by exercisebeforeknitting

Hey, picture uploads to Blogger worked! Finally, some COLOR on my blog! I’ve been working on two new baby sweaters. The first one is ANOTHER baby tank, only this time I’ve used six colors instead of two. I didn’t really intend to make this but I have a billion itty bitty balls of KP Shine kicking around the bottom of my knitting bag so this is an attempt to clean up! I think it looks pretty good. We’ll see how it looks once I put the trim on. I’m a little skeptical of how a turquoise trim will look with the light blue top. Then again, *I* don’t have to wear it! No baby will care if the blues don’t look perfectly matched.

The second little sweater is actually a project that two other women from my knitting group are working on. They saw a pattern in my Phildar Layette magazine that they liked and wanted to knit it. I’m helping out with the French knitting vocabulary so I thought I’d make the sweater so they’d have a model to look at. I used Lion Brand Cotton-Ease. I’ve clearly not woven in the ends. I also need to make a button hole at the back neck. While I like the look of the openwork pattern, I didn’t particularly find this pattern very enjoyable. Perhaps because I made the 3 mos. size, I felt like I always had to have the pattern on me, since there were lots of changes in the pattern once I reached the openwork.

Finally, I thought I’d upload a couple of dog pictures. I figure that if my baby knit tank tops are boring you, the pups might jazz up the blog. It’s really cold today so Jacques and Petunia are forced to sleep next to each other on the couch to stay warm. Jacques, the black dog, doesn’t have much hair so he shivers when the temperature drops below 70 dregrees.

The second picture is from earlier this weekend. I took it because I thought Jacques was starting to look way too comfortable on the furniture. Check out the leg. *sigh*