Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hanging in There

It's been a while since I've posted, I know. We haven't been terribly busy, but at the same time we've been slogging through a lot of troubles. It's amazing how trials and tribulations can bog one down so that days pass by unmarked as one tries to simply get by.

Have no fear. Life may be tramping right over my head right now, but if I stay right in this moment, I find that it is exactly what I can handle.

And this moment brings knitted victory. Well, maybe not victory, but at least satisfaction. So I will dwell on that.

This is a baby/toddler vest (because Henry is now toddling). I used a free pattern from Crystal Palace. I like the style, though check my project notes on Ravelry if you are considering making it yourself. I used ONE SKEIN of Encore Colorspun yarn (just over $6--I am thrifty). I modified the ribbing around the arms to a rolled edge to make this work out. It fits him well. I'm not usually a fan of acrylic (it usually feels like plastic and I don't care for the static electricity it generates), but I really like Encore for kids' clothes. It washes up well and it seems to like the dryer, too. It feels soft and fluffy.

I used random brown buttons from my mom's button bin. They don't match, but it doesn't matter to me since this is a casual, every day vest. One could even say the buttons add a funky, eclectic feel to the vest, but I won't since I'm really not that hip. Neither is Henry. Adorable, but not hip.

I love those green eyes!


scmom (Barbara) said...

He looks very toasty. And chubby. And cute.

Rainy Daisy said...

I love his face in the first picture! I'm sure he'll adjust to the knitting photo shoots soon enough ;)


Bethany from Confessions of an Organized Homeschool Mom said...

Henry is adorable! And, I love that little vest he's wearing. Both of my grandmothers & my mother knitted, but I was never able to pick it up, although I do a variety of other handcrafts. Thanks for stopping by my blog & commenting. I loved the analogy of knitting to organizing! Don't think that I always follow my own advice, either (wink).

Mary said...

That sweater is ADPRABLE!! Henry looks so cute and BIG!!!