If only I could sew with my feet up

Baby sweater, Little Coffee Bean, Elizabeth Smith, Knit and Knot, beginner knitter

I did manage to get some sewing done last weekend, but thanks to an epic case of pregnant swelling, I’ve had to spend a good amount of time sitting on the couch with my feet up.

While some might consider a prescription to rest an excellent idea, I hate it. I’ve been so bored. The only saving grace has been a steady stream of books on tape from the library (I’ve been through two in the last week) and knitting.

Baby sweater, Little Coffee Bean, Elizabeth Smith, Knit and Knot, beginner knitter

Last Saturday I finished this adorable little number. I’m not a very good knitter by any means, but I’ve been getting better. This pattern was the first time I tried two color knitting, which is nowhere near a difficult as it sounds.

The pattern is called Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith and is available as a free download on Ravelry. I used Malabrigo Rios yarn in Bobby Blue and Ivy for the sweater. Both yarns have dimension to them, as opposed to being one single flat color, which I thought added to their appeal.

It was part of a monthly knit-a-long sponsored my local yarn shop, Knit and Knot. If you finish the month’s project before the final day of the month, then you’re entered in a drawing for a gift card. I’ve started several of the projects. This is the first one I’ve finished in less than a month, which says something about how much sewing time I’ve replaced with knitting.

Baby sweater, Little Coffee Bean, Elizabeth Smith, Knit and Knot, beginner knitter

 

I made the sweater in size three to six months, so it should fit just in time for the cool fall weather to start rolling in. I’ve had a few people ask if I’m having a boy based on my color selections. Granted the teal and green do look a little more masculine, but I’d wear the combination, so I think a little girl could too. I’ll just have to find a little green flowered headband to go with it.

I’m definitely adding knitting to my list of crafting obsessions. I’ve got a book of baby knitting filled with projects I want to try once I figure out if I’m having a boy or a girl. In the meantime, I cast on a baby blanket for the May knit-a-long. I’ve got two inches done, and we’ll see how far I get before the little one arrives.

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