Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Out with the Old, In with the New

Just a quick update on my final 2006 FOs.

Dasha's Playtime Pullover
Pattern: my own, with guidance from One Piece Knits That Fit by Margaret Hubert
Yarn: LionBrand WoolEase Sport, one 435 skein total

A quickie top-down raglan for my newly-adopted niece. It was a design-on-the-fly project with some guidance from an excellent vintage knitting book. It provides a great framework for your own inspiration. This book was recommended to me by the amazing Spiderwoman, who seems to have been M.I.A since the Fall. Anyone know where she is? I am officially worried, and would love someone to let me know she's OK.

This discontinued yarn (figures...) had lived in the stash since Spring 2005, and out of this enormous ball of sport-weight yarn, I got this whole sweater! Now, I am not usually a fan of the Lion Brand, but my brother and his wife are not a fan of the hand-wash or special-care item. And all in all, I am pleased with the soft, sturdy fabric the yarn created.

I also finished Playground Mittens, v. 2.0, but they need a bit more work before they are perfect (anyone know how to make a perfectly rounded mitten top?) I will be working up a tutorial for these kid-mittens in the next week or so, though.

8 comments:

Sally said...

Love Dasha's sweater!! Did you meet her yet? I bet you can't wait. Hope to see you soon.

Lolly said...

How cute! I have some worsted weight in that same color - been in my stash for so long. Maybe I need to pull it out soon...

Happy New Year ;)

Mintyfresh said...

The way I work things to aim for more roundedness is to decrease every other row for about half the number of decreases, then every row after that. So decrease slowly, then decrease fast. It might take a few tries, though!

Very cute sweater!

Ann said...

Great sweater! I have been worried about Spidey as well. I hope someone has news ...

Rachel said...

I just knit a baby sweater very much like this from the new Louisa Harding book, Natural Knits for Babies and Moms. I like that yours is raglan -- I wish I'd done mine that way. It came out so cute, and I love the color! Congrats on the new niecelet!

Mo said...

Very cute sweater. Love the color.

Dorothy said...

Pretty stockings and very cute sweater! You did a good job with the design.

Mighty Momogus said...

I LOVE that sweater! I would wear that (if I could squeeze into it). Congrats on a beautiful design job!