it’s a boy!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

No, not our little one, who needs to cook another couple of weeks, but the new owner of this set:

Dumb Baby Sweater in Rowan Wool Cotton
Pattern: Dumb Baby Sweater from “Knitting in Plain English”
Yarn: Rowan Wool Cotton in “Elf”
Needles: Addi Turbos 3.25mm

Welcome to the world baby Jasper.

Dumb Baby Sweater in Rowan Wool Cotton

so what’s that red thing in the bottom of the frame?

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

That would be my enormous belly protruding into the bottom of the frame of the fourth photo. Standing on a chair to take today’s photos was hard enough that I am not going to do it again any time soon, instead we will have to make do with the belly interference.

The green cardi is ready to block! Though I am a little worried about the shape it has come out, specifically the shape of the neck and upper shoulders, I am thrilled with the speed, simplicity and minimal finishing involved in this top down business. I mean really, it rocks. It was also a great for my momentum not starting and finishing 5 individual pieces, anything that invites a pause in production is a bad thing at the moment. Progress photos of it’s speedy growth below (the colour of the photos with a black background is most accurate, the brown background photos were taken inside at night).

The buttons will have to wait until the baby is born and reveals it’s gender… In the mean time any votes for a matching hat? Another baby Shedir or the old favourite simple hat with moss stitch trim?

Green Baby Cardigan

Green Baby Cardigan

Green Baby Cardigan

Green Baby Cardigan

Green Baby Cardigan

top down

Monday, May 8, 2006

Green Baby Cardigan

I have been meaning to try knitting something top down, all in one piece for a while. Well here it is, roughly based on the “Dumb Baby Sweater” pattern from Knitting in Plain English. So far so good. I am quite enjoying the Rowan Wool Cotton and I love the colour.

The time I have left to knit/quilt baby gifts and the gifts remaining to be finished are not shrinking at a proportional rate. It’s a worry. But hopefully I will get there. Still to do:

Finish this green cardi (and matching hat if yarn allows)
Finish the flower hat and and a baby sized version
Layer, quilt and bind two cot sized quilts
Start and finish some as yet undetermined genderless baby gift (probably a simple red hat a the rate I am going).

I have between 8 and 13 weeks to go, and frankly I am hoping it is more like 8. I need to get moving!