I don’t know about you, but for me, March has been a pretty insanely busy month. Not just with work, but a billion things around it. It’s no secret that my crafting keeps me sane, but this month it seems harder and harder to find as much time to devote to it as in the past. I hope it’s just temporary.
The craft that’s taken the biggest hit this month is my knitting. I finished off Hemlock, put a few rows on Dave’s Mom’s Christmas socks but other than that, I’ve not knit a stitch.
That is until the other night. I had some time and decided to get moving on a project that has a deadline.
Earlier this year, I found out that a coworker is expecting her first child in May. Naturally, I’ll be making her a quilt, but she’s a coworker who really appreciates the skill that goes into crafting, so I wanted to knit her something too.
Annoyingly, she’s not finding out the gender. She wants to be surprised, and I respect that… but darn it! I want to know!!!! So… keeping gender-neutral in mind, I decided a simple top-down baby cardigan would be best. (I’m using this pattern)
Because baby will be born in May, there wasn’t much point to making warm woolies in newborn/3 month size. So I skipped up to 6 months, which puts us right in the middle of fall, and pulled out this lovely autumnal-looking yarn. I figure it will work well for boy or girl.
I’m just about ready to split for the body and sleeves, and I quite like how it’s working up so far. I should have enough yarn for a hat and booties too, if I have the time.