Knttin' old-lady style, yeah!
There's nothing better than knitting on a porch in a rocking chair with a class of wine and your favorite boy next to you. After taking a break from knitting for a couple months (aka spending too much time on Ravelry), I'm back with more projects started than needles to complete them. And mentioning Ravelry, that picture above is my new Ravatar. Grin.
To keep you entertained until I get a new camera (my old one doesn't want to focus anymore) and a new hard disk for my computer (computer won't let me do anything except use Firefox), I'll show you a couple items I knit LAST SUMMER (!) that I haven't blogged about yet. To be far (to myself), I didn't gift these items until last February, so this post is only 4 months late. Wink wink.
Pattern: "Heartbreakingly Cute Baby Kimono" from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Mods: Knit a few more rows for extra length, used ribbons to tie closed
Yarn: Knit Picks Swish, superwash wool, in color "Bubblegum"
Needles: 4mm straights
Recipient: Friend's baby girl
Finished Size: Comparable to store-bought clothing in 3-6 month size
I don't have pictures of the sweater on a baby, but Harrod, my teddy bear, was kind enough to model it for me.
The pattern was wicked easy to knit because it's knit flat, but seaming was a bitch. See those tiered edges on the sleeves...
...they don't create a straight underarm seam.
I figured a tie closure would be easiest for a parent dressing a baby, so I sewed ribbon on both front sections. I left an inch-wide gap on one side seam to let one ribbon through, and I attached an icord to the other side to thread the other ribbon through and hold it in place.
Along with the wrap sweater, I gifted a couple bibs (and the February Baby Sweater from a few posts ago).
Pattern: Baby Bib O' Love from Mason-Dixon Knitting
Mods: Added lace stitches
Needles: 4mm and 4.5mm
Yarn: Various Sugar'n Cream cotton
Other materials: Pansy plastic buttons from JoAnn Fabrics
Next post: More stuff that I knit months ago. Ha!