This was my feeling towards sweaters. With a new baby, the urge to dress her in cute little cardigans and pullovers was there; there are certainly no shortages of patterns available, either. But I just kept thinking I wasn't ready for that yet. I didn't have the skills. Or the needles. Or whatever.
|Bubblegum and Raspberry...and they look delicious!|
So, before I had the chance to psyche myself out unnecessarily, I cast on and didn't look back. Seeing as I only had my US6 straight needles (I do plan on investing in some double-pointed needles at some point in the near future) I opted for a cardigan style. It's also much simpler to button a sweater than to wrestle a squirming infant into a pull-over. Taking the sweater formula I'd worked out from checking out other patterns, I just sort of made it up as I went -- though I made sure to write it all down, so I can do it again, or make some changes for next time.
|My first sweater -- finished in only a week!|
|Great, now I need to pick up a boat-load of cute buttons for all the sweaters I'm going to be knitting!|
|This is what my average project looks like on paper...now to translate this archaic text into a proper pattern!|