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.

呼! 終於做好了... 這是我第一次織衣服給寶貝兒子Connor, 小名"卡比"(唸二聲 - 不想用"鼻"這個字, 像卡到鼻子... 嘻... ) 在店裡看到書時就好喜歡這件. 很多人可能在baby出生前就織好了小孩衣物, 我一件也沒織. 其實那時還在上班, 公司project忙到不行, 每週工作50~60小時, 進度還是趕不來, 壓力好大, 休息睡覺都來不及了, 自然織的也少. 再來, 小baby長大很快, 一件衣服可能穿不到2~3個月就太小了, 又容易弄髒. 卡比小時候吐奶吐的很兇, 常常一天內換三~四次衣服, 至少每兩天要洗一次衣服, 有些污垢還洗不掉. 怕手織品禁不起這樣洗, 所以心想等卡比大一點了再織吧!


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.

這是我第一次嘗試用intarsia的方法做顏色變化. 我的天啊! 實在是有夠囉嗦. 要先計劃好在什麼地方換線接線, 要算格子. 織好後線頭一大堆, 我算過啦, 整件衣服一共有49個線頭. 49個!! 下次除非是碰到超愛的樣子, 不然大概不會再輕易做這種麻煩的工.

7 comments:

Annie said...

Such a cute star sweater!It'll be so adorable when little conner put on it.But where is our little model?!

Tcknit said...

Don't you mean OMG? Hehe...
Love this little sweater...I wonder if I get to keep it after Conner's done with it?!

I still don't feel well, ~sigh~, so tired that I don't have energy to check my emails (normally check daily), no knitting...just want to lay down and watch TV...maybe I should enjoy it while I still can...right?!

Nora said...

Beautiful knitting and colours.

小福 said...

好漂亮喔,跟書上一模一樣呢
真想看小朋友穿上的樣子

Anita said...

呵呵~真可愛~可以跟書上1:1
真羨慕可以用英文寫knittingblog~
真的很棒~你的作品都很精緻~
賞心悅目!!

Cafe Knitter said...

Thank you all for your compliments! Finally got the sweater on my little boy (see the other posting...)

To TCKnit:
Thanks for catching that. I just corrected my posting. Sometimes spelling things out has its advantages... And of course you can have this sweater when Connor outgrows it. The colors are good for either boy or girl! ;) Have plenty of rest and enjoy while you can!

To Anita:
歡迎啊! 妳的作品才是好美呀! 有空來坐坐啊!

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