Wednesday, November 30, 2016

If you are chilly....

[scroll to the bottom for pattern/yarn info]

Every time we go on a long drive I think I'll have all the time in the world to knit and crochet. We spent 48+ hours in the car over the last 10 days and I got about 6 hours of knitting in. I guess that's the way it goes when you have 6 kids! I should know that I won't have as much time as I think, but I always bring yarn for 3-4 projects and I'm lucky if I get to finish one. I don't mind too much because not knitting meant watching movies with my kids, singing songs, searching maps as Michael drove, make time-lapse videos of our drive, eating snacks, helping cranky kids to get happy, and lots of conversation with my hubby boy. Now THAT'S a treat! We aren't often able to have an uninterrupted conversation but all that time in the car meant lots of talking and listening for us.

I'm not even sad that I only got one project done because, look how cute it is! The pattern is knit in one piece and very simple; perfect for a beginner. Because it was so basic, I was afraid it wouldn't be flattering and that I wouldn't love the final result. Happily, it turned out so cute and it's so squishy and cozy; she's extra huggable in this little sweater, if that's even possible!  I actually really love how plain and simple the sweater is. Sometimes simplicity is as lovely as intricacy.

Pattern: One Piece Baby Pullover
Yarn: Swish DK by Knit Picks in Dove Heather*

*The pattern calls for worsted weight yarn. I used dk by accident and, as a result, the sweater is a tad smaller than I would have liked.


  1. how fun, i used to knit when I was a mother of three boys, working fulltime and cooking meals etc now as I look back, I don't know how I did it. It's a struggle now just to cook meals! You are an inspiration...

  2. Thank you, Lin! Meals are a struggle for me. Knitting on the other hand.... ;)