Monday, June 06, 2005

There once was a sweater from Nantucket

Hey, that's not a Haiku. But this is:

and so's this:

These are the preblocked Haiku for my husband's softball teammate's daughters (the second daughter is expected to make her appearance any day now). Though the photo doesn't show it, the yellow one is newborn-sized and the green is for two-year-old Amelia. I hope they will take a photo of the girls wearing the sweaters. Haiku is a very easy pattern.
Details: Cotton Ease in Banana Cream and Pistachio; pattern Haiku from Knitty; buttons from Wild and Woolly, Lexington.

Making good progress on Rosebud, but the stockinette in the round on size 5 needles was getting dull, so I have begun a Bob from Knitty. Instead of the cotton I am trying out Plymouth Sunsette - it's rayon, but not as annoying as Lion Microspun. And working ribbing has been a nice change (I am easily amused, I guess). Grumperina thinks I should alter the raglan seams to make them narrower. I hope I can figure out how to do that.

The Sunsette was acquired at the Wild and Woolly sale along with a bag of Tahki New Tweed, so I can make Subway Knitter's Spring Breeze top. Yay! I really like that one. Turns out she also got her New Tweed at the last W&W sale.

Oh, and I decided to frog the shapely tank. The ribbon was just too heavy when knit tightly and the short row bust looked odd, so I need to find another pattern that takes better advantage of the drapey ribbon. I'm thinking maybe a mesh tank that I would wear over a camisole or something. Or maybe just a shawl. Though I don't really wear shawls. Hmm. What would you do with 800 yards of Filati Must ribbon in a raspberry color? It's narrower and heavier than Zen and Glace, so those patterns don't really work for this ribbon.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love these wee sweaters! So cute.

12:51 PM  
Blogger Stacy said...

Very cute! Anna P. said she was going to bring Amelia in to meet us in 9-250 because we hear so much about her every day. Apparently she is playing nanny during the birth and new baby transition.

4:46 PM  
Blogger Bookish Wendy said...

Those sweaters are adorable! Nice work.

8:57 PM  

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