May 2011

Watermelon Love

by Kristin Longacre on May 10, 2011

Watermelon SweaterYup, I’m alive :) Since the last time I posted there has been at least one life changing event :). On April 11, 2011 my boyfriend asked me to marry him. So, in the midst of kicking off the planning of a wedding, not a whole lot of knitting has been done.

The knitting that HAS been done I couldn’t really talk about until last week, and now I finally have time to share with you.

While I know of many people having kids this year, one of them is very close to me. A few months back I posted pictures of the gender sock monkey before the gender party for my good friend (and future sister-in-law) Rebecca. One night before the gender party she mentioned to me that in that very instant she wanted a girl because of all of the cute watermelon clothes. I made a mental note and saved off a hat for a reference.

Leave it to my amazing knitting group to know of a pattern for a watermelon sweater!

This sweater was a fantastic knit. The yarn had it’s issues with the random breaks but the sweater pattern was AMAZING!

The Watermelon Sweater

The details:

  • Yarn: Manos Cotton Stria in Colors 204 and 205
  • Needles: US 4, 5, and 6
  • Pattern: Watermelon Sweater
  • Size: 6 Months

How cute is that little watermelon button? The sweater was gifted to the mommy of Layla who will be joining us sometime in the next two months. I can’t wait to see the little bundle of fun wrapped up in the sweater. :)

P.S. more regularly scheduled content coming soon. I may even blog about what’s ON my needles as I go :)