I think you'll know how much I love this sweater from the amount of pictures in this post.
Elizabeth Zimmermann's Baby Surprise Jacket, a perfect pattern. I can see why so many have made this.
I've actually made 3 so far, and each one was a thoroughly enjoyable knit, and I am one who doesn't really like to reknit a pattern.
The yarn is Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sport in Chocolate and Juniper. This yarn is just right for baby things, I love how soft it is against Simon's skin.
I used a provisional cast on so I could add length to the arms. Also, I finished up with i-cord trim, I think the trim really makes a nice finish.
I think he likes the sweater, who can really tell with babies, his preference is nekkid.
I have a few more finished knits to show. I think my next few posts will be dedicated to getting them blogged. Things never feel truly finished until I've been blogged them.
I've been pretty busy lately, life sometimes turns into a whirlwind and keeps me caught up in it for longer than I would like. I keep hoping that things will slow down, but truthfully, I think that having 4 children and the homeschooling just means I will be whirling about for a while.
I'm trying to find routines that work for our family and keep everyone happy and things running smoothly, but it's definitely a learning process. As soon as I think I have found something that works, one of my kids grows out of a nap or starts to potty train, or starts growing a new tooth or for my older two they need more one on one and time with mom than they used to.
I feel stretched a bit thin, not really in a bad way, more of a this is the season of life that I am in kind of way. I love my kids and wouldn't change things for anything, but sometimes life feels like I'm just trying to get through it, and I want to make sure I am enjoying it because kids grow up way too fast!