In my mind, a grandmother has always been associated with knitting. When I was awaiting our bundle of joy, i decided to knit.
Easier said than done.
It was years since I had touched knitting needles, I could’nt locate any of my pattern books and I needed to get wool. Luckily for me, the wool shop had a Sirdar pamphlet for a cardigan for newborns.
I did remember the Knit and Purl stitches but how does on cast on? Making friends with technology helped and I found You Tube videos describing the process in detail. Some videos described beautiful patterns but I was faithful to my pamphlet.
After an initial test process, I was ready to take up the cardigan.
I used every free minute with my rediscovered skill. Soon the cardigan began taking shape…
In a matter of couple of weeks, I was thrilled to complete my cardigan and even had the courage to take up the bootees! This turned out be a bit complicated but soon I had a lovely pair ready.
I thought my work was quite neat,which emboldened me to knit a bigger cardigan for gifting … and a bonnet too.. Here they are.. What do you think?
Have you knitted baby sweaters? I am sure my thoughts may cause a deja vu to some of you especially someone who has hosted a new born. I would love to hear from you!