Thursday, May 03, 2007
It is surprising....
That this odd looking piece of fabric: (when properly folded)
Could turn into a cute little sweater!!
I learned a great deal from this project. While knitting it, I did not have any idea what part of the sweater I was on at any given time. So, next time I will be more careful with my color changes. I have a row of brown bumps in the yellow field on the left front panel. Darn! And, the yellow and orange pickup corners are less than perfect. Sigh....
It is too small for CIC, I believe, and I doubt that anyone would want a non machine washable baby sweater, so I will probably never do anything with it. But, it was fun to make, just the same. After you figure out how to fold it, the seaming is very minimal - just across the top of the shoulders to the wrists. Probably most of you already know of this magical pattern, but please bare with me, as it's mystery is new to me!
It was made from Knitpicks Wool of the Andes scraps, on KP circs, size 7. It is the original Elizabeth Zimmerman "Baby Surprise Jacket" published in the Fall 1999 issue of Knitter's magazine.
I am currently working on a pair of socks. I started the new Rockin' Sock Club kit selection. Loved the yarn, was very dubious about the pattern. But, I started it, and worked most of the foot. I even used circular needles, as directed! That was a first for me. The stitch pattern is an open weave, mesh stitch. I did not like it, neither the process nor the finished product. So, going against my vow to knit them as the kit dictated, I frogged, and am starting over with a plain jane sock - one that will highlight the beautiful yarn, and be a very wearable sock. And, enjoyable to knit, which the mesh pattern was not (IMO). Hopefully the sock club police will not come during the night!!