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June 6, 2005

Two Baby Sweaters, Coming Up...

First things first. I asked for help in my last post, and Kate, Johanna, and Lisa came through! I picked up a C hook, and put my weary joints to work. It took a few tries, but with a little guidance from the Lion Brand page I got those pesky button bands attached. The next morning, at the Wild & Woolly sale, Alison helped me pick out a pearly pink button. Thanks, girls!

Two days later, I had already given it away. I spent the weekend in New Jersey for a wedding shower -- mine! Of equal import, my matron of honor and best buddy T. flew in from Tennessee to co-host the fiesta. We hadn't seen each other in over a year, and I was so glad that we were able to squeeze in a girls' weekend before her second baby girl is born in September. I was bummed that we lost a few hours together because of flight delays on Friday, but those same lost hours were used to make a pink hat with flower to match the sweater... for her! I didn't get a picture of the hat, but I've got my fingers crossed for a knitting boomerang in a few months. T. loved the set, or at least she seemed to -- she is a Southerner, after all. ;)

Accompanying the pretty pretty pink is the completed Mickey I knit for Jason's brother's baby. While it wasn't technically finished for the shower two weeks ago, I was able to baste in the sleeves before I wrapped it up and gave it to her. Then I did the old "glad you like the present, please give it back to me so I can finish it!" trick, and finished it up last week. To recap my experience with this sweater, pattern: way cute, intarsia: not for me.

Lottie and Mickey, perfect together... hey, maybe their eventual owners will be, too!

Posted by shannon at June 6, 2005 9:11 PM | For related posts: For Ceci, For Robbie, Miscellaneous Small Projects


Aww, they look so sweet together! What great baby knits. Definitely worth a few good boomerangs.

Posted by: alison at June 6, 2005 11:25 PM

Your comments on Mickey mirror mine: Cute pattern, however instarsia is not for me. I wish I could show you my finished Mickey, but I don't have a blog. Anyways, I was glad to find someone out there that was working on the same pattern. I ended up using Cotton Glace in my stash for the sweater which worked out pretty well. Great job!

Posted by: Amanda at June 11, 2005 6:39 PM

Wow, you are good. The jackets are impressive. Every time I try to start a project like that, I seem to get distracted and never finish.

(BTW, I found your site from Tertia's.)

Posted by: Monique at June 12, 2005 11:43 PM