I have been distracting all of you with pictures of the baby because I haven't been getting much done. Now that she is awake more often, my time is consumed with entertaining her or watching her play. She got sick last week and had a little fever. For 2 nights she was impossible to deal with. She was cranky and crying inconsolably and refused to drink her formula. I felt so bad for her. I knew she was tired, but she couldn't fall asleep for more than 45 minutes at a time before she would start crying again. She seems to be doing much better today (knock on wood).The sweater has been done for a while, but it needed the ends woven in and to be blocked. I soaked and blocked the sweater last week. And while she played this afternoon, I sat next to her and sewed on the 3 buttons. When she willingly took a nap after playing, I took the pictures. It's a dreary day today and the sky threatens to rain, but if I don't take the pictures today, I don't know when my next chance may be.I love how the sweater turned out. But I would knit it in a worsted weight yarn if I had to do it again. The stitch pattern became tedious with the thin dk weight yarn that I used. My only complaint is that the sleeves are not knitted in the round. I had to carefully mattress stitch the sleeves together and it was a bit difficult because of the pattern on the sleeves. I think I did a good job because the seams turned out to be invisible.I made the 12 month size so it's way too big for Melody right now. I still haven't decided whether I should keep it or give it away to the many babies being born around me. Everyone I know is having girls, except for one friend who recently had a boy. I haven't had a chance to make anything for that friend yet. Does anyone know of any good boy sweater patterns? I know this pattern is unisex, but I want to knit something new.
Pattern: Baby Brights (CH-33) by Bev Galeskas from Fiber Trends
Yarn: 2.75 skeins of Plymouth Encore Colorspun DK in color: 7990 (Pink, Gray, White)
Needles: US 5 / 3.75 mm
Size: 12 months