Monday, April 27, 2009

MSCE April? Baby Sweater

So- it's been a busy, hot, really hot few days.

This weekend was spent fitting in errands where I could and doing a few household projects- so I'm afraid there was almost no time at all for crafting. 

But despite the unseasonably hot weather we've been having the last three days (and therefore me wanting a lap full of yarn about as much I wanted the flannel sheets that were still on the bed) I managed just a little bit of knitting late each night and I'm pretty much done with the baby sweater

Which is just in time for both the heat wave and the baby girl my friend is due with anytime now.

I had intended to do a new project for every day in April- so I feel a bit bad about not getting anything but a few inches of this sweater done in the last few days- but I am really glad I've been able to get this done and almost ready to mail out. I'm also really happy with how clean the stitches picked up on the collar- it was my first one like this.

Tonight I'm going to sew the side seams then add the ribbon tie along the top- and that should be it. This is pretty much how it will look when it's done.

This weekend I also did something I've been a bit shy about doing- I signed up for a knitting class. I don't know why I was so hesitant about taking a class, but it's something I've been putting off for years.  I think it has to do with being a book and online taught knitter. I've always muddled my way through patterns and problems- and I'm pretty confident in my skills, but for some reason I have this little insecurity- like I'll get there and find out I've been knitting totally wrong for all these years. Or I'll be missing some really basic skill and not even have know it. (Silly I know.)

And... I'm really excited about this one... I've also signed up for a spinning class. Ever since I started knitting I wanted to try to spin and eventually dye my own yarn. I cannot wait for this!!!!

Last but certainly not least- I've just found out there will be more baby knitting over the next few months because my sister is going to have a baby! YAY I'm going to be an Auntie. And that has propelled my Mom straight out of her "new knitter scarf rut" and directly into Grandma knitting. We just found out and she already has booties on the needles!

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