Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Occasionally...

...I knit, too. Yep, it's true. Waaayyyy back in November I posted a "knitting agenda" which included project #5, which I did not want to go into. In case the recipient, or more accurately the recipient's mother, reads this here blog (I don't think she does, but, who knows). This ballet sweater is from a Jaeger book: Jaeger Designs for Babies and Toddlers by Debbie Bliss. The yarn is the very first "real" yarn I bought as a knitter, and umm, I don't remember what it is. It's acrylic (machine washable and dryable, just the thing for a mother of new baby and toddler!), it has a gauge of 25 stitches to the inch (which is, I am convinced, the perfect gauge), and the color is called "chilled cream". It's a perfect yarn for this sweater. The pattern calls for knitting the ties, but who can resist the siren call of gingham ribbon?

3 comments:

Stef said...

Absolutely stunning! I love the ribbon & the edging is fabulous!

eyeknit said...

Are you serious? 25 sts to the inch? That's about 3x more stitches than I can handle in any given inch. ...and here I am, complaining about my Tiboodoo baby sweater that's 45 sts in 4"! I'll shut up now, and go knit.

Amy

Lee said...

Heh. A little thing about me and numbers: I don't remember my own phone number. Make that 25 stitches to 4 inches. 45 to 4" is WAAAAYYY more impressive!