My more-or-less sister-in-law (her brother and I are amicably divorced) announced late last fall that she was pregnant with her first child. Being the dutiful and loving mol sil that I am, I immediately cast on to knit a baby surprise sweater, a nifty little origami-like pattern that knits out all funky but folds up into a tiny garment (hit the forward button). I am not a fast knitter. I knit and knit and knit, and finally had to face the fact that by the time I finished the baby surprise sweater, the baby would be entering junior high.
I knit slowly, but I crochet like a fiend.* So yesterday, I looked around online for a crochet baby sweater and found this neat pattern at Crochetme.com. I pulled out my pathetic amount of knitting and started and, after about 3.5 hours of crochet and sewing up, I produced this: (click to enlarge):
The green block is really more of an eye-popping lime green. And the green block and turquoise block and matching trim are there because, after knitting the whole back, arms, and part of the fronts, I ran out of yarn. The store here was also out of that yarn, and the nearest Hobby Lobby is 60 miles away. So I bought the lime green and turquoise and decided hey, what we have here is a design feature!
I think the cute dragonfly buttons help pull the whole thing together (the flys’ bodies are also eye-popping lime green in real life):
*giggling maniacally with smoke pouring from my ears.