Sunday, July 4, 2010

Knitting for the Sweaglet

When I found out we were expecting, I decided it was high time I improved my knitting skills. There's just nothing like knitting for a baby and I figured baby clothes would go much faster than the blanket I had been working on for the past few months. 

I browsed a bit on Amazon and purchased a few baby knitting books with cute designs. One of my favorite, which I am working out of now is pictured above, "Vintage Baby Knits." It covers a variety of patterns from the 20s, 30s, 40s, and 50s. 

Below is the one I am currently working on. 

It is taking me longer than I expected, but that could be because I hardly ever pick it up. However, I'm just about finished with the main part of the body and I'm ready to start shaping the arm holes. I think the arms and hood will go faster because they are much smaller than the part I have been working on so far. With just under 2 months until the Sweaglet's due date, I'm not sure I'll finish it in time. At least it's not a newborn pattern (I think it should fit a 3 to 6 month old), so I'll be able to continue working on it after the baby comes (if I have any spare time!). I'm glad I've already finished a little hat and a very cute pair of booties. 

Here's what I've accomplished so far. The color is actually a pale green although it looks rather gray here. I think I might need to sign up for another lesson from the local knitting store so that I can figure out how to do the rest of it. :)