This had to have been the easiest, quickest, and most satisfying thing I’ve knit in a long time.  The first two aspects are pretty self explanatory: Ysolda Teague created a wonderful pattern that’s simple to execute and small enough to make in a day, seriously.  But what made this such a gratifying project was that it wasn’t made for me.

Lately, I’ve been a little consumed with selfish knitting.  Ok, ok, a lot consumed.  But this was different; I had someone special in mind.  While making things for yourself can be immensely satisfying, there really is something in making a gift for someone other than yourself.  Granted, I haven’t met her yet, but I’m hoping that when she enters this world, she will feel all the love around her.

Oh and Mom, I just want to clarify that it isn’t my baby.  You can sleep safe now.

Check out other FO’s at Tami’s blog.

Pattern Details

Pattern: Elijah by Ysolda Teague
Yarn: KnitPicks, Swish DK in Marble Heather, some stash yarn (have no clue…) for the heart.
Needles: US 3 [3.25mm], Circular
Modifications:  None, besides doing duplicate stitching for the bum heart.
Notes: The pattern calls for DPN’s but I think it’s completely doable with circulars.
Recommend to a Friend: Yes, yes, yes!  Knit one for you, or share the love and knit it for someone special.