Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Seed Stitch Baby Hoodie

Well, I had a really big 'mad' at the blog last night! I spent over an hour working on it ... I had carefully selected a variety of photos, and written a lengthy, eloquent entry, and then hit 'publish'. Goodness only knows where it ended up, because it was never more to be seen! G-R-R-R!!! In future, I will save it as a draft before I hit publish ... hopefully that will elimate any future issues.
Knit this little cutie from the Vogue Knitting for Babies tiny book, using Debbie Bliss Denim Aran yarn (from my stash). It took almost 9 balls, surprisingly, but there really isn't much yardage on those balls ... 65m. The rolled edge is knitted on after all the sewing is done, with a smaller needle. The only change I made to the pattern was to make I-cord loops for the closure, instead of the called for I-cord bow ties. Now I need to hunt up some fabulous toggle buttons, and this will be done like dinner! I made the 12 month size, which is usually the smallest that I go (unless it's a very washable yarn) as babies are usually past the spit up stage by that point, and therefore the required frequency of washing usually diminishes. Although it looks as though there is a lighter band in the middle, it's only because of my poor photography skills.

I spent the majority of the day yesterday, in the waiting room at the eye specialist's with my mother-in-law, who suffers from macular degeneration. I don't do the idle/waiting thing very well, so ensured that I had lots to keep me occupied, including a good book, and a baby hat on my Addi circulars. I used to use only Cascade Fixation Yarn for these projects, but now have found that Elann also carries a similar product called Espirit. I'm really not one for variagated yarn, but they do have some fabulous earthy colourways. It's also terrific for little baby socks ... colourful, plus, because of the elasticity, they stay up/on! Photo to follow ...

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