I Make Sweaters & Sometimes I Make Bread Too

The title says it all!!!

I finished my baby sweater!!!  😀  I made some minor mistakes but they don’t take away from the the F.O.  I love it and am already swatching for a grown-up sweater.  It was great to see what I read about seamless top-down sweater knitting come together so well.  I feel like such a knitter now but I’m not going to talk anymore … lemme break out the pichas!!!  😀

IMG_2593 IMG_2594 IMG_2598There you have it.  I’d planned to block it to smooth out the stitches but I was too excited and decided to post now!  😀

Project Details

  • Project Title: 5 hour Baby Boy Sweater
  • Designer: Gail Bable
  • Yarn: Hobby Lobby, I Love That Yarn.  Worsted weight in Sunburst Gold
  • Modifications: None
  • Things I’d do differently: Knit sleeves in a round since I hate the slip stitch seaming.  It’s too bulky.   When I do this again, I’ll have to do the stitches under the arm a lot tighter so I wouldn’t have any visible holes.
  • Ravelled here.

I was so ecstatic, I made a braided bread.  I used Pillsbury Cresent Rolls dough, tossed some veggies, chopped peppers, chopped onions/chives, buffalo sauce, minced sausage and shredded mozzarella/cheddar cheese mix together and boom, I got this:

IMG_2576 IMG_2582

IMG_2584Hope you all had a productive, happy Saturday!!!  😀  I feel like this now:

I don’t think anyone would blame me.   😀

19 thoughts on “I Make Sweaters & Sometimes I Make Bread Too

  1. daniellajoe January 3, 2014 / 4:38 pm

    okay first, that bread looks delicioso 🙂 I don’t knit anymore but your sweater looks perfect..

    • Nicky January 3, 2014 / 6:05 pm

      It was! I really should make it again but this time a sweet one.

      Thanks for the sweater love. Right now I’m getting ready to make an adult one. Fingers crossed. 😀

  2. Preeti May 30, 2013 / 12:56 pm

    Drool-worthy, both the adorable sweater and the yummy lookin’ bread!

    • Nicky June 1, 2013 / 8:24 am

      😀 Thanks so much lady. I’m making that bread again today but with sweetened coconut inside! I can’t wait!

  3. Andi May 27, 2013 / 9:22 am

    Amazing…you knit a sweater! And look how adorable it is. Good luck on your adult size sweater. Looking forward to seeing the progress. BTW- the bread is making me drool.

    • Nicky May 27, 2013 / 12:02 pm

      I keep staring at it like it wasn’t me who made it! 😀 Since I’ve been knitting, this definitely has to be my most enjoyable project! 😀

      That bread … it turned out more delish than I thought it would and I can’t wait to make it again. 😀

  4. Creatively Motivated May 27, 2013 / 7:09 am

    Awww, what a cute sweater! I’ve got a weakness for little baby clothes. And that bread? Yum! I can just imagine that with all kinds of fillings for breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and desserts! -Nizzy

    • Nicky May 27, 2013 / 8:27 am

      Girl, I’ve been having it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!! I didn’t expect it to turn out so good. 😀 Next up … making my own flaky dough instead of using Pillsbury.

      And yes … aren’t baby clothes just the cutest. My co-worker is having a baby and I found a basic crochet hat pattern that I’m going to customize. Thanks so much for the sweater love. 😀

  5. omlair May 26, 2013 / 7:34 pm


    it looks adorbs, great pichas!

    • Nicky May 26, 2013 / 7:53 pm

      Thanks lady!!! 😀 Getting ready to do a second one to correct all the minor errors

  6. Rochefabrique May 26, 2013 / 11:31 am

    Oh my gosh, your bread looks absolutely delicious! And the baby sweater is very cute and impressive.

    • Nicky May 26, 2013 / 12:31 pm

      Thank you so much for visiting Roche and for your kind comments. The bread … super easy to make and uber delicious. I think I’m going to use the dough and make a sweet coconut filling next weekend. 😀

  7. HannahDavis May 26, 2013 / 12:40 am

    That sweater is so cute and I love the color!!! Did it take 5 hours like the pattern title says? And that bread looks so good! I’m drooling a little…

    • Nicky May 26, 2013 / 7:58 am

      Thanks so much Hannah. 😀

      I think a fast intermediate or experienced knitter can make this in less than five hours but I took my time since this was my first crack at a sweater. Once I made the first sleeve, I was really cranking away at this. I’d say I took between 5 – 6 hours to make it.

      Seaming the sleeves took the longest since I hated the crochet slip stitch instructions and kept ripping out to make the join better. I’ll never use that again for seaming … not even in practice; it’s just so bulky and I’m big on finishes.

      As for the bread, you should really try it. Because I was using store bought dough, it took me literally 20 mins or so to put everything together. It’s really easy; you should totally do it. 😀

  8. sam May 25, 2013 / 10:31 pm

    Congratulations! The sweater is adorable. Lucky lucky baby boy x. And that braid bread yum yum yum!

    • Nicky May 25, 2013 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you so much Lady!! All you master knitters inspire me. One sweater down … many more to go. Now it’s time to get cracking on an adult sweater and one for the little munchkin. 😀

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