Sunday, February 11, 2007

Greetings

Hi all! I think this just has to be the cutest KAL ever. I'm Jean. I don't have any children of my own (yet), but I do have nephews and friends with babies. I love knitting baby sweaters. They are such adorable and satisfying projects. It's really nice to meet all of you. Let's get to the fun.

I made the Pea Pod Baby Set in green last month for a friend's baby daughter.


I loved this pattern so much I'm making it again. This time in blue for a newborn boy who lives on my street. His parents are pretty great, too.

Before I could start, I had to decide which yarn to use.

But now I'm off and running with Paton's Supersoft.


I've got these adorable little red car buttons. I saw a tip on Knitty Gritty on how to attach the buttons while you're knitting so you don't have to sew them on later. Well, anything to get out of sewing buttons sounds good to me. It's working out really well. If you want to see what I'm doing, I've gone into more detail on my blog.

Until next time, happy knitting!

5 comments:

Nicole said...

FUN!!! I have a neice due in June...i am making her the anouk, but seeing your pea pod set with pink buttons has inspired me....plus that washable pattons yarn sounds like a nice option.

BTW I LOVE the red sweater on your blog. You designed that?? WOW! I want one!!

Valerie said...

Yes! We are all about CUTE here. And your Pea Pods are the cutest ever! I'm so glad to see your green one--it is inspiring me to just get going already.

Marly said...

Cool, Nice to have you.

marly
www.knitthing.blogspot.com
www.knitthing.mypodcast.com

Kim said...

Ooh, Jean! I love the green with the pink buttons!! I may have to be making that! :):):)

Kristen said...

Jean,

It's so nice to have you join and see the first finished work! I love the button trick. I have a friend who just beaded a bag like this...she used little tiny beads and the plys of yarn kept separating. I wouldn't have had the patience! But for a few buttons, it would be well worth not sewing them on!