I finished the second baby sweater. It was another lovely and quick knit, even though this time I knit the 3-month size.
I was, again, able to use vintage buttons. I really love the touch of buttons that are recycled and have been in a family for a long while. It just feels appropriate.
The yarn is from Dyeabolical, I had originally purchased it for a westknits mystery knit along, but ended up not liking it for the project after all and I chose something else that worked better. So, this lovely skein has been sitting in my stash for a couple years looking for the perfect project.
I have to say that my yarn stash is now such that I have very little appropriate yarn for this type of project now. This is exciting since I’ve worked to move my stash numbers down quite a bit. But, I am really going to have to stretch to find yarn for these types of projects. I mean, baby knits really do need to be something that’s easily washed, and I don’t really have much superwash wool sock yarn in almost solid colors left in my stash. I might even be at a point where I’d like to take a look around a yarn store. *gasp!*
There’s a shop nearby that I’ve been in maybe once, and I’d like to check it out again. Part of why I barely remember it was that I was trying really hard to just NOT purchase yarn at that time, I have too large a stash. But I remember there being quite a lot of hand-dyed yarns that I’d enjoy looking at again.
Here’s another quick story. Yesterday I went in for a dentist appointment. My dentist noticed my handspun and handwoven scarf. Turns out she’s a knitter! She’s been knitting for about 2 years and is deeply in love with the craft, so it was definitely a fun chat! This is the second in the wild knitter I’ve met in the span of 3 weeks, and I’ve really enjoyed both encounters.
This baby sweater brings me to 85% of my yearly goal, this is project 34 out of 40 and it definitely feels like I am going to have no issue with achieving that goal this year!
2 thoughts on “Baby Sweaters”
Both those sweaters are adorable!
Another cutie! Very nice! And wonderful that you have been so good about your stash that you are in need of yarn! 😉