Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Baby knitting

Sorry I've not posted in a while. I did manage to finish the Ubuntu bag and will post shots in the next day or so (I was chastised for not doing it). In the meantime, enjoy a shot of completed baby sweater #1 (on completed, but anonymous, nephew).

Happy Baby in hand made sweater

I finished this one before Thanksgiving and then started another one (both are from One Skein Wonders). The second one, which I do not have picture of, is the Bamboo Baby Sweater, modified to make it larger using bigger needles and double stranding some sport weight wool I had kicking around. My finished on is red and green on the back, red and blue, and green and blue on the front, with green sleeves. I opted for two large buttons to close it since the YO edge was much larger on mine. There are two buttons on the other side as well so it can be closed either way and has a slightly double-breasted look to it. While it turned out nicely, it was a PAIN to make. I frogged that fucker four times! I think the problem was not knowing what parts I was knitting (it's on the diagonal) as the pattern doesn't tell you.

Now I'm finally knitting something for me. I bought yarn for this waistcoat almost a year ago and it's been languishing. Finally started the back last night and it looks like it will be perfect for after I've lost weight. At least I'll have one new item of clothing once I'm a size healthy!

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