Monday, August 16, 2010

Too Much Cuteness for One Weekend

I spent the weekend working diligently on a couple of projects and finishing nothing. I guess that's the way it goes sometimes. I thought I would have more finished considering they're both baby sized sweaters but at least it's not taking me as long as an adult sized sweater.


I was able to get the second sleeve finished Saturday night. I soaked it in some Eucalan and blocked it out to dry. Then all of a sudden I was like, whoa (That's the Californian coming out in me)! It looked super huge. I was afraid of it fitting the baby properly to begin with and now it looked like it was going to fit a toddler! So I measured. It was actually fine. It was late and being too tired tends to lead to me overreacting in some capacity. That's typical. It matched up to the finished measurements perfectly. 


I also think that the sleeve and body stitches evened out a bit so my gauge doesn't look totally crazy. 


Overall, I'm pretty pleased with how it is turning out. I'm planning on making a little trip to the fabric store today to pick out the buttons for this. 

I'm also working on a sample knit for Alana of Never Not Knitting. It is the Playful Stripes Cardigan in the six month size. Even though it looks a bit like a fiddly mess right now, it is just the cutest thing ever. 

Warning: Do not make this pattern if you are trying to convince yourself that you are not ready to have children. The overall and complete darling-ness of this cardigan will try to convince you otherwise.

8 comments:

  1. Have fun picking the buttons ~ the only aspect of "finishing" that I enjoy - LOL

    The stripy cardigan is adorable ~ looking forward to seeing the little ones modeling :)

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  2. The stripy cardi is so adorable!

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  3. I'm lovin' BOTH of those little beauties! Looking forward to seeing the end products!

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  4. loving both of them, but you are right...that playful stripes sweater is too cute!!

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  5. I have been eyeing that playful stripes for my girls. Too cute. And, I love the simplicity of the baby sophisticate. Can't wait to see what buttons you use!

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  6. So cute! I love that second one. I am going to find a project and follow a patter and finish... Now to choose what!

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  7. I love both of these.
    Looking forward to seeing the buttons.

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  8. I love the bottom one - nice colour combo's! Very darling yes!

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