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Monday, November 26, 2007

Crochet: Toddler (boy) sweater

My interest, stamina, and thrill in my crochet projects seem to be inversely proportional to the size and complexity of the project. Smaller and easier baby projects get done in frenzied pace, while the others just sit around...

Now, an advice I read about staying organized recommended not starting a new project until the old one is finished and put away. Ha! If I followed that, I wouldn't have gotten past my first learning project :)

I have about 3 afghan projects of varying sizes, all stuck in various states of progress. Am not sure when I will complete them. Crocheting baby stuff has always been my favorite - they get done fast, and usually just imagining the wee ones wrapped in something handmade is motivation enough for me to finish it as quickly as I can...

I have knitted on and off, but, to-date crochet seems to be my favorite - it flows easily, comes more naturally, and most of all, it relaxes me!

Anyway, enough of the rambling... over the last several weeks - say from early October, I have been crocheting one small project after another. Usually, since D is home late at least 3 times a week (mostly close to 10 p.m), I get my baby in bed by 8 p.m and from 8-9 or so at nights I work on my crochet stuff... plus, weekends, if the little one manages to keep herself busy, I make some progress as well. Since I find it relaxing and am not too keen on finishing by any deadline, they seem to get done somehow, a few rows at a time...

The toddler sweater here is for my little nephew who is about 18 months old. I just eyeballed and made it a little larger for my 2½ year old, so am fairly confident this will fit my nephew easily with room to spare - plus, he can grow into it. It feels like such a wasted effort if I make sweaters the right size 'coz after a few months of wear, children outgrow it!

The pattern is based on Caron's Tweed Baby Jacket. I would have liked to add pockets... maybe for the next one.

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Blogger Rama said...

What a darling little creation!

4:49 PM  

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