Sweet Pea Cardigan
Did you know about this? This 'babymoon' thing. It really exists. Parents-to-be are supposed to whisk themselves away to some tropical destination as some sort of a 'last hurrah' before the baby comes. Relax and reconnect with one another...before it's too late.
To each his own, I guess, but this just seems like one more example proving that this baby-having business is a RACKET. Have you checked the price tags in some of these maternity boutiques? Not to mention the baby gear. They would have you think that all of it is absolutely essential of course, right down to the wipes warmer. Seriously? That seems like the pinnacle of frivolity to me. If you're interested, Simple Mom did a post recently on the things you don't need (but they say you do) for a new baby. I love that site.
Anyway, Brian and I technically did have a 'babymoon' way back in November when I was newly pregnant. We went to Mexico for a wedding. It was nice, but it would have been nicer if I could have imbibed a margarita or ten. This is one of the reasons Brian set out for a babymoon in Vegas...on his own. He did his 'last hurrah' thing with one of his buddies who coincidentally is also expecting twins. I swear, it's in the water.
It worked out well for both of us, because while he and his boys were on the Vegas club scene until 4 AM, a tornado of yarn, Mod Podge, fabric, paint and glue guns swept through our house. My idea of a babymoon: an intense Weekend Craftastical. It was awesome.
I was able to finish up these little Sweet Pea Cardigans. The pattern is as fast and simple as the design is adorable. I used a double strand of Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend yarn with US 10 and US 9 needles. I absolutely love that yarn. They are knit from the top-down and there is absolutely NO SEWING. The pattern is available online for free here. These cardigans just flew off my needles. And having getting to make two of everything for the twins, I appreciate that immensely. This is my new go-to pattern for baby sweaters.
You should try it. You'll love it, I promise.
Reports on more Weekend Craftastical exploits are on their way...