Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Approaching the finish line!

Hooray for the Olympics! Hooray for lots of late night TV for me to knit by!


Finished my EZ BSJ. The pattern is a little tricky to decipher if you're going from the one re-printed in Knitting Workshop, but with some help from all you lovely people, I've finished it! And so, I've completed my first item for the Ravelympics!

I have just less than one skein of that yarn left (only had to dip into it to sew up the edges and sew on the buttons), but I'm not sure what to make with it. I'm a little worried that it's a bit too scratchy to make a good hat or booties. Any opinions?

EDIT: Received my medal for this item, so I thought I'd post it here.

And I just wanted to say that Ravelry is doing an awesome job co-ordinating the over 5000 Raveletes.


Adrienne said...

Yay for your BSJ! Congrats on finishing your first WIP! =)

Does the yarn block out any softer? I think a matching hat would be cute, but I can understand why you would be hesitant if the yarn is a bit scratchy.

Karen said...

It blocks out a little softer, but compared to some of the other baby yarn out there, it still feels kinda rough.

Maybe a matching small toy? Or...uh...hmm...I dunno!

Sherry said...

Your BSJ is beautiful. You & I started the pattern around the same time. (Adrienne mentioned that you were working on it). I just did the final finishing ... seaming, sewing on buttons, etc. Today, I finally gifted it. Now that I kind of know how to knit the pattern, I'd like to make another. How about you, do you see yourself doing another one soon?

It's a hard call on whether to use the extra yarn for a hat or booties. I know people use Noro Kureyon for baby items and that's certainly not soft. A little toy would be fun.

Marie said...

A matching scarf?
I like the matching toy idea too.

I don't know what BSJ stands for, but if this jacket is for a little girl, you could knit a matching one for her doll.

It does look fantastic!

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