Friday, 29 June 2012

FO Friday - Puerperium Cardigan

I have completed the little cardi. I really like the colours, I seem to have an aversion to blue and pink for children!

I posted a picture of the half-finished cardi on my facebook page to ask my cousin if she liked the colours (she did!). This resulted in a commission for a second sweater from a friend of mine who has just become a great-uncle. He is paying and is very enthusiastic so that makes up for the extra knitting :) I ordered some pineapple ceramic buttons from eBay because the colours looked perfect. Unfortunately they had sharp pointy bits! I didn't think this was suitable for newborns so I got out my trusty pliers and mutilated modified the buttons.

Button before

Eek! Spiky!

I was pleased with the result and now had some rather rustic but handsome oval buttons to sew to the cardi. Now to finish the other one for my cousin.......

Hopefully it isn't noticeable unless you know!

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

WIPW - Baby Bright!

I said that I was craving a bright project and I wasn't lying! I am knitting the Puerperium Cardigan by Kelly Brooker in a bright yellow variegated colourway of Isis. It is really small, so I don't know how practical it will actually be for my cousin who is expecting a baby in August. Her husband is 6'2"...and all babies seems to grow so quickly and never fit into the correct clothes for their age. I've heard of so many new parents buying newborn sized clothing for their babies and not being able to use it due to the size of their mammoth offspring :) Why don't the clothes companies just change the labelling?

But I do really love the colours. The yarn is a bit stiff and unyielding as you'd expect from cotton and I wonder if I'm knitting tighter than usual as I try not to let any loose plies poke out of the knitting.

What is pure cotton yarn actually practical for anyway apart from washcloths? I think this is why I've sold or swapped most of the cotton in my stash!

So ickle!

Friday, 8 June 2012

FO Friday - Scrappy Sock Cardi

I finally finished this cute cardi with four little green buttons. I think contrasting buttons are best on baby knits so it's easy to see if any are missing.

All finished! :)

I'm happy with it but now I have a craving for a bright or striped knit!

Sorry for the bad picture, the weather is truly pants here!