Monday, January 28, 2013

the story of a sweater

The story of my very first crocheted  sweater.

Oh if I still had chubby little babes of my own, you best be certain that I would be cozying them up in handmade sweaters all winter long. There is something about a little babe cuddled up inside of a handmade sweater that makes them {the babe} even more scrumptious, don't you think?

This sweater was made using a pattern from this book. I will say that once I got to the yoke, I was totally lost and had no idea what the pattern was telling me to do. Ugh. I scoured the Internet, watched youtube videos, and looked at other sweater patterns I had in the hopes that the instructions would click. But, hence, they did not.

But this here girl was determined to finish this sweet little sweater for her nephew. Yes, I was! So I totally winged the yoke. I attached the sleeves and decreased the neckline and did the button section totally freeform, all the while saying little prayers that it would turn out in the end and all of my work would not be in vain.

And although there are things that are imperfect, I really do love the way it turned out. And the yarn was wrapped up into this little sweater with much love and care. And I'm still determined to figure out what in the world that pattern was telling me to do. I will figure that out somehow! Because I'd like to make more of these little darlings, and I'm not even sure what I did to finish it since I was winging it the whole way through!

His party was last evening, and I do think he looks quite scrumptious in his new sweater. But, of course, I could always just gobble this little boy up!

Linking up to Daisy Cottage Designs "Off the Hook" Wednesday.


Rachel E. said...

I think it's beautiful. My mom made my youngest a sweater and it didn't turn out too hot, but it was cute none the less.

Unknown said...

Adorable!! Both baby and sweater. :)

Becca said...

Lovely jumper, well done for making it up as you go along. The little man looks quite pleased too

Heather said...

Oh my, Amber, I love it! I'm sort of concerned about how I'm going to dress this baby if it turns out it's a boy! ;-) I'm not into all those kids clothes with the trucks and monsters on them that are so common these days...

I love the classic look of this sweater, I'll have to try this pattern myself.

Sandra said...

What a gorgeous little sweater. I often wish mine were little too so I could crochet them cute stuff.

Love it :)

living from glory to glory said...

Hi Amber, I just had to leave ya a comment cause I believe the prayers and stitches woven together really make the sweater.
I still have the one my Mother knitted for my son who is 34 now. It was really precious! You have amazing talent and also a determination (You Go Girl)
P.S. those patterns might as well be written in chinese as far as I am concerned.
Blessings, Roxy

Pam said...

Oh wow, it looks great. That is so special.