Sometime after I had graduated from a scarf (my first one was never finished) and a blanket (a pattern I was trying to make up as I went and again, was never finished) I started making matching hats and scarfs for my family. I believe my younger sister will tell you that the hat I made for her more closely resembles a yamaka. At least I was smart enough with those first few projects to use good wool (for everything but the blanket – I still have chenille yarn sitting in my basement from that).
Athough I don’t remember exactly when I started knitting, I do know that this little shirt was made 6 years ago. I made 2 of these little shirts. One was done in green and yellow self-striping sock yarn for a friend who was pregnant at the same time I was. The other was this one, again done in self-striping sock yarn. I cannot believe that 6 years ago I was pregnant with my first baby. In so many ways, it seems a lifetime ago.
And can you believe that this little girl once fit into this shirt?
I no longer have the pattern. I believe it was from the book, "Simple Knits for Cherished Babies." We didn’t know if we were going to have a girl or a boy, so I chose this multi-colored patterned yarn in the hopes that it would work for either. I do remember that each shirt seemed to take forever to knit and that I was very worried about the seaming. I hadn’t really seamed anything before and I wasn’t sure about the "proper" way. It all seemed to go together well though. I know there were lots of patterns in this book that I liked, although I don’t know if I knit any others before returning it to it’s owner.
Looking at this shirt 6 years later, I think I did a pretty good job. Who would have guessed then that I’d still be knitting today?