As the world is seeing one baby after another being born, I have gotten seriously behind on my gift making list. Many a present was sown, but at the moment I feel I need to rest in the evenings, so more time in my studio, even though it would be passed with the sewing machine and fabric and not the computer, wasn't really an option.
As the last beautiful days of autumn, the days that still feel almost like the end of summer, pass, knitting feels so natural. You can take it outside and back inside in the evening, after a day of basking in the last warm rays of sun.
Can you see how tiny these are ? I'm always amazed someone actually has feet this small, and be it just for such a short time (yarn: Hazel knits).
Socks alone seem like a very small gift for such a great achievement as a perfect baby, though, so I started making the baby sweater from 'Last minute knitted gifts'.
...Fervently hoping I'll get the instructions right. Because I have never knit anything from written instructions (and surely not in English) before. Oh yes. Did I mention I haven't knit a sweater before, either ?
Until now it feels right. But until now I haven't gotten to the point where arms and a yoke will need to be put in. ...I'll just worry about that later. Has anyone of you knit this before ? Just in case I need to ask some questions (haha, just in case. I really mean: For when the knitting world breaks down and I'll need to ask a hundred questions).
It actually felt so right I had to make a deal today: For half an hour of concentrated computer work I got to do two rows of knitting.
Not because I feared I wouldn't get the sweater done soon enough, but because I was afraid I wouldn't get any other work done today.
ps: Never should I have linked to HazelKnits. Never ever, or just with my eyes closed.