Knitting for Fall
Dear Baby Roo,
A couple of years ago, our old neighbor ladies decided to have a monthly get-together to visit and do needlework, etc. They are the same neighbors who got me started with quilting. At the first get-together, I brought some yarn and they showed me how to cast on and do a knit stitch, but they couldn’t remember anything else about knitting.
Since then, a couple of easy scarves and hats have been made and some baby cocoons for your newborn pictures, but that has been about it because as a beginner, it takes a lot of concentration and time for me to figure out how to do it and it just seems kind of hard compared to sewing and quilting.
A couple of months ago, there was an article about a yarn shop in Tuscaloosa called Serendipity Needleworks. They had hand-dyed wool called Crimson Pride that were perfected for an Alabama fan. The yarn is Lorna’s Lace Shepard Bulky wool. I can not remember where I got the cardigan pattern and unfortunately, the pattern designer didn’t put their name on the instructions, so I can’t give credit.
The pattern called for a hood, but I didn’t have quite enough yarn, so I just bound off the collar and finished it with a row of single crochet in grey. Things to be worked on for future knitting projects are how to join the seams better and how to install a zipper better. It was hard to find such a small separating zipper, also.
The sweater has a “loving hands at home” look due to my lack of knitting skill, but the wool is very soft and warm feeling and should keep you toasty all the way to the BCS Championship!
I love you Baby Roo!