If you've been reading my blog long enough, you may remember a sweater I was making for my cousin's baby. Well, if you were wondering what ever happened to that, the baby was born in August and the sweater is still on my needles:
I have always had trouble with baby gifts...with this one, the issue is the armpits:
As you can see, there are rather gigantic holes in the armpits. The more I knitted and thought about those armpit holes, I just lost steam. I couldn't give the sweater away anymore, it had armpit holes for goodness sake! So I gave up on this one and hid it in a corner of my craft room. But I decided to pull it out this afternoon. I think I will try and finish it, just for good measure. In the meantime though, I started another sweater for our babe last week:
This one will take a while (for me anyway, I knit in slow motion) and the pattern is really boring...miles and miles of stockinette stitch, but it is easy and has a much smaller chance of armpit holes! It should turn out as a boat neck sweater and the pattern is from the book Baby Knits for Beginners. My goal is simply to post a finished picture (of both sweaters) on this blog sometime in the future, modeled on my own child perhaps?? I am hoping that I have a better track record for baby gifts when it is for my own child!