Thursday, July 30, 2009

Seattle Heatwave Goes Well With Baby Yarn

While we're breaking records here with the heat, sipping lemonade and laying on the couch, wishing for central air conditioning...
What better time to begin a soft and light Ribbed Baby Jacket, from Debbie Bliss. The Baby Cashmerino feels soft and light in the hand. I am trying not to accidentally "felt" it by sweating while knitting! This is a very fast and easy knit. The back and sleeves are well on their way. I am so used to doing adult-sized sweaters, this is a treat to see such fast results.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Finishing Poppy!

This sweater will always remind me of our nice and warm February trip down to San Diego and our excursion to several yarn shops. My patient husband walked around the block while waiting for me to purchase a few more skeins to add to the "bouquet" of my Poppy sweater.

All done except a bit of steam blocking on the neckline and hem where the crochet edging is curling a bit. I LOVE THIS! But it is very, very HOT right now in Seattle so I cannot wear this yet!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Crochet Edging on Poppy

Shown here working on the crochet edging to finish off the neckline. Watched an easy tutorial on U-tube to do a Single Crochet Edge. Next to do will be the crochet edging on the hemline. Then I will seam in the sleeves and block this baby!

Shown here before doing any edging or sleeve seams. Since I changed my yarns multiple times for striping, it caused me much more work in weaving in the yarn ends. This was by choice and a variation on the original pattern which used much more Noro yarn in the yoke and sleeves, and did not require changing yarns as often. My Poppy Sweater is nearing completion! Just in time for another Seattle heatwave!