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!
5 thoughts on “A Niece and a Sweater”
You could always start the stocking, and put it away for a bit if you really start to hate it.
I like this idea a lot! In fact, this would also eliminate the need to purchase more yarn immediately as well. I’ve got almost enough to do one full stocking. I could just get at it and then purchase more when I’ve truly run out.
Too, when you pull it out to finish it you won’t be starting at the beinning!
Lovely sweater! You probably should go ahead and do the stocking. Because you never know, she might get a sibling before too long!