Living, Making, Doing:: A Countdown to Baby
Tiddle getting into (quite literally) the pizza making.
A colin vest. My first knitted garment. I started this little vest after my second or third knitting class at the library. I remember we began on four needle fingerless mitts and I had a horrible time with it! Every time I worked on the mitts at home I made a mistake and couldn't continue until class was held again in another two weeks. I decided to start a simple knit/purl project using a single skein so that I could get the hang of knitting and purling stitches. This was what I began.
That was two years ago!!!
(I told you I am a slooooowwww knitter!)
Actually, I set it aside for awhile when I couldn't stand knitting a baby garment with no baby in sight so it isn't THAT pathetic- but pretty close. Knitting group has begun again for the fall season and I told the ladies that the next class I would be finishing the vest before the next meeting. I don't think they believed me.
This vest will fit a 6-12 month baby. The back portion was the piece I did when I was first learning and I can certainly see the difference between the back and front, when I had some more experience. The one armpit is wonky and didn't match up on the right side and I wonder if the shoulder straps will be long enough. But, even with all these imperfections, I pretty much love it. I love how gradated yarn looks when knit...a totally different look than crochet. And I think this will be suitable for Tiddle whether Tiddle is a he or a she.
I'm glad to have another long unfinished project now complete.
I always write a few letters to my babies recalling certain things about my pregnancies with them, feelings, memories, etc. Corynn and Andrew, in particular, really enjoy reading them now...much more so than I ever really thought they would. I hadn't yet recorded anything for Tiddle and wanted to change that. I'll include these letters, the photos from how I told the family and ultrasound pictures in his/her baby book.
Which, by the way, I am challenging myself to BEGIN NOW instead of waiting until this child is 5, 7 or 9 to do as I am with some of my others. A-hem.