I knit the Jones Cardigan for Rory!
Last January I resolved to do more knitting. It’s something I love, but it’s also something that is so easily pushed aside. There are always so many things to do in a day. But, knowing how much knitting calms and relaxes me, I resolved to do a lot more of it in 2017.
I still didn’t do as much knitting as I would have liked, but I’m feeling pretty proud of what I was able to accomplish. As my kids will tell you, every time I finish knitting something, I walk around for a couple of hours exclaiming, “This used to be a pile of string!” I don’t know if I’ll ever get over just how incredible it is to turn a pile of string into something wearable.
One of my favorite knits this year has been this sweater for my adorable little Rory. The pattern is the Jones Cardigan from Tin Can Knits. The yarn is Knitpick’s Swish, which is so soft. It was really fun to knit and my first time doing anything cabled – surprisingly easier than I thought.
Let’s be honest though, the sweater is fun, but it’s the boy I’m really in love with. First, he does a pretty darn good JCrew impression when being compelled to model for pictures in a hand knit sweater (see first picture above). Second, he doesn’t just tolerate wearing mom’s crafty projects, he is downright enthusiastic about it. He acts almost as excited as I do about turning strings into sweaters!
This boy really is a light in my life.
At three years old, this Jones Cardigan wearing cutie is the happiest person I know. His favorite past time is pretending to be a puppy. He tells a lot of jokes, loves to read books with me, and asks to “snuggle” at least ten times a day. He makes me the happiest mama in the whole wide world.
January 2018 resolutions: snuggle more, read more, laugh more, and most certainly knit more.