Tiny Pleasures

My favourite part of homeschooling are the tiny moments of learning and wonder that pop up unexpectedly, like finding an inch worm in the back yard.

This one even had the good manners to show up on a day when he matched the yarn on my needles.

Getting the camera out to snap photos of this little green guy inspired me to finally catch up on some knitting photography.

Here’s a little vest I knit up for a friend’s soon-to-be-born baby. I was aiming for a 6-month-old size so it would fit him in the fall (because who would dress a baby in a sweater vest in hot, humid July?), but I’m afraid that I miscalculated and made it too small. This vest will be put in the “mystery recipient” pile and saved for a gifty emergency.

I decided to get serious with my second try, so I found an actual vest pattern the second time around and just modified it to suit my preferences. I wanted to knit most of it in the round, you see. It’s so much easier to do stripes that way. As it was, there were still more ends to sew in than I liked. But I pulled up my big-girl panties and just did it. I also learned a new cast-off technique just in time to make the neck edge super stretchy. That little opening can stretch out to fit two babies inside, if I so desire. I don’t, but it makes me happy to know I could.

I also took some random, vague knitty photos for those frustrating occasions when I need a photo, but don’t have one. You never know when generic knitting photos might come in handy. 😉

My two favourite pleasures: yarn and coffee.

Happy knitting!

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One Comment on “Tiny Pleasures”

  1. June 1, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Vests are so adorable on little ones! Small & practical & not nearly as much finishing as a full sweater 😉

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