Wednesday, August 11, 2004

Speaking of blankets....

Since Karen showed her fabulous and nummy baby blanket, I thought I'd post a pic of the blanket I made for my cousin's baby, which took me 6 months to make (well, I took a looong break before sewing it together)! Luckily I finished it *just* before the baby was born. It's made from 4 skeins of Paton's Pixie yarn, and the pattern is Sirdar pattern 3980, with a few modifications for gauge changes. The yarn is fantastically soft and fuzzy, but not that fun to knit with! No stitch definition whatsoever. =)

My current "large" project is a sweater from
Vintage Knits by Sarah Dallas (which was a gift from the lovely Karen), the short-sleeved sweater with mohair stripes. Here are the front and back, in all their unblocked and curly glory:

And here are the sleeves so far:

The yarn is Rowan 4-ply soft in Buzz (sooo soft! I love it!!), and the stripes are Rowan Kidsilk Haze in Pearl (it looks really yellow in the photo, but it's actually a pale off-white colour). It's my first sweater, so I really hope it turns out ok!


Karen said...

Wow...your blanket looks amazing! I agree that sewing stuff together is usually the most painful part of finishing up a piece. I think the colours are just fab though. So happy and bright!

Your sweater is looking really good! Mohair, huh? Sounds luxurious! When you get to blocking, let me know. I could definitely use some tips. I was planning on just doing what Debbie Stoller suggested in Stitch n' Bitch, but don't know if that's the best technique.

Adrienne said...

Well, we didn't know if it was gonna be a boy or a girl, so we figured hey, why not include as many colours as possible, to cover all our bases? =)