I have been gone for a long time. Okay, a REALLY LONG time. But, I have started knitting on a pretty consistent basis now AND the kids are finally giving me some time (while sleeping) sometimes when I can sit down and unload. So, yes, I said kids, plural with an "s". That means I have two now. Baby C, and now, Baby G. He came along a short 16 months after C was born and he is AWESOME. The two of them together are so great. Yes, there are times, but those times are becoming few and far between now.
Anyway, there is an extra person to knit for and I have SO many ideas for 2009. What a great time to start writing again. I also have some new work to post...I just finished the Baby Fairisle Cardigan in Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby.
I made this sweater for Baby (I guess now toddler) C. I made the 18-24 month size since she is a little on the small side. The size turned out perfect...although I lengthened the front and back a little bit (by an inch or so). There was one flaw in the pattern (or at least that is how I see it). It was in the neck. When finished, which is when I realized the flaw, it looks like a mock turtleneck. It goes on too long after finishing the fair isle AND, I think there is probably a decrease row or two missing. I let C wear it today and it rolls slightly at the top. I wanted her to wear it, but it is something I am going to have to go back and take out and fix though. The rest of the sweater fits perfectly. I used Knit Picks Shine Sport to knit it and the feel of the yarn is perfect. It is machine washable, which is great, and the colors look so nice on her. All in all, I am very happy with it, with the exception of the neck! Here is a picture:There are a ton of patterns that I would like to complete in 2009, so I need to get working! First, I think, is a pair of socks for my brother...for some reason I have always wanted to knit him socks.