gave me two knitting books for my birthday – four days before the Little Miss was born – and I’ve been working on a sweater for next winter from one of them. Occasionally. Knitting’s taken a bit of a back seat in the last five months around here, although I did spend the week or so before Little Miss was born frantically finishing a pair of cabled baby socks.
Still, I was excited to finally find an invitation to Ravelry in my inbox. Come find me, I’m on there as Plexippa.
Yes, I have been knitting!
The picture quality is somewhat lacking, I know. I discovered last week that the focus button on my camera has gone missing, and without it I now have a fixed-focus digital camera.
Pattern: Baby Bolero
Source: One Skein, by Leigh Radford
Yarn: Blue Sky Alpacas Organic Cotton, slightly less than one skein
Needles: 8 and 9 Denise Interchangeables
Modifications: Left out the eyelet pattern. Not really a modification, since that’s an option in the pattern.
It’s a cute pattern, but it seemed more complicated than necessary. And I don’t know what happened with my provisional cast-on, but I could not get it to come out without the help of scissors. Effective, but slow going. Also slow going was sewing in the sleeves. Sewing is not my strong point. I seamed the second sleeve before pinning it in place and sewing it in. Looking at the picture, it looks like one sleeve is bigger than the other, which is odd. They’re the same size, really! I even managed to knit both of them at once, working from both ends of the skein on my Denise needles.
My main reaction so far? It’s so little!
Hey, yeah, remember knitting?
I remember it, too! I’ve even been doing some of it. I started working on a sweater for the baby while we were in Alaska, which then got pushed aside when I started working on a Secret Gift-Type Project. And those Retro Rib Socks are still in my bag, waiting for me to work on them now that I have a second set of the needles.
Maybe for my next entry, I’ll even have pictures.
In the meantime, let’s go look at some pretty pictures in the new Knitty, shall we?
Let us start with Sherwood, which is so darn cute. And then let us contemplate Serrano, which is lovely. And, really, lacy cardigans might just be one of the few practical knitting items here in sunny Southern California. And Diamante intrigues me with its promise of a heel turn that doesn’t result in a hole in the knitting.
There we go, three new projects to ponder until I manage to get some actual pictures of actual knitting progress up here.