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cricket cardi

August 9, 2011

i knitted this sweater for baby #2, hoping that come spring, it would keep her warm without overheating.  i chose cricket’s linen/cotton blend yarn in a cool blue.  (you can see all the details at my ravelry account, as always.)  the decorative pattern was easy enough to knit.  and while i love the outcome, i had to knit each panel individually, block them all separately and then sew the whole thing together.  a little cumbersome, i might say.  with so much going on, i really need quick, no-fuss knits.  this wasn’t one of those projects.  but, it did keep me stimulated enough to complete the project from start to finish without much moaning, or putting off or stalling, like most of my projects.

i bought buttons at the craft store today.  and while checking out, the cashier asked if i was having a boy.  of course, i said no.  it’s another girl.  and she said, ‘are you sure? because, you know. they get those things wrong all the time.  it looks like you’re carrying a boy.’  well, the only real way to know whether it’s a boy or girl is at birth.  until then, i guess i’m glad i knitted this in blue! ;)

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Grandma Carolyn permalink
    August 10, 2011 1:18 pm

    A Boy?!? But we are all waiting for a girl! If the baby is a boy, we still want a girl so you might need to have baby #3. Just kidding, but that would be a surprise. The sweater is very cute. No tight neck! What lucky babies those Hughes kids are!

    • lolocreatives permalink*
      August 11, 2011 7:07 am

      Ah, I think we’ll all be happy with whatever sex the baby is, even though ultrasounds these days are quite accurate. It was just a funny story.

  2. sagesweetgrass permalink
    August 10, 2011 9:46 pm

    It turned out beautifully!! Do you plan on tucking the hem under? Whatever you decide, it will be prefect for wee one #2!!! Can’t wait to meet her!

    • lolocreatives permalink*
      August 11, 2011 7:06 am

      i don’t plan on tucking it under. even though the pattern calls for it, it also called for a placement of a button hole which would prevent the turning under. and since i like the lace look just as it is, i think it works out nicely. i’m sure new babe will be quite happy in anything mama-made, which is what’s important. – lots and lots of mama-made things. :)

  3. August 12, 2011 10:29 pm

    Very lovely photographs of a cute little sweater!

  4. Aunt Karen permalink
    August 19, 2011 10:22 am

    Lauren, that sweater is absolutely beautiful! Well done!

    • lolocreatives permalink*
      August 19, 2011 2:41 pm

      thank you! it was a pain to knit. so hopefully it will be worn, and won’t cause any nightmares in the process ;)

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