Wednesday, May 21, 2008

On To Smaller Things!

After the disappointment of Jaden I thought I'd move on to smaller things - where size doesn't really matter! But first I'd like to say thank you for all your kind comments. I know I'm not alone when it comes to making mistakes in knitting, we all do it, some just more than others! And when it comes to knitting things for myself I feel like I do it way too often - but you live and learn. Even though I've been knitting for years I still feel like I only know the basics and I can't 'tweak' a pattern like some of you do to get that perfect fit.... but that's ok. And I agree with what Alison said 'thank goodness so much of the joy is in the knitting' - she's totally right.

I did like Tienne's suggestion of knitting a lace panel for the front and I do have enough yarn to do that, but because I'm not happy with the sleeves either I think it will still be a 'froggy' project somewhere down the road.

So, on to smaller things. . . . I have a baby shower to go to on June 14th. It's for a neighbor who is expecting a little boy in August. I love Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, and I love cables and of course I love knitting baby things because they are so small and don't take any time at all. Put all those things together, and you get . . . . . 'Little Charmer', found in my latest copy of Simply Knitting.

The pattern is taken from her new book 'Baby Cashmerino 3'. I can't see it on Ravelry yet. I'm knitting a size 3-6mths and it looks tiny. I think I will need to block it so you can see the knit and purl columns better like in the pattern. I'm planning on knitting a pair of booties to match with the white trim too. I only have the neck and armholes to pick up and knit and the vest will be finished.

And I also couldn't resist THIS! I bought the pattern yesterday and cast on using some Caron Simply Soft I had in stash. I just want to see how cute it turns out, then I'll try to get the Tahki cotton the pattern calls for, although my LYS might not have it in so I may use the Berroco Touche which I often see Jill using for her Itty Bitty Hats :-)

So, that's what small things are on my needles this week. Other than that I will continue with the cable cardigan for me, but that might be a slow process with more itty bitty knits in between ;-)


11 comments:

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What an adorable vest! I also like the new pattern you found - too cute. Don't be discouraged. Knitting is a learning process and every single knitter out there has frogged projects that weren't coming out as they had hoped. You are an incredible knitter and knitting for yourself isn't that different that knitting the beautiful baby things you do.

kim said...

The vest is great. I also love the Debbie Bliss yarns. Very "sproingy." How cute is that lady bug hat?! I think sometimes that baby knits are the most gratifying. Even if the size isn't perfect, you know they will grow into them.

Marie said...

What a cute vest! I just love cables on babies. It never fails to look so sweet.
Sometimes I have to walk away from knitting projects too before I can fix/frog them. I go back to them when I can no longer remember how long it took me to knit them. =)

Suzanne said...

The vest is simply adorable!! I have some baby knitting to do also. Might be a great thing! Thanks for sharing.
Suzanne

nuttyirishman said...

Your mojo is coming back! Way to hang in there and not have breakdown as I would have done after Jaden.

This is absolutely adorable! :-)

sue said...

The vest looks adorable. I cant wait to see how your ladybird hat turns out. I have been thinking about purchasing the pattern since Susan released it, and I really love the antennae on the top, so cute.

peaknits said...

aw, the vest is darling! And that hat - I too have been thinking I may need that one! sa-weet!

tiennie said...

That is so sweet!

Ren said...

the vest is too cute! i agree about knitting for babies because one thing is pretty certain -- they grow! : )

Ann said...

Love the vest - it's so gorgeous. Great job!

Philigry said...

oh, that vest! i love it!