Knitting, finally

I really have been knitting! Still plugging away at my ruffle tank, but it’s nowhere near done. I interrupted work on it to make another baby bolero, this time in pink. I love this pattern; it’s so quick at 4.5 stitches per inch.

pink bolero 2

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This might give you a better idea of the actual size.

pink bolero

Baby Bolero from One Skein by Leigh Radford
Mirasol T’ika 100% pima cotton, 2 50 gram balls
US Size 8 needles
Mods: same as the previous blue one; I used a three needle bind off at the shoulder and then picked up the sleeves and knit down on dpns, instead of knitting them separately and sewing them in. No seaming! Do you try to avoid seaming, too? I know that this little sweater would have languished, waiting for a deadline before I would have seamed it. No worries, now.

I also made this quilt square, to go into a group project for the same baby.

square

I avoided sewing it for 2 months. Deadlines are my friend!

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13 responses to “Knitting, finally

  1. Wow, welcome back! It looks like you had an amazing trip.
    I’ve been thinking about making that bolero for awhile. Yours is very nice. Hooray three needle bind off!

  2. super cute square! Unending talents!

  3. Halfway Crafter

    The baby bolero is very cute, I’m sure it’s recipient will love it.
    And I hear you about deadlines… I definately need them looming over me before I ‘spring’ into action!

  4. Welcome back! It’s been fun following you on your travels. The baby bolero looks really lovely.

  5. love love love love!!

  6. The baby boleros are exquisite! Some lucky baby will be uber-cute!

  7. What a cute baby bolero. Great color too!

  8. I love your quilt square I can’t remember seeing it when I was there – it is perfect. The sweater is gorgeous. I think I’ll make Baby-Bib O’Loves for her – better go get some girly cotton.

  9. Such a cute baby sweater! I love that pattern too!

  10. I hear you; I avoid seaming like the plague! Beutiful sweater – lucky baby!

  11. I loved making that pattern, it was so cute. Yours will be beautiful on a baby girl.

  12. What? This is a knitting blog? :) Very cute!

  13. And the bolero is so darn cute!