Thursday

Knitting for the little's......


I think my #1 craft is knitting.  As most of you know I just flitter from one thing to another trying to get my home just so and then doing for family and when a small child needs a sweater then I'm the first to make one.  I love knitting because it's one of the things I can do while sitting.  My hands hate to not be busy.  This little sweater is a 3 to 6 month size and my new little grandson will be the owner once I get it in the mail..   Notice the letter 'H' on the front.   
That's for 'Henry'!




 Once I had all the pieces knitted and stitched together I simply weaved all the threads into the wrong side of the garment. 


 Looking at the finished sweater I saw 'It needed some color and two little white buttons.  JoAnns had such sweet little patches for babies clothing and I chose a happy little green turtle.   A few hand stitches to secure it near the bottom of the letter 'H'... then the 'piece de resistance', well you know, 
"Grandma Loves Me"  
For some reason I use that saying on everything I make for the grandkids.



Today started out rainy and chilly but the sun came out in the early afternoon so I went out and did a bit of gardening.  Our temps for the next few days will be in the upper 70's and I'll be doing yard work for the weekend.
Everyone get out in the sunshine if you so happen to get it and enjoy the warm feeling in your bones!

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12 comments:

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

That sweater is just the cutest thing! I love the tag you used too!

Pondside said...

I like that little sweater, Sandy. Could you share the pattern? This making everything X three will keep me knitting up to the last minute.

The Vintage Chateau said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and sharing your story about your linen garage sale score. Lucky you!
That is a gorgeous little sweater for your new grandbaby, fun to monogram it!
Karee

MaytagNMom said...

I should say Grandma Loves the baby- goodness sakes, the sweater is adorable! Lovin' the turtle on there too.

Thank you for sharing with the rest of us! Always great to see creative minds at work. :)

Visiting from Catch As Catch Can @ My Repurposed Life linky party
Smiles,
Suz @MaytagNMom
NW Illinois
Link To My Party Project This Week

Marti said...

So cute! I've never tried to knit, mainly because I don't think I could ever make anything that adorable.

Pondside said...

Thanks Sandy! I joined the site and have already downloaded the pattern. Can't wait to start it.

Anonymous said...

You finished the sweater quickly!! Nice going and cute touches Sis!!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Oh, Sandy, I wish I could knit! What a darling sweater for a your adorable grandson. I'm sure his Maother will be thrilled to receive it.

Karen Bates said...

What an adorable sweater! I just spent an hour reading your blog...so fun...I am a new follower!

EG CameraGirl said...

Lucky, lucky grandson! I hope someone takes a photo of him wearing it so he'll appreciate it when he's a grown man. But I'm sure his mom and dad will appreciate it NOW.

Karen said...

Sandy, that sweater is just precious. I have never been able to knit and it fascinates me no end how you can figure out when to put sleeves in and designs, etc. You are so talented, dear lady!

W. Latane Barton said...

Henry is just gonna love this sweater! Have a happy Easter.