Friday, August 25, 2006


Got a couple of FOs to show you. First off is this yellow sweater size 2. I got the yarn for $2 from the store. It's a discontinued color of Patons Canadiana. Quick knit based on this pattern but obviously just knitting it plain. I started this on August 22 and finished sewing it up tonight. Still not sure what I am going to do with it. I am either taking it to the store to sell, or it's going in the Dulaan pile for 2007.
Next is the Littlest One's sweater that I started back in the spring. It's too big, but he modelled it anyways. Daddy thinks it's girly looking. It's hard to tell from the pictures, but the sleeves and collar are moss stitch. The top of the front panels and the back are moss stitch as well with stocking stitch on the bottom from the armpits down. (That was a good guide for sewing in the sleeves!) There's a cable up both front panels with a "twisted" cable on either side of it, right next to the buttonbands. The buttons are rather large, but this yarn is quite floopy, and the buttonholes and buttonband were big. They are easy for him to do up himself, and they stay buttoned at least! I hate it when the buttons are too small and won't stay buttoned up. To be honest I didn't like working with this yarn. I don't know if it was just a bad batch or if it's normal, but I found it super splitty and too loose-wound. I washed this sweater and laid it flat to dry (instructions were to not put it in the dryer). It had a lot of fuzzies on it, and I picked off a pile, but every time I look there's more. I only paid $.99 US on eBay for the yarn, so I can't complain about the price. (Regular retail is like $12CDN/ball!) Let's just say I'd not go out of my way to get this yarn again, but if I came across a deal like the last time I wouldn't pass it up.

Off to the camper tomorrow. I will take my Broadripple socks to finish. They've been on the backburner since working on these two projects. I also started another adult sweater for the store out of some Briggs and Little Regal in natural white. I have about 8" done on the front and so far have mixed feelings about it. I think it will be alright, I just have a really critical eye. I think some of it is because it's 2 ply, but it was the yarn that fit the gauge best. Also I have an inconsistent tension that is noticeable in stocking stitch. (Thus why I much prefer stuff that's patterned.) This one has mostly double moss stitch, but there's five cables with 5-stitch stocking stitch panels between them. That's what's causing my pickiness, but I think once it's blocked it will be alright.

Happy knitting!


Blogger Dave said...

Cute sweater, and very cute kid!!

8:02 AM  
Blogger aija said...

Oh, I think he looks great! (Not girly at all! Grain of salt = I still have a pair of "lace" socks on ym list to make for my son!) :)

.99 is a steal! I love ebay deals like that (my best was a skein of cherry tree hill supersport for 1.04! :))

5:06 PM  
Blogger Ragan said...

Your sweaters are fantastic! And...both yarns were such a bargain!!!

10:28 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

I love both sweaters! I think the little-guy looks adorable in it!

10:35 PM  
Anonymous Dipsy D. said...

Wow, you've been knitting up a storm, and I so love both projects! The yellow sweater looks so lovely, and I'm totally blown away by the grey one, it's fantastic - and so is the model by the way, what a sweet little guy he is! You did a fantastic job knitting these both projects up, congrats!

3:42 AM  
Blogger Donna said...

Great work! And the little one will grow into that lovely gray one before you know it!
The yellow one is gorgeous. I don't know how you do it all!!

7:20 PM  

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