Monday, November 10, 2008

Babies and Yarn Overs

I really seem to have trouble with yarn overs. I either forget to do them or I drop them way to

often for my knitting to look anything like how it is supposed to.

I know it is just a matter of practice and it probably wouldn't hurt if I stoped trying to watch tv at the same time. It's just that while I am knitting it is usually when I am also watching tv.

Elizabeth Zimmermann's February Baby Sweater has been on my list of one day I would like to make this list for a few years now, but I have never had a reason to make it and I wasn't about to play with yarn overs just for the sake of it. Sneaky dissappearing little things that they are.

Then I found out that my niece was pregnant. Out came the pattern and yarn. Out came lots of muttered swearing and two attempts later I have a collar and one sleeve.

It is actually looking like it is supposed to.



I may have done a happy dance or two around my loungeroom.

Then sister came over and told me that my niece had a baby boy. Eeeeek.

Can anyone suggest cute boy jumpers?

3 comments:

sue said...

I have knit a few baby boy sweaters if you would like to take a peek at my ravelry page. Some dont take very long to knit up at all.

2paw said...

I often pick up the yfwd on the next row. This makes them all the same size because I hate it when you do them before a purl and a knit and they are diferent sizes!!
Bad luck with the colour choice because that is so pretty!!!
I know Clickertyclick has a simple top down pattern. Not much help, am I???

amanda j said...

Oh what a pretty cardigan!

I made this for a boy:

http://www.purlsoho.com/_gr/our_books/childplacketsweater.pdf