Picking up the Needles again!

I briefly wrote about his on my Facebook page, but felt it was deserving of its own post.

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That’s right!!! I’m expecting #2 and I’m also excited to announce that I will be doing some knitting with pink yarn – one of my favorite colors – because I’m expecting a girl!

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I’ve already queued up some patterns in Ravelry that I like and have already started on her baby blanket. I decided to take on the Saurey blanket from Berroco. It’s a little lace knitting project, of which I love to do lace because it challenges the mind instead of being a mind-numbing stockinette stitch for 30″ type of pattern. I love the leaves pattern throughout and since I’m in South Florida and this will be a Summer baby, something just a little breezy is necessary. So here is the beginning of that project. I am one skein in so far out of about 6 skeins.

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Whatever is leftover from this project I will use to make booties and a headband for her.

I am so incredibly excited for this new addition and also for the fact that I now have a reason to knit. I’ve even purchased some fiber of Etsy to get my spinning legs back.

It’s all coming back to me again…

McDreamy Sweater

I finished this sweater just in time for Christmas, so my Silly Baby wore it Christmas Day. It wasn’t as cold as I thought it would be Christmas Day, but in the morning and at night it was nippy and in truth, he didn’t get all sweaty in it, so I think it was fine.
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As you can probably see, he wasn’t feeling well Christmas Day. He actually had that flu that was going around, so I think that was even more of a reason for the sweater. It kept him comfy and cozy when he wasn’t feeling well.

I really loved knitting this. It wasn’t that difficult so long as you read the directions beforehand and understood the structure. It is definitely an advanced knit project because of how everything was put together, but I LOVE that it was completely knit in the round. Seaming is my downfall.

Oh knitting, how I missed you

I have decided to pick up my pointy sticks again. It’s been more as a way to unwind, but has yet again turned into the obsession it used to be, and I can’t be happier! I knit my son a pair of socks that I finished last week as a way to keep his feet warm and comfy and that set it off. I’m hooked again.

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These guys aren’t perfect, but they can be. I need to extend the foot a bit. I made them just a little too short. I was using one of his store bought socks as reference instead of him, and that clearly didn’t work out perfectly. The good thing is they were knit cuff down, so it wouldn’t take much to undo the toe, knit a few more rounds, and then knit the toe again. Heck I might even keep doing that as his foot grows, until he’s outgrown the cuff.
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I also started working on McDreamy from DROPS design. I am about 5″ in and I started 3 days ago. Yup, it’s an obsession, but really I just want my child to be able to wear it before our 3 days of winter are over so I’m trying to get it done as quickly as I can.

Knit or Not-Knit?

I just found the most amazing baby sweater pattern ever, and I would love to knit it for my little man, BUT we’re basically already in February, in South Florida, and it’s not really cold here at all.  We’ve already had 3 days of under 50 degree temperatures.  I think starting a project like this for it to fit him now is tempting fate.  It will probably never get cold again if I do, but it is so incredibly adorable.  What should I do, knit it in a bigger size for next year, or tempt fate?

For reference, it’s from DROPS Design and the pattern is the McDreamy sweater.  Tell me this isn’t the cutest sweater ever?!

McDreamy Sweater from DROPS Design