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April 13, 2008

A Work in Progress

I've been working on a sweater from my little niece, Brooklyn, since the beginning of March. I bought the pattern and yarn from Knitopia Wools Co. in Langley, BC and dove right in. It is a little slow-going because it uses a sock weight yarn and 3mm needles, but I was making quite a bit of progress. Then, like so many other projects I've started, it was put aside when I got distracted by some other yarn or idea. At this rate, Brooklyn is going to outgrow the sucker before I finish it, so I am renewing my commitment to this project. Here's what I've got so far...

Front and sleeves are complete, though nothing's been blocked and the ends have yet to be woven in, as you can see. I've also got a good chunk of the back done, but it's just white stockinette on a needle, not much to look at.

But, it's coming along. The pocket on the front is so cute. I hope that although it is wool, the fact that the yarn is thin and light-weight will make it cool enough for her to wear through Spring and on Summer evenings. I'd hate for her to get too big for it before she has much chance to wear it. Hopefully I will have pictures of it finished and on Brooklyn to post soon enough!

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5 comments:

MyArtInProgress said...

I love this! Hopefully I will be able to knit that one day :) I have just been knitting for a few months now and can only do scarves and headbands. Haven't gotten past that hump yet. How long have you been knitting?

blackmustard said...

Thanks!

I've been knitting for about 2 1/2 years. I've found the only way to get "past the hump" is just to dive into a pattern and tackle each new technique or challenge as it comes. That's what I did. My mom taught me to knit and the first thing she had me do was a pair of socks. When I saw her knitting hers, I thought, there is no way I can ever do that. But I tried it (slowly) and eventually it all made sense! Super rewarding too, to do something you didn't think was possible.

It helps if you have a support network to help you when you get frustrated...

Marie said...

I love your use of the white color as a background. It really makes the stripes pop!
I had the same problem knitting sweaters for my neice. I think she wore the onsie for a week before she outgrew it. I don't knit for babies anymore. =)

skiingweaver said...

It's gorgeous! Love how the sock yarn is turning out... Finish it, lol, I have a couple sweaters/UFOs I started for child no. 1 that child no. 2 will probably be too big for soon, lol. (I am, in fact, the world's slowest knitter - or maybe the knitter with the world's shortest attention span.)

Gallery Juana said...

your sweater looks so cute. Love the cat pics too.