Monday, November 02, 2015

Life is grand.

It is very difficult for me to believe that some of the friends that I went to college with now have GRANDchildren.  You know how your brain feels when you try to wrap it around a concept and it just keeps going round-and-round because it can't fully accept it?  Yeah.

I think it's because I still think of us as those 20-something-year-olds we were back then.  We are now awesome 40-something-year-olds, but since many of the memories I have of them were made while we were in our twenties (I haven't seen many since then), my brain is trying to make the adjustment. 

I am saying all of this because I am making a baby sweater for one of my "Grandma Homies".  How could I say, "No", when, after requesting a baby sweater, she promised she'd brag about my knitting skills to her friends?  The pattern that I chose to make is "Trellis" from

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I'm knitting this in the 6 month size and my goal is to finish this quickly.  I have completed the back and left front, and I'm almost done with the right front.  I think I might work the sleeves two-at-a-time to make this go quicker.  This is the second time I've knit this sweater and I love it for the "wow factor".  Non-knitters see the fancy stitch acrobatics of the cables and think you're a knitting goddess.  This sweater will only take two balls of Cascade 220 Superwash (I wish a sweater for me only took two balls of yarn.).