Cromwell Pullover

I don’t know if I have mentioned I took a sweater knitting class at my local yarn store…

I avoided sweaters for years because I thought it was just for advanced knitters. Definitely not the case! In fact, I plan to have the people I’ve been teaching to knit to do a sweater in the first six months of leaning. Here’s my sweater almost finished. It’s been a journey. High point: realizing this is doable and not too difficult. Low point: it’s not as loose and baggy as I was hoping. Definitely should have done the size medium instead of small and just adjust the sleeves to be smaller, but I didn’t. It’s okay. Still fits great and will fit even better when I’m done nursing! 🙌🏼

Yarn: Blue Sky Fibers Woolstok

Needles: US 8

Shale Baby Blanket

Knitting is synonymous with giving.

It’s one of the reasons I wanted to learn how to knit – so I could hand make gifts for people I love. I have knit two other baby blankets and each one took so. much. time. I am urgent by nature so detailed, large projects aren’t really my thing. However, when a special baby is on the way, a little hat and blanket seem like the right gifts to give.

The Shale Baby Blanket pattern is from Brooklyn Tweed.

I recently got to enjoy knitting off of a dock over our local river on a sunny day. Trying to soak up all the remaining days of summer!

Project Details: I’m using a worsted weight washable yarn (Berocco Vintage, dove) with size 8 US needles. There is a three stitch garter border and a beautiful scalloped wave to the bottom edges of the blanket with a 20 stitch repeat. I’m about a quarter of the way done and the baby’s due date is December 18th so I feel like I’m making good timing. I would definitely recommend this pattern to anyone looking for a lace blanket that is somewhat challenging at first, then easy to memorize and flow while watching Netflix or listening to Audible 🙂   …some of my favorite ways to unwind after a long day.