Pink lady knits


On the Go-veralls

Pattern: On the Go-veralls (Ravelry link)
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted
Needles: #7 DPN's and Circulars

This pattern is BEYOND adorable. It is lightning quick to knit and a real joy to complete. I only struggled when I joined the legs to knit the body, it was very tight, but once I switched to DPN's, I was OK. The pattern took just over two balls of the Swish, so I had to do the straps in a coordinating chocolate brown...which is fine, it actually looks quite cute.

I think I"ll be knitting another pair of these in the green color I used to make the Gift Wrap Romper, I have a feeling my little man will get lots of use out of these. :)

More pics and details on Ravelry.


Gift Wrap Romper

Project: Gift Wrap Romper
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish Worsted (Superwash) in Truffle, Lawn, and White
Needles: #7 circulars, #7 DPN's, #4 circulars, #4 DPN's

When I saw this pattern I fell in love. It cleared me of the "dry spell" of creativity that hit the moment I found out I was pregnant. After months of looking at my knitting needles and piles of yarn with disinterest, I saw this, cast on with a fury, and I haven't looked back since.

This pattern is easy as can be, VERY well written, and fun at the same time. It's the perfect storm of knitting. I chose to do the stripes (as you can see) but I think this would be equally adorable in a solid yarn. I think this will be a nice warm piece of clothing for my little baby to lounge around in all Winter long. I will probably be knitting several more of look for a few more here and there over the next few months.

My favorite feature of this finished romper are the little vintage buttons I used. These were given to me by my husbands Grandmother, so they are an extra special addition to her grandchild's knitted garment.

The only place I ran into any issues was the short row shaping...and it was completely my fault. I was thinking of short rows in terms of sock toes and heels, and not in terms of, well, shaping. So, I knit several sock toes onto the back of my romper before I stopped, read the instructions again, smacked myself on the forehead, and started over for the last time. Once I scaled that mountain of stupidity, it was smooth sailing. I highly recommend this pattern for anyone who has a baby, is expecting a baby, or wants to knit for a baby. I've also recently completed the matching stay tuned for a run down on that project!