Finishing knits takes a little longer these days, and is likely to slow up even more now I’m back at work. But luckily Alana likes to sleep in the evenings, so after a few chores are done I usually manage to squeeze in a few stitches. I knit a little in between crocheting the odd granny square and looking in at our sleeping babe, and still not really believing how lucky we are.
I’m thinking of starting a new tradition. Springtime cardigans for our extended family’s little ones – four girls. This seems like a great plan when the oldest is just two and the littles still have no say in what they wear, but probably not so wise as they get bigger with opinions, and knitting involves a lot more yarn.
First up was a wee Liesl. Kindly modeled by my girl but actually for her little second cousin Emily who was born just ten days after Alana but quite early, though healthy thank goodness. It took less than one 50g ball of Sublime Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4ply (yum).
Second was a Rock Rose for her other second cousin Shannon, a completely delightful almost 3 year old. She has a mother who loves handknits. A lovely little pattern which I came across thanks to the Ravelry advanced pattern search, knitted up in Pure Merino from James C Brett. I even enjoyed the bobbles. And the icord edging. Honestly.