I'm joining in Ginny's Yarn Along this week.
What is it about baby knits that is so satisfying and fun to make? I'm loving this adorable baby cardigan that I cast on over the weekend. I'm ashamed to say that the friend who I'm knitting this for had her baby in late winter and I'm only just now getting around to making something for the little guy.
I'm a huge fan of raglan, top-down, and seamless patterns so when I came across the Little Coffee Bean Cardigan, I knew right away that this was the one! I'm being faithful to my stash and cast on some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in the burgundy colorway and Cascade 220 in camel.
I'm so happy with how the cardigan is turning out so far and the constrasting stripes are fun to knit. I'm a little nervous in that I only have a little of the camel yarn left (I'm sure you've noticed that the bottom rib and front button band is in burgundy rather than camel) so I might have to knit the bottom portion of both sleeves in solid burgundy. I just hope that the cardigan won't look bizarre if I have to do that!
I plan to begin the sleeves tonight so time will tell.
What am I reading this week? I just started Dave Eggers' new novel, A Hologram for the King. I've never read Eggers before and with so many wonderful reviews about his writing, I'm excited to dive into his newest work.