Wednesday, March 26, 2014

What is on the needles?

Look what is on my needles...

Knitting for our first granddaughter - Scarlett. 

Yes I am indeed a Nana. Our beautiful granddaughter was born 4 days before her due date at 6.34am, 6lb 11oz and 51cm long, following a very short labour. Mum, dad and baby are doing very well. Scarlett Valentina - The little darling is filling out very quickly and has steadily gained weight never loosing the weight that newborns usually do.

Back to the knitting - I haven't really done any knitting for a while and I have really enjoyed (well most of the time anyway) knitting for my granddaughter knowing that these garments will help keep her nice and warm and every stitch is stitched with love and promise.

I have knitted two garments for her, well one is complete and just waiting for the sewing together part, as you can see below. 

The second one - I can see the finish line. They are visiting this weekend and I am wanting to give them to my daughter, so the pressure is on. The pattern on the second matinee jacket is more complicated than that on the first and there was a fair amount on unknitting and re knitting going on and because this little number is knitted as one to the armholes there were a lot of stitches involved in this process. I found it very hard not to get frustrated, however I am really glad that I persevered as the finished result is just lovely.

What helped with this was the opportunity to start the pattern off in the morning instead of after dinner when I was too tired to concentrate and see properly. I am pretty sure that I know the pattern off by heart now and can tell just by looking where I was up to. Onto the moss stitch now, so that shouldn't take too long.

I enjoy knitting for this age group as it doesn't take too long and you can use some of the designs that older babies and children don't really want.

That is all for today - so until next time happy stitching everyone.