Here's a glimpse of last week's knitting.
Monday: Pregnant friend #1 has baby girl.
Tuesday: We hear from friends and learn of their new baby daughter. I cast on for February Baby Sweater #2 (you all know this pattern or have seen FOs of it).
Wednesday: Finish yoke and sleeve 1.
Thursday: Finish sleeve 2 and start body.
Friday: No knitting.
Saturday: Finish body, wash and dry sweater. Sew on buttons. Done? Cool! Hmm, how 'about some little bootees too? No problem!
Yarn: Rowan Handknit DK Cotton, color 310. About 3 balls.
Pattern: EZ's Knitter's Almanac
Modifications: Zilch. I added the little flower pin, called a yo-yo, inspired by Elliphantom's version. A tutorial on how to make these is here.
Verdict: Adorable. I like this one better than the first one I made, probably because of the little yo-yo. And because it's pink. I promise this is the last pink knit for a while. Seriously. I'm excited to gift this because the baby's mom is a fellow knitter. She doesn't blog, but she reads knitting blogs and last year as we drove together to the Stitches East Market, we were talking about blogs and she mentioned the EZ baby sweater she had seen on Elliphantom's site. I had seen it too, and we agreed it was so cute. I am excited to give her one for her new little girl!
Last week, I saw Brooklyn Tweed's and Silverknits' finished versions of Saartje's Bootees.
I couldn't resist. The baby sweater above is sized for about a 1 year old, so these were the perfect little "wear now" quick knits to go with it. They took only about an hour to knit and less than a ball of Cotton Glace, color 809. I found 4 little white buttons from my odds and ends buttons. Cute!
The week's knitting schedule is to give Rusted Root and Cable Down Raglan some TLC. It's almost time to start thinking about the fall knits.