I have however started another project. I am knitting a jumper for my little boy. Samuel has become a lot more mobile over the past few weeks and I can no longer have all my stitching stuff out to just add a few stitches whenever I get a minute as of course he thinks mummy and daddy's toys (i.e. cross stitching, TV remotes, PS3 controllers etc) are much more exciting toys than his own. So I thought at least with the knitting I can pull it out and put it away again a lot more easily then my stitching.
So this is the jumper I am knitting for him.
The pattern calls for Baby Cashmere Merino Silk 4 ply but as this was £4.70 for a 50g ball and I could get a 100g ball of ordinary 4 ply for £4.20 I decided my budget could only stretch to the ordinary 4 ply. I decided to go for a beige colour as he has so many blue tops already and I wanted something different for a change. I had done about 12 rows of the back and then discovered I had done half of the rows using one size of pattern and half of the rows using a bigger size so my pattern wasn't lined up at all so I've had to unpick it and will be starting it again.
I have done some knitting over the years and have made a cardigan for myself in the past but my mum has always had to sew it up into a finished article for me. With this jumper I want to do it all myself and then maybe move onto making myself another cardigan at some point in the future. I also hope to make some baby blankets for the charity SANDS they are very simple blankets and I hope to be able to do some knitting in the car to and from work every morning and evening as I feel this is a wasted part of my day.
Anyway I hope all my cross stitching friends don't mind me adding a bit of knitting to my blog.