babyhood / knitting

Let’s pretend this is about a shrug

*Prepare yourself. This is an obscene amount of pictures of Birdy. I couldn't stop myself. And many of them have nothing to do with showing you the shrug and everything to do with cute babies. So let's just pretend this post is about a sweater, not about my addiction to baby chubs.*

Pretend it's about the sweater

Pretend it's about the sweater

So, the shrug is finally blocked and finished. Remember this sweater? It was the one that my husband liked to comment on during it's production: "So, this is half a sweater, that's half finished???" Haha. Knitting humor. 

Pretend it's about the sweater

But yesterday I finally put it on Birdy in its finished stage and thought–since many of you asked–I'd share my verdict on the shrug.

Pretend it's about the sweater

Pretend it's about the sweater

And before you ask the question, "When do you find the time to knit with 4 children, and homeschooling and chickens, and snow shoveling, and living on love…." I don't. I don't find time to knit. It takes me ages to finish a project. In fact, Birdy wore this shrug several times with the long ends of yarn hanging from her underarms and cuffs. But, it turns out, she loved sucking on them, so there. That was a win. 

Pretend it's about the sweater

Anyway, back to the shrug. I thought it would be the perfect little thing to throw on during those extra chilly days. (Which would be every day in this house.) Here are my final thoughts:

Pretend it's about the sweater

Easy to knit? YES.

Cuter than cute? YES.

Stays on? YES, but not fit perfectly. Maybe she'll grow into it.

Warm? She hasn't told me yet. But better than nothing.

Practical? Probably not so much.

Would I knit again? Eh. Probably not unless the shrug becomes more snug as she grows.

Details here on my (sad, neglected) ravelry. 

*Prepare yourself. This is an obscene amount of pictures of Birdy. I couldn't stop myself. And many of them have nothing to do with showing you the shrug and everything to do with cute babies. So let's just pretend this post is about a sweater, not about my addiction to baby chubs.*

Pretend it's about the sweater

Pretend it's about the sweater

So, the shrug is finally blocked and finished. Remember this sweater? It was the one that my husband liked to comment on during it's production: "So, this is half a sweater, that's half finished???" Haha. Knitting humor. 

Pretend it's about the sweater

But yesterday I finally put it on Birdy in its finished stage and thought–since many of you asked–I'd share my verdict on the shrug.

Pretend it's about the sweater

Pretend it's about the sweater

And before you ask the question, "When do you find the time to knit with 4 children, and homeschooling and chickens, and snow shoveling, and living on love…." I don't. I don't find time to knit. It takes me ages to finish a project. In fact, Birdy wore this shrug several times with the long ends of yarn hanging from her underarms and cuffs. But, it turns out, she loved sucking on them, so there. That was a win. 

Pretend it's about the sweater

Anyway, back to the shrug. I thought it would be the perfect little thing to throw on during those extra chilly days. (Which would be every day in this house.) Here are my final thoughts:

Pretend it's about the sweater

Easy to knit? YES.

Cuter than cute? YES.

Stays on? YES, but not fit perfectly. Maybe she'll grow into it.

Warm? She hasn't told me yet. But better than nothing.

Practical? Probably not so much.

Would I knit again? Eh. Probably not unless the shrug becomes more snug as she grows.

Details here on my (sad, neglected) ravelry. 

21 comments on “Let’s pretend this is about a shrug”

  1. Oh how I love baby pics as my baby approaches his third birthday. I am impressed you blocked the sweater. That is usually I step that gets skipped here. Beautiful job!

  2. I don’t comment much but wanted to say that I love your blog. And as sweet as that shrug is, those chubby fingers and knuckles are even sweeter. Thank goodness I have a few to nibble on in my own home. 🙂

  3. The pictures are sweet. The shrug’s color is one of my favorites right now. And I live somewhat vicariously through your blog because you call your daughter Birdy and I really wanted to actually name my first daughter that but got so much flak for it I didn’t. I was chicken. 🙂

  4. I don’t know — I think you showed some restraint with the baby photos. She’s a sweetie. And, hey, with a shrug, she’ll be less likely to dump food down the front of it, right?

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