Friday, February 22, 2013

Finished Object Friday - Baby Sweater

You have to love doing baby items.  Quick gratification.  I finished the sweater last night and it is cute.
Thanks so much for the helpful ideas on my sweater flare problem on Wednesday.  I'm going to try to fix it this weekend.  I will keep you posted.

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Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Work in progress - FInishing Dilemma

Happy Wednesday!  Two weeks in a row.  I am suffering from too many projects right now but I'm not stressing about it.  I decided that the baby blanket I was working on was in appropriate for a non relative, work acquaintance's child.  I also saw the blanket the baby's aunt made and mine was going to make hers look shabby.  She is a beginner knitter - she deserves encouragement and support.  I started a sweater instead, Kalari Baby Jacket.  I have done this before and made some changes to it but it is pretty quick.  I just have to finish the ties and sew one sleeve on.
And believe it or not, I'm almost finished my Sophia Cable Vent Jacket.  I have to sew on the buttons.  But I need some help.  It fits very well but the bottom of the jacket is just in stockinette or reverse stockinette stitch - so it rolls.  Some people on Ravelry added a few rows of ribbing but I didn't want to do that.  I thought I could use ribbon or facing to provide some structure and prevent the roll.
I used extra wide double-fold bias tape.  You can see that it matches perfectly but I'm not sure that it is working like I want.  It is not rolling but flaring a bit.  I'm going to re-block and see if that works.  I have spent so much time on this sweater and it fits perfectly.  If this doesn't work after blocking, I could try a narrower ribbon.  Anyone have any other suggestions?

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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Work in Progress Wednesday

I don't know where the year has gone already!  I just realized I hadn't posted since New Year's Eve.  I'm going to try to be better.  I have a plan at least.  We'll see if it works.

Well, I'm finally not knitting for deadlines.  I am knitting a baby blanket but I don't feel pressured to beat the baby here.  I started it on February first and the due date was February 15th, but it is a first baby so I didn't think she would be on time.  Unfortunately, I didn't plan on the mother to be convincing the doctor to induce on Valentine's Day.  Oh, well.  It will be a few weeks before the blanket is ready.  I'm doing Entrelec in pink and light purple. It is the Sweet Dreams Baby Blanket.  I like Entrelac and since I learned how to knit backwards, I don't have to keep turning it all the time.  It is taking longer than I hoped.

I'm still working on my Sophia Cardigan.  All knitting done, just doing the finishing.  Maybe in a week or so it will be finished.
Still working on my Mock Cable Socks and also my hexipuffs.  

So plenty of knitting going on.  Need to be thinking of my next big project.  But after the baby blanket is done.

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