My grandma, the Queen of Needle Arts taught me to knit and purl about a month ago but so far, I haven't picked up the needles and started a project. This morning, I was drooling all over my keyboard as I poured over some of the stunning knit projects in the book "A Stitch In Time: Vintage Knitting and Crochet Patterns 1920-1949 vol 1" and I thought to myself "why can't I make those?"

Buying reproduction or authentic knit wear can be outrageously expensive! I love knits because they are versatile, practical and add a really genuine vintage touch to your wardrobe. My little Olivia is 7 months old now so I'm often covered in baby spit-up, drool and various pureed vegetables and fruits. Needless to say, practicality is a -must- for my clothes and I simply can't wear dry clean only vintage, beaded cardigans for a while!

So, I'm doing it, my dear readers! I'm going to knit something other than a Swiffer Wet Jet pad! I called Grandma this afternoon and whined about how much I want to knit beautiful vintage sweaters and things. She told me to find a beginner's level pattern and make something for Olivia. Her advice was to make something in "miniature" so that I wouldn't get bored with a normal sized sweater. She said find something easy that will be completed quickly and that will give me some practice with increasing and decreasing around the armholes. So, here it is! My first knitting project. I figure it will be great for fall and winter months!

I'll let you know how it turns out!!