Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Some Knitting Finishes

As promised, here is a photo of Christopher's watch cap that I finished a month or so ago. I liked this variegated yarn so much that I bought more for a scarf for him, plus another skein in shades of gray and black with an accent of red for a hat for my other son. I knitted this with a K1, P1 sequence, which created this lovely stretchy knit.

The last knitting class I took was on baby sweaters, and this is one of three patterns the teacher offered. This little garter stitch cardigan has pockets on the front, and it was my favorite of the three. The arms look too long to me, but Donna's only comment was that the neck looked too small. I guess the wearer will have to leave that top button unbuttoned. Or maybe it should be for a monkey.



This is the front and back of a second sweater that is almost finished. This little hoodie will have a zipper in the back. I never saw one of these or had one when my kids were babies, but everyone else seems to remember them. The knitting is all done, but I still need to sew the arm and side seams closed, chain an edging around the opening in the back, and sew in the zipper.

6 comments:

Exuberant Color said...

those baby sweaters are so cute. I knitted a lot of sweaters when my kids were little. I only have one of them as a keepsake, with a clown on one side and a dog on the other side of the front.

Beth said...

Oh, Sue, I forgot all about those sweaters! I made a yellow one for my son and it had a cable up the front. I have a photo of him at Bradbury Mtn. wearing it when he was a year old or so. Ask Donna to teach you cables, they are fun!

Norma said...

You are doing wonderful on this knitting thing........I love the little sweaters, like the pockets on the first one.

How is the yarn "stash" coming along? LOL

Judy S. said...

Great hat and cute sweaters! I knit one of those hoodies for our first grandbaby, and it will soon be used for #3. DD loved the back zipper for ease of putting them on a squirmy kid. You are making amazing progress in the knitting dept.!

CT said...

those baby sweaters are so cute!!! lol I am knitting with the very same yarn you are using in the second sweater.... :D if you check my granny squares, the green part is that same one. I think I will fetch some more to make a sweater for my girls

Purple Pam said...

I like your baby sweater and the cap. But the road trip to that wonderful store! WOW! I would be pennyless if I lived near that place. And with a quilt store close by - double WOW!