Talking about promises: I did promise to post about the little baby jumper I had finished, so here it is.
Another thing is that it is a pretty thick, warm and cosy sweater. Very soft as well. A real winter sweater. And my baby is due in July. You catch my drift? So if I give birth to a giant as well, this sweater will only fit in August. And we all know how that’s mid winter in the northern hemisphere, don’t we?
So, I’ve made up my mind that there will be a lot of grocery shopping at Colruyt. Colruyt is a supermarket chain here with (and here comes the key ingredient for this sweater) a walk-through fridge section. Ideal temperature for a chilly winter’s day!
I’m also going to find out which places here in Ghent have the coldest airco. I will use this sweater, no matter what!
What I liked
- Baby knitting goes really fast. I could finish one piece in one evening’s time. Quite a difference with the Biker boy cardigan I made for my hubby!
- This chunky yarn is so fluffy that it’s hard to spot any mistakes in your work. Big thumbs up for that!
What I altered
- Yarn: I used Phildar neige instead of Berroco plush. I still had a whole stash of that lying around. I once bought it to make a cat blanket out of it, and apparently I made a slight calculation mistake. I would show a picture of the blanket, but the cats love it, and it shows. I just hope this doesn’t mean I made the wrong choice and that they’ll be using the baby as a blanket as well.
- Not done so (yet), but I think this would actually work better if it was a cardigan. It’s easier to get a newborn in a cardigan than in a sweater. And then the word “giletti” would make a lot more sense. Maybe I’ll try to make a cardigan out of it eventually. In a bigger size.