Saturday, March 2, 2013

Ghosts of Projects Incomplete

When it comes to knitting and crafting my eyes are bigger than my hands (and my ability level). I have the best intentions of making sweaters for Callah and booties for my friend's baby, a hat for my husband and maybe a scarf for myself, yet amazingly since Callah's birth pretty much nothing has materialized.

I started these booties for a friend's baby born 2 months after Callah.  I ended up sending them some unwrapped clothes I picked up at Target and dropped in a box on my way home.  In my defense we were in the thick of colic season back then.  Perhaps for their next little one?

I was so pleased with this funky color combination and fuzzy yarn I picked up at the end of last summer, it was 80 degrees out and I was sure I would be able to knock out this simple sweater before the first autumn chill.  From the second school started I haven't even touched this project (unless you count getting it out to take this photo and promptly putting it back in the closet).  The good news is, it's a little big and Callah is a little small, so there is hope for next winter.

Here's a link to the pattern for the "Hug Me Pullover" from Stitch Nation--you can see what it should look like here:

I thought I would have photo after photo of unfinished work, but when I combed through my yarn stash, I realized that I haven't even started much this year.  I'm not going to pretend that I'll be able to pick up my knitting needles before spring break, so don't hold your breath on seeing these adorable styles on a little one near you any time soon.


  1. I'm a big fan of starting knitting projects. Not so much with the finishing them. :) At least baby stuff is small and relatively quick. I can knock out a pair of Sarjte's booties for friends' babies before I have time to get bored with them.

  2. I forgot about those booties, they do knit up quickly. I'll have to whip out a pair of those to get my self esteem back up.


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