I seem to be a bit back-to-front with my knitting updates. I was sure I had posted this post but it appears that I definitely haven’t. So here it is….a post for which the photos were uploaded in November, I think.
As you’ll probably know by now knitting is a bit of a battle for me although I am a little more confident since making this little Pebble Vest for Katie (and having subsequently finished this cowl and this snake). I’m at the stage where every more or less successful finish is a Big Thing. Katie’s woolly vest, small as it is, was definitely a Big Thing. She couldn’t care less what she wears* so I have no idea whether she likes it but I assume it is comfortable and it certainly keeps her podgy** little tummy warm and her arms free for lots of busyness.
The Pebble Vest is a free pattern and I’d definitely recommend it to fellow shaky knitters and, since it makes such a great wee top, I’m sure it would be fun for proper knitters too.
You might notice that I haven’t sewn all the toggle buttons on with the same coloured wool. That wasn’t intentional, I used all my remaining green wool sewing them on initially – and apparently not very well – and then when some came loose I used blue wool which I had handy. Very shoddy but better than nothing, I thought, although not better than changing them all to blue. And, yes, they are still a mix of blue and green. That’s coz I really don’t like sewing on buttons………..it is almost as bad as ironing, or maybe even as bad as sewing on cubs and judo badges. Does anyone else dislike perfectly simple tasks like sewing on badges? I do hope I’m not the only one. And, just for the record, if the top had been for a non-family member it would have had properly sewn on buttons first time round…..it is only my poor family who has to put up with me trying to cut corners.
** Now that she has reached the vast old age of 19 months her tummy is a little more svelte compared to the 14 months or so she was in these photos.