Friday, September 16, 2011

A sweater for Baby.

I do not knit. That is, I have not been successful with knitting in the past. Crocheting has always come to me very naturally. In fact, I crocheted all the lace on my wedding gown. But knitting has always been hard for me to enjoy with ease.
Silas, on the other hand, is an wonderful knitter. Recently he's been making a habit of knitting more often. This is the scarf he is currently knitting for me.
Inspired by my husband's skill I bought a pair of needles and decided to brush up on my knitting.
This is Gideon's dolly. The dolly's name is "Baby". (I don't believe in naming toys that don't belong to me.)
Gideon loves her.
And loves to give her kisses.
But despite Baby's many charms, Baby needs some clothes.
I decided to knit Baby a sweater. Nothing complicated, just four rectangles pieced together, a front, back and sleeves.
I played around a bit with some simple stitches and this was the result.
I'm pretty happy with it as it actually looks like a sweater!
Gideon was pretty happy about it too.
He gave Baby lots more kisses.
And then got a fit of the giggles.
Oh, my heart!
Now Baby just needs some pants.


  1. Have you ever checked out Ravelry? Also has videos for most any stitch you want to do. Both are great websites.

    Good for you knitting baby a sweater. I have an aversion to naked dolls.

    I have a friend who is an expert knitter and she told me I should learn to knit first because if I learned to crochet first I might not like knitting. Crochet is a bit easier. I really like how knitting looks better though.

    Keep knitting!

  2. I learned to crochet first, and so it was easier to learn to knit because I was used to holding yarn/thread, holding a utensil, and making something all at the same time.
    In the end, however, I like knitting more, except when it comes to thread crochet and lace edgings (but I would still knit a shall over crocheting one).

    Ravelry = AMAZING!

  3. I started out with crochet, and as a result, I hold my yarn "wrong" for knitting...turns out it is a legit way to hold it though. It's called continental. Basically, I have no idea how you're supposed to hold the yarn with your right hand and somehow fling it across the needles in the right direction, so I just hold it in my left hand like I do when crocheting. ;)

    I loved this post though, what with the pictures of Gideon giggling, and then the mental image of Silas knitting. :D That's pretty awesome that you found a husband that knits and will knit you scarves! :)

  4. Oh, my heart, indeed! What a cute baby! I miss you guys!

  5. One word: ADORABLE. With caps on like that.


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