Smitten with Sweaters

Winter hasn’t quite released us from her icy grip. Frequent freeze warnings and chilly mornings where our breath still hangs in front of us in the air keep us from packing away the few hats and coats remaining in our closets. Perhaps that is why I have been so taken with knitting sweaters lately. I have a goal to knit twelve this year…quite ambitious since I only seem to be able to eek out a few rows late at night when everyone else has gone to sleep.

This sweet  sweater I made for a friend who just had a baby boy. I used cotton yarn in order to make it summer friendly and a great layering piece. The pattern is Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker. IMG_7122


On my needles now is a test knit for one of my favorite knitting designers, Lisa Chemery.


With several friends expecting Fall and Winter babies, I am certain I will have several opportunities for more sweaters. The hardest part is deciding on a pattern with so many cute ones from which to choose. But with twelve as my goal, Carleigh and Naomi’s babies may get quite a winter wardrobe.

“Sweater, n. Garment worn by child when its mother is feeling chilly.” — Ambrose Bierce

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About Tammy Pedersen

Tammy is married to John Pedersen, manager of Briarmoore and Grass Stain Tour extraordinaire. She is blessed to be able to stay at home with her three children. When not busy with farming and homeschool, Tammy can be found with knitting needles or crochet hook in hand, reading or writing. Someday she hopes to combine her love of travel with mission work.
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One Response to Smitten with Sweaters

  1. Handmade treasures!
    I still have a lightweight pink sweater knitted for me by my maternal great-aunt, (who thankfully is still with us). My daughter wore it a few times when she was little, and I fully expect to see a granddaughter in it one day.