Sunday, July 23, 2006


A series of fortunate events

Here is another ensemble du bebe of which I am rather proud. The sweater is Daisy from Knitty, made in the pattern-recommended Butterfly 10 cotton, and rather than embellish the garment with applique, I decided to keep things simple and add little daisy buttons. The hat--very different colorway showing up in this photo than in the actual item--is from the first Not Just Socks book. Yarn: Mountain Colors Bearfoot--left over from a pair of socks I knit last November.

Now here is a bad photo of the WIP I displayed in my last post. I'm usually not so easily swayed to do something different at a point where it's too late to start over. But I couldn't resist a fellow knitter's suggestion while I was knitting at Lint to stop where I was (the English lace in the yoke) and switch to another color in yarn the same gauge, as I was concerned about running out of the hard-to-find Kairo. So in the face of seeming irrefutable logic, I took the plunge and switched to Rowan Cotton Glace in black. I've knit the front of the garment almost up to the beginning of the English lace, and my plan is to make 2 identical pieces and do the picot edging around the neck and armholes in the black. It'll be a higher front neck than I had planned, but should still be cool enough to wear through the heat of August and September.

My DH said the color change didn't look like an afterthought (17 years of marriage has taught him something!) but I won't be fully convinced until I actually have the thing finished, blocked and on. No matter how it looks, though, I'm still gonna wear the thing! It has been a Hell of a lot of knitting.

It's gorgeous!
The colour change just adds to its beauty!
It does look like "a Hell of a lot of knitting."

It's a shame I am more of an instant gratification knitter - because I really, really like it.
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