K is for Knitting

Hello! Welcome to my seventh attempt at the April AtoZ blogging challenge. My theme this year is Experiences of a first time grandmother! Some sweet, salty moments and learnings! My posts are totally based on what I felt (may even border on rants) and are not meant to be a guide. 


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!

See you tomorrow folks!

Here are links to my previous AtoZ attempts. 

2013 Mixed Bag
2014 Exercising For Fitness
2015 Gardens of Pune
2016 Herbs
2018 Contemporary A to Z
2019 Caring for the Caregiver

Disclaimer: My posts do mention some products or service providers but these are not sponsored and not meant to be an advertisement.  All posts are from a maternal grandmother’s point of view!

12 Replies to “K is for Knitting”

  1. This is awesome! Long forgotten skills we were taught in Art and Craft classes in school. How handy and lovely these are!

  2. They look fantastic! Do you know Ravelry, the free site to find a lot of patterns for knitting and crocheting?
    K is for Kaleidoscope

  3. They look perfect! I have tried my hand at it, even made one for my husband while staying in the North. Now that we have settled back in Kerala, there is no need for sweaters.

  4. Your creations look fantastic Archana. How did the grandbaba look in them?
    I knit a couple of cardigans for my baby son, this was 20 years ago. I haven't picked up the knitting needles since.

  5. @Frederique Yes, I will look up Ravelry.. I do need inspiration for more sweaters! Thank you for stopping by and this great tip!

  6. @Shail Winters are not very severe in Pune , and my sweater was hardly needed.. yet it gave me huge satisfaction to make it.. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

  7. So pretty they are! Snow- White and sky blue combination looks so adorably royale! I loved your creations.

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