Yesterday we were talking about the immanent arrival of the latest baby in our midst, who is in fact due today. The expectant mama was joking that the baby will not come until I finish decorating the little gumnut cardigan that I made ages ago, well decorating it anyway. The challenge was that I would come up with a little gumnut baby decoration to add to the cardigan.
In my usual fashion as I had yet to work out how I was going to do this, I went ahead and casted on yet another little cardigan for this baby. One can never have too many knitted goods you know? I had it started before we went camping but ended up knitting most of it in the last couple of days.
This time I went with the Eyelet Yoke Baby cardigan which is a really easy and quick pattern to work up. A very good pattern for beginners. I like projects like this especially if I am working on bigger harder projects at the same time.
The only problem with such projects for me is my habit of tuning out and turning to what I call mindless speed knitting. This is fine with most yarns but this yarn has a tendency to break as it is not tightly spun.
I used Sean Sheep yarn which is really really soft and fluffy. Great for felting but not always the best for knitting if one is not careful. It tends to come apart. Several times I had to remind myself to slow down and "look" at the yarn as I was knitting instead of day dreaming or looking elsewhere. A couple of times it was too late.
That said it turned out quite nice and I am happy with the finished result. Fluffiness and all.
I did make one mistake, can you see what it is? LOL In my habit of mindless knitting and not paying attention. I forgot to add the extra three button holes down the bottom. I found the that button holes where a bit too far apart for my liking anyway so am not to worried about it. 3 is enough for a small baby who will more than likely get changed a lot anyway. :-)
Overall, I am quite satisfied with this one. Now I need to work out how to make that little gumnut baby! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Have a wonderful weekend all, Hugs and Smoochies xoxoxox