Also on my needles

Besides the socks I have two other projects on the go.  Both of them are left over Christmas projects that I simply could not get done in time.  The first is the baby’s sweater.

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Playdate Cardigan by Tin Can Knits in Lion Brand Sock-Ease

It’s a Playdate Cardigan from Tin Can Knits. Another purchase from Knit City last year. This is also the first sweater I’ve ever knit. The pattern is straight forward and easy to follow. For yarn I choose to go with Lion Brand’s Sock-Ease in Rock Candy.  Originally I had thought that I had chosen to knit up the 6m-12m size but when it came time to knit the arm holes I realized that I had actually gone with the 1y-2y size!  It’s likely a good thing too.  The baby is growing so quickly now that he’s starting to be in 9m clothes.

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Picking up the left arm

The sweater called for seaming the front to the back using kitchener stitch. Since this was my first time doing kitchener I had to pop over to YouTube and watch some tutorials on how to do it. Once I found my rhythm I actually found that I enjoyed doing it. Perhaps it was because I learned a new skill or may-be I’m just one of those knitters who enjoys seaming.  Now I’m onto knitting up the arms.  I can see the end of project coming and I’m already wonder if I should cast on another sweater once this one is off of my needles.  My daughter has been asking for me to make her one so that might be coming next.

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Susie Roger’s Reading Mitts

The last thing on my needles is a pair of Susie Roger’s Reading Mitts for my sister.  I’d link you to the yarn but my husband threw out the skein band before I had a chance to add it to my Ravelry and my spare skein is in the stash upstairs in the room the baby is sleeping in.  I’ll try to remember to grab is later to tell you.  My sister has been asking for me to knit her a pair of fingerless mitts for about the past 3 or 4 years.  Considering it took me 9 years to knit up the blanket I had been promising my husband I think my sister is getting a pretty good turn around time.  I had originally intended to make these as a Christmas gift for her but since I had the baby’s sweater and my niece’s gift on the needles I had opted to buy her something else instead.  Instead these will be an “I love you and know these will help you” sort of gift.  I know that she’ll understand why it’s taken me so long to make them.  That’s the beauty about sisters.  They understand you.