An Open Letter

Dear Insecure Voice In My Head,

Why are you such a nag? What, exactly, is your problem? Why must you plague me so?

Tell me true, what’s not to love?

The yarn?


The eyelets?


The gull lace pattern?


Certainly not the buttons, or the charming model.



In short, Insecure Voice In My Head, please observe this delighted smile…


and vacate the premises. My head is quite noisy enough without having to listen to you wring your hands.

Geek Knitter

Project Details:
Pattern: Baby Sweater on Two Needles by Elizabeth Zimmerman, published in Knitter’s Almanac.
Yarn: Crystal Palace Merino 5, Colorway Geranium. 3.75 balls, about 412 yards.
Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
Modifications: Second increase row done with yarn-overs to create eyelets. Cast on extra stitches when splitting off the sleeves. When resuming the sleeves, picked up those extra stitches and knit the sleeves in the round.
Buttons: Picked and attached, once again, by my Wonderful Mother
Dates: 15 November 2009 – 6 January 2010

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13 Responses to An Open Letter

  1. TinkerTots says:

    Yah, insecure voice in her head.. take a hike!! Sheesh.

  2. Yarn Mafia says:

    I concur, go away silly voice. Be banished away. Never to return.(sweater looks wonderful by the way!)

  3. bellsknits says:

    it's adorable. I think it's my favourite of the popular baby knits! And in red! Even better!

  4. essjay says:

    The little sweater is so adorable!!!!!

  5. Shan says:

    Oh I just love it.

  6. Rose Red says:

    Dear GeekKnitter's Insecure Voice: Please shut up! That garment is divine!! The colour is perfect! The buttons are fab! The model is the cutest. See all the other comments – it is unanimous!

  7. Jodie says:

    Wow! You really are a baby knitting machine! Looks great.So good to see you the other day. 🙂

  8. Donna Lee says:

    What a perfect color for the pattern. I just made my 26 yr old 'baby' one of these and she loved it. It was an easy (if boring in the adult size) knit and it seems to be flattering no matter the size.You done good!

  9. knitabulous says:

    I love it when that insecure voice gets kicked to the kerb! Gorgeous FBS, and perfect in red too.

  10. Chandler says:

    LOVE those eyelets! Be gone, insecure voice! (And can you take my own insecure voice with you?!)

  11. Kathy says:

    *Pppttttttttttthhhhhhhh*Take that ISV! Fabulous! I love baby clothes that are in bright colors and not lame pastels.

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