Many months ago I started a sweater for my cousin’s baby (who wasn’t born yet). I had just taught myself how to knit, and I guess I knitted very tightly. Well, I put the sweater away with everything done except half the sleeves.
The baby is now four months old, and I met her yesterday for the first time. Last week I got the sweater out so I could finish it (nothing like waiting until the last minute). My knitting has thankully loosened, so I could tell where my new stitches started. My DH suggested using smaller needles,which I thought was a good suggestion from a non-knitting male, but time was short and I didn’t want to frog. I don’t think non-knitters will notice.
I have a picture of the sweater, one of the baby wearing it, and a close up to give you an idea of the colors. The pattern was from Knitting Pure and Simple, but I modified it quite a bit, especially around the edges, and I started at the top of the hood and worked down. The yarn was an old acrylic from my college crochet days. The label was gone, so I don’t even know what it was. It was two-ply, with one yellow and one greenish blue strand.