Nothing like the feeling of finishing a little knit. This one is a real cutie and worth the hour or more of seaming that is required to get it all together.
I sat outside the library yesterday afternoon sewing on the buttons and getting excited to see it finished. And let me introduce you to my buddy….Bingo. An elderly lady came by and asked if she could tie the dog onto the chair I was sitting on. I started to stand up and said of course please sit down and she said oh no I’m going into the library. So people were walking by, admiring the dog and one little girl even asked if she could pat my dog. He was very well behaved and I quite liked having him there at my feet for a little while.
So I finished the last button when I got home but had sadly missed the good light to photograph it so ducked outside this morning with a quilt I grabbed off the couch and set to photograph it.
The pattern is a bit of an oldie, raglan sleeved cardigan with full fashioned shaping from Debbie Bliss Baby Knits for Beginners but there is something sweet and special about classic knits for babies. I love it so much I’d almost cast on another one………….
The wool is Bendigo Woollen Mills Allegro and a really lovely mixture of pinks. Buttons were a couple of dollars from Spotlight and considering I have 1/3 of a ball of wool left I’d say this project cost me less than $10. Nice.
Ravelry details are here…meanwhile I’m going hell for leather on the size 6 kina and am determined to get it finished so I can cast something else on. It’s warming up so I’m about to enter my cotton knitting phase and I might even think about knitting a few things for Christmas. Think, I did say think….it’s good to aim high for a few handmade christmas presents.