I love knitting, I love the way the stitches look and they way patterns work out. I love picking out the yarn and matching it with a pattern. But the thing about knitting for other people is you never know if they love it. I mean it’s one thing to buy something, give it to someone and have them stick it in the back of the closet and never use it. But it’s another when you put the time and care into something that it takes to make a knitted gift. I’ll be making one more blanket for my other niece, but then I think I might be done giving knitting for gifts, other that to my parents. I know they like and wear what I make for them. In fact my dad requested another hat.
That said I think this will be used. I used a low maintenance yarn that can be washed easily and should create an allergy problems. My niece has a lot of allergies.
Since I haven’t measured how big it is I left Simon in the picture for gauge. Plus he’s such a camera hog it’s hard to get a picture without him. 🙂 the one at the top cracks me up because it looks like he has a HUGE head on a tiny body.
- Cast On: June 2007
- Weaving In: September 2007
- Pattern: My own, there is something to be said for the simplicity of a pattern created with double stranding and a basic checkerboard pattern.
- Needles: Size 11 knit picks option
- Yarn: Caron Simply Soft