Monday, April 13, 2009

A baby sweater ~

baby sweater

With each of our 3 children, I found myself sewing frantically in those last few weeks of the pregnancy, making something special for them. For our first I sewed cushions for our wooden rocking chair, using my Grandmother’s Domestic pedal sewing machine. Using no pattern, I simply cut and measured a cushion from cushy foam and cut and sewed material to cover it. With Lena and Elise I sewed drawstring gowns for them to wear after their births using a pattern for the first time. Noticing with each baby, my sewing skills would grow and I began to try making new things. Assuredly, there was always a great need for me to “make” something.

With this baby that I am carrying, I started wanting to make something a little earlier and with having learned newer skills since our last was born I really wanted to knit this new baby a sweater. I had this pattern and yarn picked out months before we found out we were expecting, so that first day – on Christmas Day to be exact, I happily cast on and starting knitting this sweater. I love the softness and the neutral colors {I used a light green even though it is showing up as blue in the picture} in this aran weight yarn. I knitted a size 3-6 months since this baby is due early Sept while it’s still hot, that way it will be waiting to be worn when cooler temperatures hit early Winter.

2 comments:

Mr Lee said...

Hope your all doing well!Nice to meet you.Welcome to our blog
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Anonymous said...

Leslie!! Your blog is awesome. I especially loved seeing a picture of you and your "progress". You are looking wonderful. Seeing you makes me realize how much I miss you and the phone is great, but not the same as a face to face visit.
Love, Ellen