this post today will be of interest to you because i have a knitting project to show off (and apologies to julie, for whom knitting discussions hold no real appeal). [like me, sil ana enjoys knitting].
however, dear sis-in-law, should you choose to continue reading, that is just fine but you will know one of cutie c‘s xmas presents, come family gift exchange time.
in order to convince you to turn your attention elsewhere, why don’t you check out the rowing canada website that i
scrounged up googled for you? [sil ana’s sport of choice is rowing].
why don’t you click here now?
there. do you think that worked??
this past weekend was thanksgiving, but christmas was also on my mind. we exchanged our christmas lists at our family get-together on sunday, and i also finished knitting a sweater which will be one of cutie c’s presents. mom and i had picked up the kit for this project at the knitter’s fair last month, and i dove into it asap. here it is!
the pattern is called “fishy fun cardigan & purse” and is by sweaterkits.
as soon as i saw the kit at the fair, i knew it was perfect for c. what sold me were the fishy buttons:
and cutie c ♥ loves ♥ little purses:
this was a new knitting experience! there were three colours of yarn…
…that you round-robin knit, one row of each colour, repeated over and over:
i really enjoyed knitting this kit. it was a super-easy design, and there was no seaming at the end (the least favourite part of a project for many knitters) because you pick up stitches for the sleeves and for the button band.
i made the four year old size – the pattern is for ages 1-4 (better too big than too little, in my books), and the kit contained more than enough yarn for the project. the only improvement i would make is to switch up either the fuschia or the coral – i think the shades are a little too similar, and the garter stitch pattern would really pop with a more contrasting third hue in there.
i am excited to see cutie c in her sweater at christmas! next up: i’m going to start little e‘s knitted sweater!…
and for sil ana, for christmas, i am getting her…
just seeing if she’s still reading…
do you do your christmas shopping early or are you the last minute type? my goal this year is to be done by december 1st!