It’s hard to believe that winter has almost come and gone, and I’ve hardly a knitted item to show for it. This fall, I seriously imagined that I could start and finish a sweater for Ella in time for her birthday on the Winter Solstice. Nope. Then, I imagined that Valentine’s Day would be a great goal. Wrong again. So I set my sights on a Spring Equinox sweater. And I do believe I may just achieve this goal!
What has changed? Well, first off all, I finally finished the sleeves. While I am grateful for the opportunity to have learned and practiced using the magic loop method to knit two sleeves at once, it took FOREVER! But, the sleeves are the exact same length – something that has probably never before been achieved by this knitter! (Just check out the sleeves on this sweater for proof!) And second, and perhaps more importantly, we had grandparent visitors. The kids so love their grandparents that dear old mama was able to just park herself in the cozy recliner and knit, knit, knit (as evidenced by this photo, taken by Ella)
The pattern, by the way, is the Little Oak sweater, from the Coastal Kids collection. I do believe it may be the most gorgeous item I have ever knit. The oak leaf pattern was a pure delight, and so motivating! And when the sweater is complete (next week, I promise!), it will be the most beautifully fitted three-season garment. I can’t wait to see it on Ella.
What are you knitting these days?
* Joining the fine crafty folks at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm, Craft On!