So I’ve been gone a long while. I won’t even bother to apologize or hope that readers are still around because after 6 months of silence I’m sure not very many are, if any. So in a way I’m starting over with this blog, and that’s okay. I’m not upset about this as I know that I needed that break from writing AND from knitting. In fact, I 100% lost all my knitting mojo while pregnant and was afraid I’d lost it altogether (don’t worry it’s since come back) as I felt absolutely zero interest in knitting during the last 4 months when my pregnancy got really tough (no I’m definitely not one of those people who loved their pregnancy, in fact I basically hated being pregnant and was SO happy when it was over).
But that’s all in the past and maybe I’ll touch upon it now and then but this is a fresh start. So. Let me start off by saying that the last few months have been amazing as we welcomed our daughter, Olivia, into the world. She’s perfect and incredible and a LOT of work but so worth it! We love her more than anything and I’ve felt incredibly blessed and lucky to have her in our lives. She’s turning 3 months old on Friday and it’s hard to believe that time has gone so fast and yet so slow all at once. Here’s a not-so-short photo recap of the last three months:
Luckily, I started wanting to knit again pretty soon after giving birth and already began making things for Livy. In particular I finished this cardigan just a couple of weeks ago (and sewed the buttons on it a week ago):
The pattern is Sunnyside (rav link), which is a free pattern. It’s not particularly well-written in that it assumes that you can do a lot of your own math without any help from the pattern. This is fine if you know what you are doing but I wouldn’t recommend it to a beginner sweater knitter for that reason. Other than that, it’s a very easy and quick pattern (or it would be quick if you didn’t have a baby constantly needing you) and really fun for a baby shower.
It looks great on her, IMO, and the yarn is perfect for it! It’s knit in Handmaiden Casbah Sock (oh so soft!) in Paris Light.
I did the cable version with a picot edging because I’m a rebel like that… plus I wasn’t in the mood for lace so there’s that.
Pattern – Sunnyside by Tanis Lavallee (project link | pattern link)
Yarn – Handmaiden Casbah Sock in Paris Light (rav link | store I used)
Needle – US4 (3.5mm)
Cast on – April 24, 2012
Cast off – June 1, 2012
Modifications – cable sweater with picot edging
And now that I’m around I’m determined to post at least once a week. In fact, I’m promising to do so. Even if I do a one picture post it will get done. No excuses, I promise! I’m looking forward to getting caught up in the blog world and hopefully winning some readers back… if you’ll have me!