Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Threads and Travel

 The first of many little baby sweaters is finished.  I started with this pattern but the designer and I parted ways after the yoke!  I rewrote the directions for myself so it will be streamlined for all future sweaters I knit!
(The directions call for knitting the left front and binding off, then the back and binding it off, then the other front and binding that off and then each sleeve and seaming it all back together.  That is so counter intuitive to anyone who has been knitting more than a week...........sorry.  Ahem, that didn't seem to be efficient to me, so I put the sleeve stitches on hold as I came to them, cast on the underarm stitches, continued around and then repeated for the other sleeve.  Now , all the stitches for the body were on the needles and the sleeve stitches were on waste yarn to be finished in the last.  And lickety split , I had a sweater done and no seaming required!  What a cute sweater and now the directions match the idea!
 I knit this from an acrylic worsted weight yarn, this one from the Caron company.  I liked that I got a whole sweater from one skein!  (I will admit to it being close but I did it!)  This sweater will be going to WA with me in a few weeks for our  new grand daughter!  (No, she isn't here yet, but soon..............)
 I got together enough yarn to keep me busy for a few days so we can make a spontaneous trip to Georgia for some hugs and car repairs!
 The suitcase is packed,
 the kitties are kissed------>;
though some are not as impressed with the goodbyes as others!  Nyki hides when we leave in case we are thinking of taking her in the car again!  Off to fill some Grandma tanks!

6 comments:

  1. Adorable sweater! Have a great trip!

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  2. I agree - knitting little pieces and joining them is for the birds! Have a safe trip!

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  3. I like that the cardie isn't in typical baby colours. and yes, one wonders about some of the patterns sometimes! I have one where the sleeves are so impossibly narrow, that I wonder if any baby ever fit into it!
    enjoy your trip! and happy knitting of course:)

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  4. Can't wait for you to get here!

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  5. Isn't it interesting how the colors in the yarn patterned out to look like a trellis? Because of it, it remind me of wild roses climbing a trellis or fence. Sweet and lovely!

    Have a safe and fun trip!

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  6. Love the baby sweater! Glad you were able to re-write the instructions to make it easier to make.

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