Thursday, November 3, 2011
knitted : the country kiddie
It has been awhile between knitting projects around here. It wasn't as if I wasn't knitting, but rather, that my knitting was not getting anywhere. There was certainly no finished projects to show for it. I was so encouraged by all your comments when I posted about it, that it gave me the kick in the pants I needed to keep going.
So here is my recently completed project. A little summery top for Violet in sock yarn weight. It is a merino bamboo blend from here. I've decided to keep on knitting through the summery months. There is still so many lighter weight projects out there to keep me busy before the cooler weather comes back. Lighter weight wool and cotton are perfect for summer knitting.
The pattern is the country kiddie and was knit completely in the round with circular needles. This was the first time I used this method and I couldn't believe how quickly and easily it came together. I even learned how to block a project which is really so much simpler than it sounds.
I made the size two, but it is a little large. Good for growing into though as I'm sure it will still fit next summer when I have a little toddler on my hands.
And the very best part of knitting is seeing your little one wearing it. Making all that work, all those stitches, worth it.
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