Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Nearly a Sweater

The baby sweater is nearing completion. I used this pattern (but I think it is taking me longer than five hours).
Yarn: Caron Simply Soft Shadows, Color: Dark Moss
Needles: US 10 Denise

All the yarn snobs may think ill of me for using acrylic, but the new mom has had enough to deal with since baby boy arrived earlier than expected. It's gotta be machine wash and dry all the way.

I am pleased with the way this is turning out. I think I will make a hat to match. Here's a close-up.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Frantic Knitting!

One of my co-workers was expecting her first baby the first week in November. Surprise, surprise! She went into labor and had a baby boy on Thursday. Was he really that early; I think not, because he weighed seven pounds and was 21 inches long. Pretty big for a preemie.

Now I am frantically knitting the baby sweater and hat that I thought I could leisurely knit over the next month. I will post pictures when I have finished it.