when too excited to sleep - knit!

Sunday, April 23, 2006

Baby Shedir 2
Pattern: Shedir - Knitty Fall 2004 Surprise, modified to fit a baby.
Yarn: Rowan Calmer in Powder Puff
Needles: 3.25 Addi Bamboo DPNs

I have been working on this for a while now, but with the amount I have been sleeping progress has been slow. Who would have thought a grow adult might win a “who needs more sleep” competition with a 4yr old? But last night a friend had some exciting news and despite trying to go to bed before Isabelle I was thinking too fast to sleep.

Baby Shedir 2

The question now is what to do with the not quite half a ball I have left. According to my scales I have 24g left from the 52g ball, clearly my scales lack a certain accuracy as I am sure Rowan don’t make a habit of giving away yarn. But still I think it is safe to assume that I have just less than 50% of a ball remaining. Given that more babies need hats, do I try to drop a few more rows from the pattern so that I have enough yarn to make another Shedir? Or should I try something different? A top down hat would gaurantee I don’t run out of yarn, a slightly smaller hat would probably not be a bad idea (from both newborn head and yarn perspectives) and a change would be nice. But I haven’t seen any patterns that grab me… I don’t want it to be too plain, but something a little simpler might not be a bad idea given the sleeping issue mentioned above. I seem to be running out of time.

Baby Shedir 2


Comment by trek on 23/4/2006 @ 11:36 am

I really like the hat. Did you notice how it blends beautifully with your blog’s colors?

Comment by Carol on 23/4/2006 @ 12:00 pm

I love it in the pink. I adore Shedir and your mini versions are gorgeous. I just wish my hands liked all those stitches being swapped about a bit more.

Comment by Belinda on 23/4/2006 @ 12:25 pm

I’ve started mine, it coming along nicely. You were right it’s not as scary as I first thought. I love the colour on the baby shedir, is the pic true to life?

Comment by Annette on 23/4/2006 @ 6:57 pm

Very nice hat!!

Comment by Julia on 23/4/2006 @ 10:54 pm

Über-CUTE!! I’m sure you’ll be getting some envious looks at the playground;-)

Comment by Michelle on 26/4/2006 @ 1:00 pm

I really like that baby hat that you have just knitted. And the colours very sweet too!!

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