Tuesday, September 3, 2013

knitting, of late

I've got several projects on the needles these days and not many coming off the needles, but I'm knitting a few stitches every day, which makes me happy. 

I finally (finally!) sewed buttons on the Baby Sophisticate (practically a year later). It's made of baby alpaca, so it's soft and squishy and should stretch easily around his round belly. I think little J is going to look sufficiently old-mannish in his shawl-collared cardigan this fall. Now he just needs some slippers to shuffle around the house in and a book of crossword puzzles to carry around. Our little old man.

I've also been chugging away on my Larch Cardigan after taking a summer break from it. I finished the fronts and backs, seamed the shoulders, and am working on a sleeve. I keep measuring the sweater and myself, and I think it will fit. If not, I'll block it to fit my post-baby body. I'm wearing this cardigan come fall!

And finally, I actually finished a cabled hat for J, but after weaving in ends, I discovered it's too short. I think I'll pick up stitches around the bottom and knit an inch of ribbing. I hope that will work. Otherwise I'll just save it for a baby gift.

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What are you working on these days?


  1. Hello Allison, nice projects - in progress and completed! I've just learned that my younger sister is expecting, and am so excited to be knitting for a baby in the family very soon!

  2. PS what is that beautiful knit on the left in your banner?

  3. The baby's cardigan is SO cute. You must make him some cute bunny or bear slippers to go with that. I really like that blue for the cabled baby hat. Bummers it's too short for your little one.

  4. That cardigan is fantastic!
    Yay- for picking back up your Larch, love the color.

  5. It all looks really nice! I like those little baby cardi! The Larch cardigan is also a beautiful design and will be beautiful in red! Currently, I'm working on a Puerperium and a Pine Forest baby blanket!


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