Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Deadlines


My closest cousin has a new baby granddaughter - her first and while I knit her one sweater - I really wanted to do more. So, following the same pattern as the first one, but with a smaller needle - I did this one in a pale-y pinkish color. Looking at it in the photo, I might just go back and rip out that bottom edge of stockinette stitch - I like it better with a garter stitch edge - what do you think?


I love the little fishie buttons but you know me and fish.....




And then this one - in a purple-y wool. The pattern called for it to be open in front, and I know that's usually better for babies, but I liked the closed look.
I've been on a deadline with these cause I am also making a quilt for a friends baby and all have to be done by the end of the month - actually the week before. So I had one and 1/2 week to finish these two sweaters, and finish the quilt. I might just make it. But this obsession is why no Animal Wednesday this week, no dinner made in this house for the past few nights and no laundry either. Too bad...sweaters are more fun!

Happy Sweater Wednesday!

12 comments:

Lori ann said...

Adorable!! beautiful job mim,i love them both. will you share the purple sweater pattern??

kj said...

Aww Mim....

Love
kj

Annie said...

Mim they are darling. xoxo

Lynn said...

I love your priorities. Given the time crunch I would not bother taking out the bottom of the pink sweater. It's cute as it is. and yes the fish are so you...
Purple looks warm for winter!
Way to go Mim. can't wait to see the quilt too.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This baby will be stylin' this winter. I like the way the sweater looks as is. I don't think you need to rip out the bottom. I love the little fishy buttons. It adds lots of personality to the sweather. I don't blame you for not cooking etc. I bet you didn't go hungry. Henry won't mind missing an AW. He doesn't like to have his picture taken anyway.

yoborobo said...

They are both so sweet - I am in LOVE with the purple one. I think they are both perfect as is! xo Pam

sukipoet said...

dont take anything out. these are just precious and gorgeous. you are so talented. hey, housework can always wait, and it will. do what's fun. i cant wait till i can knit a sweater. right now i am still struggling with increase, decrease, stockingette stitch etc. all i can really do is the knit stitch.

ArtistUnplugged said...

Absolutely beautiful sweaters!!!! Such pieces to become beloved keepsakes too. Can't say that I would change a thing.

Robyn said...

beautiful beautiful... love them just the way they are. Clever!

studio lolo said...

beauties, both. Leave em' alone!

How do you find the time?? sheesh.

soulbrush said...

aaaw they are totally awesome, congrats and keep knitting...aaaaw!

Katiejane said...

Wow, you crank these out fast and they look so good! I really love the purple one, that's my color. Beautiful!