Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Baby Landon & his Sweater

About this time last year, I had asked my old college roommate to be a bridesmaid in my wedding.  A little bit later, Kellie told me she wasn't going to be able to do it. Why? Because she was pregnant with one of the cutest boys in the world (and she wasn't sure if he would be a good baby at the wedding).  Not only was she super sweet about telling me, but her family was still able to attend the wedding (with Landon who was so well behaved).  Landon is now 5 months old and is amazingly cute.  I don't care if he has an acid reflux problem - I would still hold him even if he threw up on me.

At Kellie's baby shower, I promised her a sweater in the colour of her choosing.  I chose the pattern (Baby Yours) and she chose the colour - Winter Solstice. My first attempt making the sweater was horrendous. I used the BMFA Sock Candy and it looked like clown barf (to put it nicely). I really should have known not to combine a vary colourful yarn with a very, complex stitch pattern.  Now?  Now I love the sweater. I could just see a young prince wearing this around the castle. The check pattern stands out and the cable, in all of its intricacy, lays there so beautifully.  I really can't wait for the sweater to be done.  I know that Landon will most likely spit up on it, but I don't care. I'm just entranced by it all.

See? It's so tiny and cute and will still fit a 6mo. (Yes, I know that gives me less than a month to get this done in addition to 3 socks).

(And yes, I still have a few blog posts to catch up on: Sock Summit, the Knitspot/CookieA party at Verb, and camping with banana slugs. They'll be up as soon as I post near my camera, I promise.)

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