A slow day at work recently saw me flipping through the knitting books that were out on the table. I do that often, looking for projects to daydream about. I have my eye on a few, most notably the lacy skirt from Knitting in the Sun, but even with my shop discount, I still have a hard time spending the money required for large scale handknits.
But that particular day I stumbled across something that looked simple enough for a relative newbie like myself to handle, and small enough not to break the bank with the cost of the yarn:
It’s the Boatneck Sweater from Baby Knits for Beginners by Debbie Bliss. It calls for Cashmerino Aran, which I found in the shop (and which feels, oh! so soft and nice). I like the mustard color – it’s unisex without being as overdone for babies as pastel yellow, or pale green is. There’s a new nephew in my future, expected in late autumn, but this color ought to work even if he turns out to be a she (ultrasounds have been wrong before!)
It isn’t finished yet. All of the knitting is done, but I still need to sew the pieces together. I’m a little intimidated by that step, not being the neatest or most patient hand-sewer, but hopefully I won’t mess it up – I’ve gotten this far without any major yarn-related catastrophes!
I’ll be back to show and tell soon, when it’s all stitched together, and hanging sweetly from a padded hanger, waiting for the little guy to need it 🙂