Monday, February 16

My mommy snug!

I finished this last week on the 7th ok more like a week and a half ago:) The weather has been crappy so when it was sunny out i had Joe take some pictures so i could finally blog about it. My gauge was off a bit in the length but after washing it, it fits just perfect!

Project Stats:

Start Date: November 24th
End Date: February 7th
Pattern: Mommy Snug
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Sierra
Needles: US#6 Addi Turbo
Recipient: ME!

You can also check it out on my ravelry page :)

I don't know about any of you but when I'm pregnant I am always warm/hot. So when picking a yarn I wanted it mostly cotton with a bit of wool for some warmth and give. So I thought that this cascade sierra would do the trick, 80% cotton 20% wool.

I Started this back in November and knit about 6 inches. Then I had a few Christmas presents to whip out and once I finished those i got my first trimester loss of craftiness. I was just so tried that when i was sitting down I just wanted to sit, nothing else, just sit. It lasted a little under a month. Around mid January I picked this back up and went to town!

I still am tired but I expect that with 3 kids running around all day;)

I love the little cabling detail around the bottom, cuffs and neck, just enough detail but not a whole sweater of cables.

One thing I hate doing is seaming up, especially fitting the arms into the sides. Not fun. But I managed and I think it turned out well!

I decided to knit the arms in the round and eliminate the button plackets. To me the buttons on the cuffs made no sense except for fashion, and I could do with 0ut that. I had a bit of math to do and figure out how to increase so it looked good, but it went really well! I did them both at the same time on 2 circulars. I love knitting anything that needs to be the same length that way.

There still arent buttons on the sweater, but I like the way the sides split open. I most likely won't use the buttons but I plan on sewing them on anyways, who knows, maybe I will use them;) Either way I'm in search for the perfect buttons to use... one of these days!

Hope you are all doing well!


DawnK said...

That's really cute. I like the little cables on the cuffs, neckline and hem! It adds a little extra, without having to have it all over the sweater!

sue said...

Oh it looks so good on you Jessica. You look very cute with your baby bump too. I would be tired running around after 3 little ones too.

Allena said...

i think it looks great with out the buttons. in fact i thought that it was supposed to be like that...

Catherine Kerth said...

oh! its adorable! you really do glow... you look amazing.

Nice job, that a fabulous knit!

Suzanne said...

Awe, you look soooo adorable!! Quite the very healthy glow there!! Your sweater is amazing, and I love the color!! Sounds like your having a good pregnancy!! :)

Bobbi said...

You're looking GREAT! Hope you all are well.

Diane said...

It looks fantastic! and it's a great colour on you :-)

*Emy said...

Jessica, you look soo good! And way to go on that sweater, it looks awesome. Love the sleeve details.


Lynds said...

That turned out lovely! I'm always hot while pregnant too, sounds like you picked great yarn for your sweater! I really like the color.

Faith said...

I've considered knitting this each pregnancy, but I'm usually so hot when I'm pregnant that I decided it wouldn't be practical. I love it on you though! You look totally adorable in it. :)

Larger Family Life said...

I think it looks great as it is. I too hate putting the seams together so I'm with you there!

Tania @ Larger Family Life