A Sweater for Baby

This afternoon, as I was finishing Gideons sweater, I was filled with joy.  It marked a major accomplishment for me.  I have always wanted to clothe my children in little homemade garments, but, in the past there has been little need for this, as my mother-in-law has always given the children clothing for every occasion.  However, as the weather started to turn cool a few weeks ago, the idea for making this sweater came, and I could not resist; especially, knowing the jacket my other children have used is quite worn.

Gideon was playing with a newly completed dishcloth…pulling it over his head, wrapping it under his chin, thoroughly enjoying it.  He looked so sweet in the off-white yarn, I lost no time in measuring him, and casting on the beginning stitches.

When beginning this sweater, my goal was to make something soft and warm for the crisp fall days ahead.  To that purpose I outlined it with a garter stitched boarder.  I wanted it roomy, for easy layering and lots of moving.  It is all those things, and much, much more.

When I cast off the last stitch and cut the thread, Gideon was there, cuddling with it.  When I brought up the buttons, looking for something to compliment it, he was there, digging, and finding too. The final decision was made by him, after I had narrowed it down to two choices.

The yarn is Peaches & Creme worsted weight cotton, colour 4 Ecru, that I bought at Wal-Mart.  It is made in the USA.  The buttons are vintage metal with a crest on them.  They were passed on to me by my great aunt Beverly, who either rescued them from an old garment or bought them at a second hand store.  The pattern is 100% my own.

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