You will notice, as I continue to add my past completed knitting projects that I thought to photograph, that most are for either myself of Becket. There are two big reasons for that: I know I will appreciate whatever I made for myself ("You spent how much and how long on a sock?!") and second, Becket is too small to complain about the fiber.
After I had been knitting for a little while and felt confident in my skills, I decided to make a Dale of Norway
sweater for Caleb. They are so beautiful and a fun challenge to knit. Besides, I
want a cool ski team sweater for myself and thought it good to practice on a small scale first. (I started one for Mark once - but that's another story) So, I knit and chart follow and knit until I finally have all the pieces done. Then comes the scary part - I had to CUT
my knitting. It's called a steek, and you machine sew a groove, then CUT
in that groove to insert the sleeves. I put it off for quite a while as I researched this cutting online. I finally got brave and did it. I spent a lot of time looking like that as I sewed the arms into the gaping CUT
At last it was done, and was a thing of beauty.
But Caleb won't wear it! He had it on for about 2 minutes as I tried to take a good picture of him wearing the sweater and he started pulling on the neck and yelling - The Fiber, The Fiber!
As you can see here, Becket doesn't seem to mind the fiber in the Dale of Norway sweater I made for him. He will be in all kinds of knit things from the start. I am determined to have at least one child that will wear the wonderful woollies I produce. Not to mention it is quick and fun to make these little baby things!