In case you haven't noticed, I've been perpetually two months behind. This can be a great thing when I spend weeks working on a big project, and in cases like birthdays and Christmas, when I can't post the projects until a later date. In fact, this whole back up is basically because I made so much for Christmas last year that those gifts were still getting posted at the end of February. Right now, though, I'm a little frustrated by it. I might keep the posts at twice a week even after the Sophie's Universe CAL is finished to compensate.
Anyway, back to what I was saying.
Over Christmas, I got some lovely knitting pattern books from the Mister's parents, and one of them happened to be a baby book. At first, Randall and I looked at each other, wondering if this was a hint, but we were quickly assured otherwise, and life as usual resumed.
I ended up knitting a couple things from this book when my co-worker went on maternity leave. Having just returned from STITCHES, where I learned to knit continental (as a result of knitting with one yarn in each hand for my tam), I chose to force myself to knit the whole sweater continental, and the booties as well.
I'm pretty happy with how they turned out, and I now feel reasonably comfortable with continental knitting, which is a plus for sure.
The pattern was extremely confusing and poorly written, though. I had to have some of the Stitchers help me figure it out.
I also used the Debbie Bliss yarn from STITCHES, so no new yarn purchased! Win!
Ravelry Project: Sweater
Ravelry Project: Booties