Knitting time has been somewhat sparse of late, with one little bub being particularly needy in the evenings (aka my former knitting time). This Milo should have taken me about three weeks, but instead I think I’m close to three months!
But then little Spartacus was born to my bestie, and I had to hurry up and finish it off – and find a new way to knit. It’s called sitting outside in the sun while Talbot jumps herself silly on the trampoline (she’s finally confident on it again after banging her head ages ago) during the time that Edgar naps in the morning. Oh, and ignoring the housework for fifteen minutes. It’s actually been quite refreshing. And of course we’ve been thoroughly spoiled with the weather this month! I’m actually a tad nervous for when winter finally hits us. Brrr.
So here’s the Milo vest, as modelled by Eddie. It’s a six month size, made a little longer as Sparty’s older brother was (and still is) incredibly long, although Sparty turned out to be a lot smaller than we were all expecting, mum included. Edgar is six months, but on the small side, so it looks a bit big on her, but it’s oh-so-cute!
I’ve made it with Lincraft double knitting yarn in beautiful dark green, and made this one with the classic Aran braid cable. I love it. I’m just waiting for Edgar to grow into hers, and tempted to knit up another one to fit her sooner, though I’m concerned it might be another case of lengthy knit times and it won’t fit her when it’s done.
I can’t wait to see Spartacus in his Milo, and now I’m just crossing my fingers that he gets to wear it and it isn’t a case of ‘finally fit when summer hit’ and it never gets worn (noooo). And don’t worry – this little bub has a real name, but as I am in the habit of naming my own children with unusual prenatal nicknames, I decided he needed one too.
Milo is such a gorgeous and simple knit. I just love it, and don’t let the cabling put you off, it’s actually quite simple, especially this particular braid. You can find the details here on Ravelry.
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