Tuesday, May 05, 2015

5-Hour Baby Sweater

I've hit a lull in the mountain of end-of-the-term grading that has been keeping me busy.  School's almost done, and next week I get the final pile of papers to grade.

In the meantime, I had an itch to knit up some small projects with the seemingly endless supply of single balls of worsted I seem to have.  I read a call for baby items on the Charity Knitting Group on Ravelry for The Maya Midwives of ACAM Maternity Center in Concepcion Chiquirichapa, Guatemala.

I've been using two free patterns: the Baby Boy 5-Hour Sweater and the Basic Newborn Hat.  Both patterns can be sized up or down by changing your needle size.  The sweater does take more than five hours, but it's still pretty quick.

It's been fun going through my button stash to find the perfect buttons for these little gems.  I still haven't decided on the buttons for this sweater.

I've got one more sweater on the needles right now.  I'll see how many I can knit up before I move on to something else.