Knitting

On The Needles Today

I’ve been knitting a lot lately.

This isn’t exactly new, but it is satisfying. Not only have I been knitting, I have actually been finishing things! Considering how many WIPs (work in progresses) I have lingering in various bags and drawers around the house it’s exciting to cast a few off them off once in a while.

I’ll be sharing pictures of those once they’re washed and blocked (and once I find my camera SD card and charger…), but for now I’m going to talk about the thing that is my active knitting project. Though I always have at least four things languishing that are technically WIPs, I really only count the things I’ve knitted in the last week or so.

Aside from two FOs (finished objects), this cardigan is the only thing I’ve been knitting. I’m not enjoying it that much because it’s dull and repetitive, but the result is so lovely I keep going despite that. I’m about 40% done and it is the squishiest cardigan ever.

My little sister had a baby boy a month ago. His name is Tommy, and it looked for a while like he might be deaf but we have been reassured after many tests that he will regain his hearing eventually (and at worst need minor surgery). I have knit him a blanket and some mini converse shoes, but this cardigan is something else. This cardigan is to wrap him up in a big hug until I can finally meet him next year.

The pattern is Hatchling Baby Cardigan [available here for $3 US].

Picture not mine; from the Ravelry page, link above.
Picture not mine; from the Ravelry page, link above.

I am using Debbie Bliss Cashmerino in a beautiful pale teal colour that makes me happy to look at. It’s almost minty. I can’t take full pictures while my camera’s SD card is MIA, but I can take quick snaps from my knitting group using my terrible Blackberry camera (okay, it’s not that bad).

My camera likes to pretend things are grey.
My camera likes to pretend things are grey.

…Never mind, it’s pretty bad. That is not even close to the right colour, but it gives your an idea of the lovely cables that are boring as anything to knit but look fantastic.

Tommy is three and a half thousand miles away but though I can’t give him a hug yet, I can give him this. I hope that’s enough.

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18 thoughts on “On The Needles Today

    1. You’re right, it would. Though not on such fine yarn since the cables take their toll on your hands after a while even with a sweater this tiny!

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  1. Adorable! I want to knit a sweater next (after I finish my first pair of socks) and thought to start with a baby sweater 🙂 I also want to learn cables, so this could be a two in one for me! Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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    1. I started with a baby sweater way back when my nephew was still a toddler, and it was a great learning curve. The cables on this are super simple so that would be a good place to start 🙂

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