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It's the little things that make me happy...

Posted on November 01 2013

Little things are so cute. Baby clothes are the best, tiny shoes, miniature belts, cowboy hats, and miniature jeans! They get me every time. I look at Waylon in his tiny flannel and Wrangler's, (matching his Daddy) so stinkin' cute, and I can hardly stand it. Needless to say I  am loving knitting Miss Myla's sweater. After knitting past the sleeves a bit, I tried it on Waylon.  For those of you who  haven't had the great fortune of meeting Mr. Waylon ( I am a proud Mamma ;D ) let me tell you, he is nuts. He is very happy and silly and will do most things to get a laugh.  He isn't one year old yet but already is a comedian. So  anyway I put the sweater on..... Balls of yarn connected... Needles connected... Running baby, now, attached. It was hysterical. He looked proud. Smiling and swinging his little arms. He had a swaying march thing happening. And that look on his face that kids get... You know the one. Like they are on stage and loving it. But after a few minutes the balls of yarn were being dragged across the room and he had one half of the Addi Turbo in his hand - running. Not good!  Baby fashion show was over. He loved wearing the sweater so much... He had a little cry after I took it back ;) Poor  Mr. [caption id="attachment_582" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Checking out the work"][/caption] I am hoping that's a sign that his little buddy, Myla, will like it just as much. I am enjoying the whole project. The yarn is nice. I am a cotton fan. Though it doesn't have much give. I have knitted on the "All seasons cotton" before, when I made the "Coco Knits" Ballet flats. I had about five skeins of pink ( um.. who really knows why?!) and Paige was doing a class with the pattern and the pattern is awesome - so naturally. It was an okay yarn for that project, but not ideal. There was a point in the pattern where there was a P4TOG, or something equally as difficult, and cotton is sta-ick-eeee. It was making that squeaky sound like the chain on an old swing and my sweating hands were not helping the situation. For the baby sweater -  it is fabulous. It's not too small, not too expensive and it doesn't take too many skeins to do the project. (Not sure how many yet, but I grabbed five) The pattern is nice and simple too.Top down is the way to go with a sweater.( no weaving ends in!) "Knitting pure and simple" has some really fun and basic patterns to follow. I  made my first top down with a KP&S pattern, with no help. So ... If I can -any knitter can. This, KP&S, pattern of choice has the option of a hood. Yes please! How cute is a hooded sweatshirt on a toddler?? SO cute. I am pleased to say I am on a roll. I'm on some sort of knitters high! (I knew it was addicting) It's almost a sweater ;D There are a lot more details in the sweater than the fly curtain. The sweater body, sleeves, hood ( I have never put a hood on either - my challenge! ), button band, weaving ends. (Yuck.. I rarely weave my ends in. My Mom can't stand to look at my scarves with all the dangly bits hanging down... I think that's partly why I do it. wink wink) I'll take pictures as I go. Right now the body is almost finished. A few more inches to go. Baby clothes are so fun because they evolve very quickly. Have a great day! Happy Knitting :D xx Ash

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