Valentine’s Day Cardigan

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I began this cardigan in January intending it to be BB’s Valentine’s cardi, hence the beautiful red yarn from Dream in Color.  After I washed/felted/shrank her light blue cardigan that I knitted last October, it seemed even more imperative to get this off the needles and yet I still couldn’t get it finished until now.  Oh well.  I made sure it was extra long and so even if she doesn’t get to wear it this spring, since the weather is already heating up so much, it should still fit in the autumn.  I even have enough yarn left to make a matching cardi for the baby!

The pattern is the ‘In Threes’ baby cardigan by Kelly Herdrich.  Lovely, simple and in multiple sizes.  I see more of these in my future!  (Raveled here.)

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After a biscuit bribe, B was quite cooperative in the modeling department.  Andy helped choose the buttons and although I was not completely sure about them, these blue/red vintage-style little beauties have grown on me quite a lot.  I’m glad he weighed in!  I think they’re Cath Kidston too, so bonus points for being designer and thanks to my lovely sister for sending them to me for xmas!



Unfinished Business

So I’ve decided to write this blog.  The idea is that the pressure of writing blog posts will keep me doing the crafty things that I like to do rather than slobbing out in front of the telly.  Don’t get me wrong; it’s not going to be easy.  Most nights after chasing an almost 2-year old around all day the BEST I can do is slob out in front of the telly.  But I am up for the challenge and hopefully a bit of positive feedback from my nearest and dearest on the things I share here will exponentially increase my capacity for nap and night-time productivity.  At least in the short-term, until the second baby arrives…