I’m a self taught knitter. In college (fall 2005) I picked up a kit to make a capelet from Target thinking it would be fun to learn. My college BFF was a knitter (taught by her mother or grandmother, I can’t remember) and I spent many evenings running down to her room (Okay, I’ll admit it I took the elevator, she was on the 2nd floor I was on the 7th floor) or IMing her on AIM (remember that?!) with an issue or a question. Fast forward 4 years from then to the birth of my niece L and that would probably be when I picked up the knitting needles again post graduation from college. I made her a blanket and baby booties and my in laws a baby blanket for their house when she was born. I again picked up my needles for the birth of S to make him a baby blanket AND because I discovered the world of wool and cloth diapers. This is where my knitting frenzy took off.
S has many knitted soakers, shorties, longies, and sweaters all which V is now using. But those are all in boyish or gender neutral colors. After the birth of my girl, all the boy yarn I had left was sent off to a friend who was having a boy and I started acquiring girlie yarn. And now I do a little show and tell as to what is fresh off my knitting needles and what projects I still have going on.
As you know V turned one this past weekend. Well we have her pictures coming up this upcoming weekend. So she needed something new and handmade from mommy. Enter these adorable short-alls. Yarn: Mosaic Moon’s Apple Picking w/Pink Pattern: My Keiki Overalls
And for old time sake here’s a picture of S in his overalls. Yarn: Retro Baby’s Quinn
Almost finished: Shorties Yarn: Mosaic Moon’s Deep Space with Burple Trim Pattern: EviePants All in One
Never ending: I started the coat of many colors for MYSELF July 2012. That’s right it’s been over a year and it’s not finished. It will get finished eventually though but to get it done I really need to pick it up more often rather than always finding some other crafty thing to do.
Yarn: Malabrigo Azul Profundo
Next on my list: Caelum with Mosaic Moon’s Maren for a friend’s little boy who will be turning two next month! This yarn is just gorgeous! I hope my friend and her little boy love it!
You probably picked up on a theme with the yarns. I love Mosaic Moon’s colorways. So vivid and bright! There are so many more I wish I had but I’ve decided no more yarn until I’ve gone through what I have. So far I’ve been pretty good but that’s probably because I’ve been avoiding going to my ravelry groups and looking at all the gorgeous creations!
mosaic moon DOES do lovely colorways! i can’t wait to see a new sweater project (that’s my goal for you, LOL)!!
It has been awhile since I’ve completed a sweater, last fall I think. Luckily S’s sweater still fits him so he doesn’t need a new one this year but I need to pick a sweater pattern for V (already have yarn!). — Viever