Sunday, 21 October 2012

The Sunday Yarn - 21 Oct 2012

This week has seen me working on two baby cardigans at once!  I'm 'sharing' the size 10 (3.25mm) needles between the two patterns, which isn't strictly necessary as there are another two pairs in my mum's needle bag, but doing it this way makes me work on both and not just do the easy and quick one to the neglect of the slower, more complex design with the finer yarn as I have to make sure that the right guage needles are free at the right time.

I've got almost one sleeve done on the lemon piece.  I do like this one - both the snuggly yarn (texture AND colour) and the pattern, but it takes a fair bit longer, of course.  I've 30 rows left to do on this sleeve now.  The first of the two balls of yarn is coming to an end and I'm beginning to get concerned that there'll be enough!  I've decided not to even attempt matching mittens as I'm sure there won't be enough yarn for those.


I've also started this green version of the white one I've already done.  This one is a size larger and, wouldn't you know it, the back is actually larger than the lemon back even though the lemon one is a size larger again! Go figure, as you American ladies say!=)  Anyway, I plan to decorate this one with purple trims and flowers but, as it's a larger size, I doubt I'll have enough yarn for bootees as well, so I'll just settle for mittens this time.


I was browsing the shop where I got the lemon yarn and found two balls of the flecked peachy-pink below going for only 99p each. There were also stacks of yellow ones, but I liked this one best and the shade seemed to me to be far more suited to a Chinese baby's colouring than our blue-ish pinks would be.


That's all for this week, I'm afraid!

Text and images © Elizabeth Braun 2012

6 comments:

Rachel Cotterill said...

Cute :-) And sharing the needles is a good idea for tiny items, I hadn't thought of that.

Elizabeth Braun said...

Oh no, I didn't mean that! I meant that for one project I need sizes 12 and 10, but 8 and 10 for the other, so the 10's have to be ready for the other project's needs. That way I don't just work on one, but they more or less have to be developed in tandem. There wouldn't be room on the needles to physically share - not even for baby clothes!=)

Rachel said...

Good progress, all the same!

Isabelle said...

it is lovely. the colors are so sweet !

Doris Campos said...

lovely color, i like the stitches too.

Caroline B said...

Had to laugh about the sharing needles - maybe I should have all my knitting WIPs on one set then they might get done....
You are doing well - that green one is very sweet too.

 
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