Monday, September 11, 2006

Finished Object Housekeeping

Here's the most recent F.O. about which I never blogged while it was in progress:


Pattern: Trellis, published in Knitty
Yarn: Plymouth Encore in Wedgwood Blue (the picture is reading much grayer). This was a big stashbuster for me, as this was leftover yarn from a sweater I made Pepe back in 2004. Readers of the blog know that Encore is my old reliable for baby knits, but I am looking for other easy-care alternatives with less acrylic content in the future. Any suggestions?

I would definitely recommend this project and would knit this sweater again. The only modification I would make would be to do fewer buttonholes -- 5 buttons seems a little excessive, especially on a squirmy baby.

The recipient, baby Dylan, is the second son of a college roommate in Richmond. When she received it in the mail on Friday, she called and gushed, "Oh, this gift deserves much more than just a thank you note!" I love when the recipient (or the recipient's Mom) gushes appropriately.

Coming up this week (I think): reports on the 3 current WIPs, the yarn room gets redone, and a Philly Burb yarn shop review (with some special stash enhancement too!)

9 comments:

curlypurly said...

nice set, I envy people who have the patience for cables.

For baby knits I like henry's attic Kona. It's a superwash merino that comes in 2 weights, is extremely soft and washable, and is all natural. you have to dye it yourself, find someone who dyes it for you, or go natural, though.

if you want a cotton, Misson Falls or Blue Sky Alpacas organic are both very wearable and washable and not hideous to knit with.

iSeL said...

Adorable!

Yarn room?! How cool would that be.
Seems like everybody is in a reorganizing mood lately.

I'm glad your gift was well received. That does put a huge smile on any knitter's face.

Martina said...

Beautiful sweater!

Dorothy said...

Beautiful sweater and hat set.

Ann said...

Nice gift! I love cables on babies ... I need to do that for the next little one that I knit for ...

I think Curlypurly is right about the Mission Falls or Blue Sky yarns. I would do either for baby knits.

One of my favs is the Rowan All Season Cotton as well.

Mintyfresh said...

Great job, Liz! You're definitely making me think about finishing up all my loose projects. I've been in such an odd knitting funk lately, and I don't know why! Very distractable with each project.

aija said...

Such a great looking sweater, and nothing better than knitting for those who really love it :)

Wendy said...

Hmmmm... which Philly burb shop would that be?

Maybe you want to do a guest review on the podcast . . .

Wendy

Eve said...

Oh my, I absolutely adore those buttons!