Sometime during the last year or so, I discovered the lost art of knitting. Wow is it addicting! And really fun, too =) You can make so many cute things. This past weekend, I finished my first project - a yellow, boucle baby blanket.
you have to be careful with knitted objects around here, so they don't get pirated:
she likes it:
I still have to weave in the ends, but other than that, it's finished! Natalie even used it to nurse her baby doll this morning =) Unfortunately, that was before the pot of coffee was made, so I didn't think to get a picture of it. Now that I'm confident I can actually finish a knitted item, I'm moving on to a baby sweater! I received my yarn and needles in the mail last week, so I'm ready to get started!
I just love new, squishy yarn!! The teal is for the body of the sweater, and the brown for the trim. Hopefully it will look like this when it's done (only a different color):
*note: these are the images from the Debbie Bliss pattern book, Booties, Blankets, and Bears, and they come from this link.
I would have made the sweater in the same colors that the pattern suggests (because I'm OCD about stuff like that), but that yarn is sooo expensive! So, I opted for something that was 1/3 of the cost, and they didn't have these colors. I'm sure the teal will still look lovely on Rachel - even if she will probably be way too big by the time I finish. About a year from now when I finish the sweater, I'll let you know how it turns out ;) I'm not the quickest knitter on the block....
Now, you can go on over to the Knit Together blog to see what other fun projects are going on! Enjoy =)