It took me about four months longer than it should have, but I finally finished this little sweater for my niece! I started it way back in August, shortly after she was born, and knit the bulk of it on a series of plane rides from North Carolina to Alaska. I didn't quite finish it during my visit up there, and after I got home, it fell the the side. All I had left to do was sew the underarm seams and weave in the ends, and it sat for months in that state! How silly!
Luckily, I made a six-month size and it turned out big anyway, so it is still going to fit her. This is the Camilla Babe pattern from Quince & Co, and I've always thought it was just the sweetest little pattern. It is knit bottom up, seamless, so it's really comfortable for a little one to wear (presumably). It was for the most part a breeze to knit, but because I had never knit a sweater bottom-up before, I did have a hard time wrapping my head around the joining of the sleeves to the body. Once my knitting buddy from work explained that it was like three tubes joining together to become one tube, it clicked for me. Funny how we get tripped up on these little things, isn't it?
I used some amazingly soft merino superwash DK weight, which I actually went in on with my aforementioned knitting buddy, and I can't remember the site we got it from. But it was like $3/skein, so I bought a LOT... and then went on a yarn diet for an extended period of time. Speaking of, I should really do that again. It's great for stash busting!
One more project off the needles. I can't wait to see my niece wear it when I visit Alaska in April! Ravelry link is here!