vintage oatmeal: a sweater

My first big girl knitting project is off the needles.  This is my Vintage Oatmeal.  It’s not perfect, but for a first adult sweater it’s absolutely snugly and wearable.

Details on Ravelry.

 

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knit frenzy

I have finally gotten back into the knit of things around here.  All my needles and yarn are accessable, and my need for sitting down is increasing.  Therefore,  I have gone knit crazy.  In only one day I made a second wool soaker for Desmond, using the curly purly pattern again.  I am very relieved that it’s done before he arrived.  I just love how tiny it is.  I can’t believe it’s for a human and not a Polly Pocket.  I am always amazed about the size of newborns.  You think by now I’d be used to it.  I am not.

I cast on just today for a sleep sack for Des.  I am using the Kicking Bag for Babies pattern.  Do you notice something weird?  Yes, that’s a turkey baster.  I saw this genius idea on Thornberry yesterday.  My verdict is that it’s awesome for starting the ball.  I took it off and finished it by hand when it wasn’t much bigger than this.  Maybe the sock yarn was the problem.  It is very silky.  I’ll be trying it again with some wool.  It was great to not be throwing the yarn and watching it roll across the floor unraveling all the work.  I’m determined to wind a whole skien next time.

Finally, I’d like to share with you all that I have a pattern crush on Jane Richmond.  I love all her patterns.  They are fresh, hip, and beautiful.  I cast on the Mustard Scarf.  It was a must.  They pattern is very simple too.  That’s always a good thing for a scatter-brained person like me.

This concludes Confessions of a Knitaholic With a Yarn Addiction…for now.