I've mentioned before my affinity for knitting small things. To begin with, the scale is nothing short of adorable. And little projects are finished quickly. There's no time for me to get distracted. And since the time investment isn't a big one, I can plow through confusion or frustration or technical challenges because the prospect of starting over isn't really that terrifying. And besides, things usually work out in the end.
The sweater is the Baby Bolero from Leigh Radford's One Skein. I've had the pattern--and the yarn--stashed away for awhile. This is actually the second time I've made this sweater, and to be honest, I think it came out much better this time around. The pattern calls for a lot of picking up stitches and sewing seams--two things that I am not incredibly good at. I'd like to think I'm improving, though; maybe the practice is paying off.
Now that the project is off the needles, lightly blocked, and dry, I guess it's time to pack it up and put it away. I'm not sure what I'm saving it for. I've tried to resist the idea that I'm knitting for some imaginary baby in our future. It seems better to keep my options open. It would make a great gift, for instance, for someone else down the line.
I still really want to keep it.
I'll be finishing up a few other small things in the next few days. Maybe I'll have some photos to share later in the week...