I discovered over the Christmas holidays that my elder brother is going to be a grandfather this spring. Well, technically he is going to be a step-grandfather since it is his step-son and wife that will be the parents. But in my world, a step- anything is as good as real. So in honour of the wonderful event, I decided to make a little baby set for the new baby.
I pulled out my Fall 1978 issue of McCall's Needlework & Crafts, my needles and my stash of baby yarn, and cast on. Now, I admit that this is a very old book, and many folks would've insisted that it be cast aside as part of a general de-stashing exercise at some point in time. I, however, have held on tightly to it. Why? Well, I think this little baby set is one of the finest ever designed. What do you think?
Also, I've made four or five of them, I figured the pattern would be easy to reburn into my brain.
Nope. I can't tell you how many times I've ripped and reknit, ripped and reknit. And having viewed Stephanie's efforts at laddering, I even thought of doing that. But in LACE knitting? Not a chance. So I ripped and reknit yet again.
Today I am proud to say that I am finished with the body and am casting on for the cute little sleeves. Almost there.
Speaking of Stephanie -- have you SEEN what she posted about today?! I can't believe my eyes. She threw down the knitting needles -- er -- gauntlet and created a new Olympic sport -- KNITTING!
I don't know about any one else, but there is not one single competitive bone in my body. Nope. Not a one.
They're ALL competitive. And every bone in my body is saying "YES! I CAN DO THIS!!"
I am committed to learning entrelac and making myself a sweater with this technique. I remember seeing a sweet little top ... now to remember where I saw it. If anyone has any ideas, I'm open to suggestions. Oh my gosh. What have I done?!
Oh yes -- my young son in Mexico has started a blog of his own to relate his adventures. It is located here: http://taoso.blogspot.com/