Here Comes The Knit (and Crochet) Parade!
I'm still chugging away on the test knit. But the test knit is colorwork, and as I'm a relative colorwork newb, I like to have a few hours of time to work on it at once. With Moochman being his moochie self, it's hard to find a few hours to do this.
But that's not to stop the handknits/crochets at our house.
You've already seen the lovely baby papoose that Christina made him.
You've also seen the Candy Cane Blanket that Chris crocheted him.
She let me pick out the pattern on that one--I'm a sucker for the Christmas-y colors. I know some people feel jacked having a birthday near Christmas but I think it's pretty damn cool that both my boys get their birthdays right around Thanksgiving and Christmas.
And I'm not sure if I posted this one or not, but I also like to tote him around the house (it's a bit colder in the living room--yes, we've turned the heat on! The bill is going to be horrendous!) in a blanket that Jo crocheted him.
He's subsequently spit up on this one and it's in the laundry--hooray for acrylic. Seriously people, there's nothing better for a baby!
I decided today to stick him in a sweater that Poops knit him.
See! He really is awake sometimes!!!
It's a baby Yoda sweater and quite cute on him if I say so myself.
There are other handknits awaiting him--but right now he's too small to wear many of them. Soon though!
I've been inspired by the aforementioned Christina and her forays into knitting. I figured I'd try picking up my crochet hook and dinking around.
Like I said on her blog--when I first started to knit, my first projects were just me dicking around. I didn't follow any patterns, I just kinda knit stuff. Granted, it was weird and useless and very garter stitchy boxy stuff!!
The same holds true for my early forays into crocheting.
It's a funky doily, ruffly, useless thingy!
I guess it could double as an embarrassing baby hat.
"Good Lord woman! Get that camera away from me! And get this thing off my head!"
I find it's much easier to crochet when one hand is rendered somewhat useless when you've got a mooch who is hellbent on snuggling instead of sleeping than it is to knit which takes two active hands.
*I'm thinking of ditching the blog-name "Jersey Boy" since I've taken to calling the latest addition Moochman/Moochie. Because he's well, kind of a mooch--always wanting food and diaper changes and snuggles. Jeepers, you'd think he was a baby or something! I'm finding kids are kind of like pets when it comes to blog names--they name themselves.