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.
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.
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.
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?!
I am almost done with the Baby Kimono I started. It still looks a bit big for the baby, but that’s ok. I live in Miami and it doesn’t get cold very often here, so I’m guessing that by the time he actually fits into it, the one day of cold we have will be here…hopefully. I think after a good hour on it tonight I’ll be done with the knitting portion of it, then I need to seam the sides of it, which also shouldn’t take very long at all.
What I need to do now is figure out what else I want to make for him. I already have a few hats, the sweater and a few blankets. I can’t really knit too many cold weather items because we get maybe 3 days of cold down here and by the time he gets to use it, it may not fit him so what do I do to keep my hands busy? Maybe I should knit a blanket for my brother, since my sister in law is also pregnant? Booties? Any ideas would be appreciated.