Tuesday, December 09, 2003  

Another Baby Sweater

Good thing I love this pattern... I've been recruited to knit another little baby sweater! When I went to the store to pick up more yarn, however, they were in the midst of a frenzied "25% off everything in the store" sale, so the selection was pretty picked over. I got a few skeins of what they had left- not nearly as cute as the blue/green yarn, but I think it'll do. Plus, 25% off! :) So I started that last night at choir, and am already to the sleeves. Ahhhh, baby knits + bulky yarn = happy projects.

Last night I got an email from a lovely guy looking for "tiger socks" for his girlfriend for Christmas... he had seen my opal pair on my site, and was hoping I could help him out. He was so nice that, if possible, I probably would have knit him a pair... but, well, tiger stripe yarn is pretty impossible to find.

The black yarn came from elann yesterday... I realized that the capri yarn I had bought ages ago really wants to be knit doubled. Consequently, I figured that I wouldn't have enough yardage with just the green... and of course, the green is gone now. So I ordered some black... I think I'll be able to mix the two nicely. My preliminary sketch-

I think I'm going to add a bit of fair isle at the color change across the chest and upper arms. I also think I'll do a picot edge on the cuffs and waist to give it a little more of a feminine look. I have the measurements, and I have my gauge... but now I need to start writing up a pattern! Perhaps after I finish the baby sweater, I'll let myself get started. :)

I'm still plugging along on Mosaic... I'm about 3/4 of the way through the 2nd strip (out of 5 total). If I really keep on it, I'll probably be able to finish before January... but we'll see. I have to remember that it'll take me some time to sew those seams...

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