Because it's the day of the big race....I'm making an effort to get this posted! I have been a bad blogger for quite awhile (this is Lolly, by the way) even though I've been knitting more than ever! After all, there's been Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's, Easter, arrivals of new babies.... one has to prioritize their knit-worthy occasions, that's for sure.
So...here's my story.
So...here's my story.
Waaaay back, toward the end of last summer, a friend at work was pregnant with her second child. Being her second, she and her husband decided to NOT find out whether the baby was a boy or girl. So, I made her a couple of receiving blankets which I managed to finish for the shower (but did not manage to take pictures.) The baby sweater? No such luck.
For some reason, I got creative (it's happening more these days, in my old age. :) AND the LYS was having a class on steeking a sweater....
Of course, I could have steeked a plain, simple little sweater. But my co-worker and her husband are race fans and I knew them to actually have gone to the Indy 500 several years back. So I got the bright idea of knitting little race cars...
That's right, those red things are race cars.
The bigger ones on bottom have a number 1 on their side. I know I could have made them look more identifiable by using more colors, so I could outline the wheels, etc. Yeah, maybe on Race Day sweater, version 2... (Don't hold your breath.)
Actually, this was very fun. I loved the challenge and I loved making up my patterns as I went. Some turned out looking like flowers, which is nice because my friend had a baby girl. No, that's not her in these pictures. The pictures are my great nephew, Logan. Before I had totally finished the sweater (notice the lack of buttons) he was around for me to try it on. He is a BIG four-month-old in these pictures; so the tiny little girl of my co-worker should be able to wear the sweater this fall, when she's almost one year old.
Logan's mom really wanted to keep this sweater; but the name on the back meant it was destined for another baby.
I used Elsebeth Lavold Silky Wool and still have plenty to make another sweater; so Logan may possibly get his own later this year. Or next year. I make no promises.