Wednesday, June 19, 2013

"Babies are such a nice way to start people." ~ Don Herrold

I have mentioned before that I have been knitting up baby sweaters as many of my friends become first-time grandparents.  I have been fairly consistently using the same pattern, Cute As One Button.  It is not complicated and is a good social knit.  And social knitting is exactly what I was doing the other evening with my group of knitting friends.  

The yarn that I'm using is one that I have used before, Plymouth Encore Colorspun, and is from the stash that I picked up while in Florida. This yarn is 25% wool and 75% acrylic, which means that it can go right in the washer and dryer - how I prefer to have baby sweaters.  It knits up really nicely and has a nice, even lay to it.

Anyhow, I'm knitting away the other night, and chatting away as well.  I made significant progress in a short bit of time and put the cardigan down to take a good look.  Suddenly I exclaimed, 

       "These colors look like camouflage - camouflage!  Is it ok for a baby's sweater to look like camouflage?"



Conversation ensued with mostly affirmative responses, and I came to the conclusion that, since this little boy's grandfather is an avid outdoorsman and hunter, yes - having a camo-cardigan is going to be ok.  So Ken, this cardigan is as much for you as it will be for your new grandson!

8 comments:

  1. The sweater is so very cute..... Your favorite things have become my favorite things.
    Smiles, Dottie

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  2. Adorable little cardigan! I love the cameo shades!

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  3. I love these colors. Perfect for a baby boy!

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    1. Thank you Carolyn! It just struck me suddenly how much it looked like camo - but the soon-to-be grandparents love it!

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  4. How sweet is that. I am sure those moms are over the moon with those cute sweaters xox Clarice

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  5. You always knit such adorable baby sweaters, choosing gorgeous colors that work so well with each pattern. You're inspiring me to cast on and have a few on hand when the occasion arises!

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