The heart wants what it wants. 

So remember how in my last post I was entirely enthused with my two current projects? I still love them with a deep affection, yet I added ANOTHER project to the rotation, and then knit on it almost exclusively for two weeks. (I’m still using the socks as travelling knitting.) Yup, dropped them for a vision of what could be, like a common trollop (of yarn and fiber only, just FYI.) Maybe I can justify myself by saying that the project isn’t even for ME. My baby cousin Colson is just too cute. I got this picture in am email..  

Oh my god. Seriously, look at those cheeks! They’re so squishable! He also totally just chilled on my lap for all of Christmas break. He doesn’t cry, or fuss, or ANYTHING. Best baby ever y’all. So he deserves to be smothered in knitwear. (but not actually smothered. He lives in the MOUNTAINS you guys. It’s chilly there!) I kept kicking around the idea of an adorable striped sweater, in a green/blue/brown/cream color palette.  

I also love using up scraps, because seriously, ain’t nobody got space for half balls of yarn in a studio apartment. So I had these Berocco ultra alpaca scraps, and I realized that they were basically the same as the yarn I kept putting in my cart at Knit Picks, with the advantage of being lovely and heathered. So project baby sweater was a go.  

I also knew I wanted wood buttons of an animal variety, and Stitch House in Dorchester totally had my back!!  


Utterly fabulous. So, consumed with the idea of what this sweater could become, I started knitting away. And peeps? I’m almost done.  




This is my own made-up pattern. It’s a simple raglan with a built-in garter button band and slipped stitch selvedge, and it will have garter bands around the neck, cuffs and hem also. 

It’s cute now, but once I get those monkey buttons on there it’s going to be over the top. I get a little cramp in my uterus just thinking about it. Baby knits are insanely adorable, I can’t even handle it. And I made this a little big, because that kid is growing like a weed. He’ll be old enough to give me attitude before I know it. *sigh* But he can’t talk yet, so his cuteness is unabated 😛  

Have a lovely day friends! I’ll see you next time 🙂



  1. Super duper cute! Can’t wait to see it with the buttons… and hopefully him in it! 🙂

  2. Gosh this baby sweater (and your little cousin!) are so darn cute! I can’t wait to see a photo of him WITH the sweater!

  3. What a gorgeous little jumper! I can totally imagine my little pickle wearing it so I’m sure it will be mega-cute on that sweet cousin of yours.

  4. That is one excellent sweater! Love.

  5. Oh! So cute! Those buttons are going to slay me…totally adorable.

  6. This is so adorable! And the buttons!!!! That is one very lucky baby 😀

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