13 hours ago
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Last week my family was struck with the dreaded swine flu, or H1N1 virus. Thankfully, the worst of our symptoms was low-grade fever, cough and fatigue. We spent the week camped out on our couches. While Ethan and James watched TV, I knitted.
And since I didn’t have to drive to and from their schools and the karate studio, I had a lot of time to knit, which was good because I had a baby sweater to finish. My sister-in-law is due this week with a baby girl.
I used a pattern called Baby Kimono by Kristen Spurkland. I bought some great yarn for it back in May and have been working on it off and on over the summer. I didn’t think a sweater for a newborn would take long to make. Now I know that even a baby sweater takes a while to make on size 3 needles. But with all the sicky couch potato time I had last week, I finished the sweater and even made a little hat for her with the extra yarn I had.
I can’t wait to see my new niece in her sweater!