If only I could sew with my feet up
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.
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.
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.