Many of you know that there was another change that I was able to kick off the new year with…the Little One Mike and I are expecting to join us in just a few short (or maybe really long…?) months! I started a baby sweater out of some yarn that my dear Holiday Gift Exchange partner sent to me. The pattern I used coupled with the yarn color makes a gender neutral combo that I hope will translate well to either a boy or a girl.
But as all us crafters know, tragedy can strike our creations at any point in the process. Halfway through I realized that I was using 8.0mm needles instead of the US8 needles!! The sweater would probably fit a 2 year old right now. Needless to say, I will start from the beginning, because I just can’t not make this cute little sweater. One positive outcome of this whole mess is I was originally knitting this in the newborn size, but have since decided to make the next size up. The baby will be born in June, just before the heat of summer begins in Colorado, so this might be a gift better suited for fall weather. Besides, maybe then the sweater will last a bit longer by rolling up/down the sleeves. I would like to get as much use out of this as I can.