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WildMountainHoney
10-11-2007, 10:27 PM
My adaptation of the very easy baby sweater, done in Lion Brand Cotton (a blue ombre) and my son can wear it!! :woot:

Here it is, fresh off the needles, before I stitched under the arms shut:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2411/1548168284_397d8e29a2.jpg

And, with a messy-face baby wearing it:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2093/1548168288_7277c7ca64.jpg

Knitting_Guy
10-11-2007, 10:30 PM
Wow! Great job! It looks perfect.

suzeeq
10-11-2007, 10:31 PM
And now people know why you should knit kid's sweater's out of washable yarn!

Looks really good Melinda!

WildMountainHoney
10-11-2007, 10:52 PM
:muah: THank you, thank you!

Yes, my knitting for the kids MUST all be washable. This cotton is good, but I think I'm going to invest in some mercerized (that shiny stuff) because it wears a bit better (I'm afraid if the dishcloth/swatch I did in this is any indication, it will fade fast).

I'm a knitter now! :cheering::happydance:

Tutu Carol
10-11-2007, 10:52 PM
Yea for you !!!!! Fantastic !!!!

Itsabtme
10-11-2007, 10:56 PM
Awesome job:thumbsup: And isn't he a sweetie!!

callmesusan
10-11-2007, 11:04 PM
Way to go!! :yay: It's adorable and so is the boy! :mmm:

knit_me_a_sweater
10-11-2007, 11:05 PM
Nice work!!! I love the blue and the model is adorable! I still haven't mustered up the strength to knit a sweater (hence, my name...lol).

dustinac
10-11-2007, 11:48 PM
aww he is to cute!! Great job on the sweater!! :happydance:

slightly addicted to yarn
10-12-2007, 12:33 AM
Very sweet sweater and toddler! Well done for managing to knit a sweater and look after a v.little person!:cheering:

Debkcs
10-12-2007, 12:54 AM
What a cute sweater. I have to tell you, I am real partial to little boys, mine is 28 now, I miss the days when he was the age of your little one.

hob
10-12-2007, 12:56 AM
aww thats so cute the jumper and the kid.

dmknits
10-12-2007, 01:18 AM
He's a cute little guy! Great job on the sweater. :yay:

Jan in CA
10-12-2007, 01:30 AM
Excellent! He's a cutie pie!

Dangles
10-12-2007, 03:17 AM
Wow, great job on the sweater!

nonny2t
10-12-2007, 06:20 AM
Very nice and the baby is cute!

Ronda
10-12-2007, 07:02 AM
I love it!

Cute little guy. I love his foot!

Slim
10-12-2007, 07:19 AM
Too cute! Love the colors, and what a great pattern! Your little boy is precious.

knitgal
10-12-2007, 08:49 AM
That looks like a great pattern, not too much seaming! What a handsome little model wearing it too!

Sheridan
10-12-2007, 09:25 AM
Great job mummy!! Isn't it a great feeling? I love knitting for my little bloke (14 months)

rorygilmore
10-12-2007, 09:26 AM
Looks great! I've been knitting for 2 yrs now, and the only thing i've knit my son so far is a bib!

WildMountainHoney
10-12-2007, 09:33 AM
:muah: Thanks again all!

Yes, I think this was the BEST pattern for a first sweater :knitting: Knit one arm, cast on for the body on the next 2 rows, knit to the neck, split, knit from 2 different balls so you knit the body all at once, then cast back on to join the neck (getting this nice and tight was the hardest part, imo) then knit, bind off over 2 rows to get back to just sleeve, and before you know it, you're done! This (http://margarethubertoriginals.com/CHILDTAN.html) is the pattern I loosely followed (except I was using worsted cotton, and size 6 needles). Only 2 seams is awesome! I bought the yarn Monday afternoon, finished Thursday night - somehow I doubt my next sweater will go so quickly :p

CindyS
10-12-2007, 09:37 AM
How adorable! Congratulations!

Quiltlady
10-12-2007, 09:54 AM
Congratulations!!!! You did a great job of it.:woot:

I felt the same way once I moved on from knitting easy scarves. What are you going to knit next?

WildMountainHoney
10-12-2007, 10:09 AM
Next? Well, first I have some hats I want to move on - first will be urchin from knitty. Then, my crazy husband had a great rasta hat that shrunk when he washed it, and he wants me to knit another. I really want to learn stranded color work, so I think that hat will take awhile - I have some funky fair isle swirly-spirals (sorry, don't remember the real name!) that I think will look cool in his red/yellow/green/black rolled brim hat - or at least I hope so, but I need to finish picking/buying yarn for that first (cotton, mercerized cotton? Not wool, he runs hot already)

After those, I want to knit dd a sweater (she really likes BriarRose on knitty) and my oldest ds. And ME! I want to knit something for ME! We're going camping next week and I'm thinking I should just go to get some washable acrylic so I can make a lapghan while we're there - camping now just seems the perfect time to knit something heavy.

astonh
10-12-2007, 10:29 AM
I'm a knitter now! :cheering::happydance:


Hee hee... you were a "knitter", IMO, the moment you CO. Congrats on that great sweater! You did a beautiful job AND have motivated me to TRY and at least finish ONE thing this month (although i can't promise I won't end up casting on something new in the meantime... I'm becoming the QUEEN of UFOs).

ah
10-12-2007, 10:43 PM
Great job!

grandmaknit
10-20-2007, 01:32 PM
Your sweater is beautiful and for a beginner. You did a great job! What pattern did you use? I would like to try one for my grandson. Thanks, Grandmaknit

Suziblues
10-20-2007, 02:34 PM
What a little CUTIE! And, nice job on the sweater :thumbsup:.

sue

Braden
10-20-2007, 03:12 PM
IT looks great!