A Niece and a Sweater

I think I already mentioned it in passing, but we got a phone call from my parents recently indicating that I have a niece on the way. Due in March. Naturally, I felt this a fine time to knit a baby sweater. The Baby Mine pattern is one I’ve knit multiple times. I really enjoy it and I think that it’s so pretty once done.

I grabbed some yarn I already had in stash and knit the sweater in one weekend. It bled into the next week a tiny bit, but not much.


I knit the newborn size as I had only enough to knit that size or the 3-month size, and by the time she’d fit the 3-month size, it’ll be summer. The buttons are from the stash of buttons I keep from Mr. Ink’s family home. I do love to be able to work from that stash, and these coppery colored buttons fit the sweater very well. I love the muted purple color of this sweater. It’s got browns and a tiny bit of burgundy as well. So, another project and completely created from stash! I am quite pleased.

So, I am in a bit of a quandary. I could just knit another stocking and send it out at the same time I send out the sweater. I mean, might as well get it over with, right? Or, I could wait until closer to baby’s first Christmas which would give me a year off of stocking knitting. I can’t quite decide which would be best. I will have to think about it for a bit!