Friday, July 14, 2006

Where has all the knitting gone?

I *have* been knitting...really, I have! Here's proof...my first-ever completed sweater! As you can see, Natalie was totally thrilled to be modeling her new cardigan - and pay no attention to Ethan in his jammies...







The pattern is an Ann Norling pattern for a simple, bottom-up kid's raglan sweater, with several options for gauge and style. The yarn is Araucania Nature Cotton that I rescued from Cookie A's stash! The buttons are La Mode, from JoAnn's, and I love them. The sweater did turn out a bit bigger than I anticipated, but I'm glad. I had hoped that Natalie would be able to wear it next year, too, and clearly, that will be possible.

I haven't done any sock knitting lately, but I did decide to try out Cara's idea of the log cabin using a random number generator instead of an actual pattern. Natalie has been asking for a blanket and while these colors would not be MY first choice, they are right up her alley. Since this will be an everyday, drag around the house sort of blanket, I went with Caron Simply Soft. Acrylic, yes, but should last forever.

5 comments:

Michelle said...

Cute sweater! I love the buttons! Congrats on the finish.

Cookie said...

The sweater is adorable! You knit that really fast, wow. I'm somewhat jealous that I didn't have enough for a sweater for myself. :-)

I'm so glad to have destashed the yarn to a more loving home though. She looks so cute in that sweater!

Starfish said...

Great sweater, love the color and the buttons. I've got to try one of those log cabin blankies, all the kids are doing them now. It's a great project for scraps.

Jenn said...

Great sweater and great buttons! I'm making a log cabin for The Girl out of the Simply Soft too - no keepsakes here! :) Yours looks great!

caro said...

The sweater is totally cute. The buttons really are perfect!