Yesterday I promised pictures; today I deliver! Here’s the finished sweater. Note how the purlwise bind off on the right side makes the edge look so nicely finished.
And here are the buttons. I love little Miss Mouse! The pinks are perfect together.
February Baby Sweater from Knitter’s Almanac, by Elizabeth Zimmermann. Two and a partial balls of Sublime Baby Cashmere merino silk dk, size 6 needles.
Other than the previously mentioned “read ahead” issues, I’m pretty pleased with how this turned out.
I’m not sure the yarn was a perfect choice; I was really looking for Socks that Rock Heavyweight in their Rose Quartz or Rosebud colorways, but they weren’t available at my LYS, and I was shopping on a deadline for vacation knitting. I fell for this scrumptious pink. The yarn is luscious to work with, soft and springy, although I did tend to have problems with splitting because it’s pretty loosely spun. Also, I didn’t notice when I bought it that it’s hand wash, but I hope the new mom will forgive me because the yarn is so yummy. I can offer to do the washings! It looks and feels great.
While I was on vacation, I was tagged by Susan. I’m just now catching up. The tag rules are as follows:
1. Link to the person who “tagged” you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post.
5. Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know your entry is up.
Let’s see, six random things:
I’ve been to Paris, once, and would love to go back. I’m a terrible swimmer, and am afraid of large expanses of water (but had a lovely vacation despite that). I love Tudor history. I eat the same thing for breakfast nearly every day: toasted english muffin with peanut butter. I love to sing, mostly folkie stuff. And last but not least, I worked for five summers in an Alaskan salmon cannery on Kodiak Island to pay for college.