It isn't too bad. I am sure that it isn't perfect, but I like the feel of the yarn. I am knitting in Cotton Fleece on size 7 needles. I decided to do a sleeve first (thanks to Goodkarma) so I could get the diagonal pattern down. I am glad I did because I definitley started over once or twice. I also took down the amount of ribbing...I am pretty short, so I am just assuming that the sleeves will be way to long. Well, I am happy with it so far. It seems like it will be a pretty quick knit. I am liking the pattern, it keeps it interesting. Now I just have to finish it in time to wear it for spring.
Pattern: Just the Classic Sock Pattern
Yarn: KnitPicks's Memories Sock Yarn
Needles: Size 3 dpn's
Start-Finish: March19-March 21
So, now that I am back on the bandwagon for socks, I want to try out cabled socks and dyeing my own yarn for socks....Stay Posted.
One thing that I have to say is that I love Dale of Norway patterns. They are so intricate and have so many details. Their yarn is so lovely too. I knitted a beautiful hat for my daughter that was in three colors of Dale's Baby Wool. I am blanking on the colors at the moment, but will post when I go upstairs to look. The pattern was a bit confusing at first until I realized that the at had a hem in it which makes it oh so much more comfy. She loves wearing it. It was a first attempt at fairisle as well and it was fun. I enjoyed the continually changing pattern. It keeps it interesting.
The pompom is to die for...probably a little big for the hat, but cute as anything.
Pattern: Baby Hat out of the Dale of Norway Book #110
Yarn: Baby Wool by Dale
Needles: circular and dpn sizes 0 and 2
So, I had made plenty of baby things prior to Caroline's arrival, but we didn't know that it was a she at that point and I have not had the opportunity to make anything specifically for her yet. First on the list was Baby Shrug shown in Debbie Bliss' Simply Baby. I decided to knit it for my friend Jenn who is due with her first baby girl in May. I just finished this last night. I started it on Saturday morning, so it knit up really fast. It was an easy knit, nothing much to it, but looks adorable when finished. I ended up using some Rowan Cashsoft Aran that I had stashed away and it is now on a favorites list of mine. I loved the feel of it and I know that Jenn's baby will too...it is soooo soft. I had Caroline try it on last night before her bath....it is a little big and Caroline is a little small.
Pattern: Debbie Bliss' Baby Shrug
Yarn: Rowan Cashsoft Aran in
Start/Finish: March 10-15
Size: 3-6 months
#skeins: 2 and 1/4
My husband Ben and I live in a new house with this new baby and we are starting to get used to this life. Although, can you really ever get used to it. Our beautiful baby girl is the apple of my eye and she is nothing like I expected, especially since we were convinced that SHE was going to be a HE. Nothing of motherhood is as I expected it to be, but it is starting to become much better than I expected.