My mother and grandmother taught me how to knit as a child but I never have the patience for it. I liked sewing as it gave me quick results and I could easily make something in one day.
Until I moved to Boston, I had only ever knitted squares which I had put together to make simple pouches.
Now that I’m in Boston, I have joined many different groups and one of them is a knitting group! After the first meeting, I was so psyched by everyone else’s projects that I went and bought a lot of yarn along with a great pattern book – Vintage Knits for Modern Babies (Hadley Fierlinger). The patterns are marked with the level of the projects and so far, I have managed to make a bonnet and matching mittens, which I will post photos of later on.
The next project is one that my sister started and gave on to me. In a way, it was good that she just handed it over to me and told me how to continue until she could send me the pattern. If I had seen the description from the beginning, I think I would have been too terrified to even try it.
It has been hard work and I have undone a couple of things on it – one sleeve became large and mushroom-looking whilst the body looked way too long for a small baby.
The only work I have left on this cardigan is a button cord on both sides of the opening and then I will be able to wash & block it before sewing on some buttons (I have some colourful ones in mind).
I sure have learned a lot when knitting this cardigan and this is how it looks so far!