a caffeinated knitter who often knits furiously at midnight in a futile attempt to make a dent in her rapidly growing stash...
Thursday, February 01, 2007
For My Little Star
Yarn: Rowan Cotton Glace (100% cotton), #809 Pier - 3 balls, #800 Bud - 1 ball, #725 Ecru - 1 ball (125 yd [115m] / 50g) Pattern: Adorable Knits for Tots by Zoe Mellor Needles: Addi Turbo US size 4 (3.5 mm) / 24" circular Size: For 1-2 Yrs (Chest circumference 25" Length 13.5") Start: November 6, 2006 Finish: January 31, 2007
線材: Rowan Cotton Glace (100% 棉), #809 淺藍 - 3 球, #800 淺綠 - 1 球, #725 乳白 - 1 球 (125 yd [115m] / 50g) 圖樣: Adorable Knits for Tots by Zoe Mellor 針號: 3.5 mm/60 cm 輪針 尺寸: 1~2歲 (胸圍25寸 長13.5寸) 開始: 2006/11/06 完成: 2007/01/31
Finally, I finished it. This is the first sweater I made for my baby boy Connor. I fell in love with it the first time I saw the book on the store shelves. Most people make baby clothes "before" the babies arrive. I procrastinated till now... feeling guilty... Actually I was still working before Connor was born. A really stressful job, 50-60 hours a week, day and night. Even though I put in all those overtime, our project was still lagging behind. All I can say is, our project planning was done very optimistically... At the time, I was lucky if I got enough sleep. I knitted, but just some easy, mindless scarves and ponchos. Looking back now, it was probably good that I didn't bother making clothes for Connor. Like all babies, he grew out of his clothes every 2-3 months. And during his infant stage, he spit up all the time. I usually had to change his clothes 3-4 times a day, did laundry almost every other day. I don't think my handknits can take this kind of abuse.
This is also the first time I tried the intarsia technique. OMG! It is tedious! Lots of planning and counting blocks on the chart. And tons of loose ends. I counted, there were a total of 49 loose ends in this little sweater. 49! I know, there are a lot more sophisticated intarsia FOs out there, mine is easy compared to them. But this is about as much as I am willing to do. I will think twice before I embark on another intarsia project.