Saturday, March 29, 2008

Time keeps on slippin', slippin', slippin'

And lo, today is the day of a particular baby shower... the one THIS was meant for:



Fortunately, as of this morning it is now:

This is a pre-washing photo; I gave it a little run through the machine and dryer (on low) to soften it up and do some pre-shrinking. Rowan All Seasons Cotton is 60/40 cotton/acrylic, and it can be machine washed, but it says not to tumble dry. However, when making baby things, I always run them through the dryer. The best-intentioned of parents will throw the handknits into the dryer, because parenting is too crazy for special care, so I try to pre-shrink things first. I do suggest that the item be hung or draped to dry, but this way it won't be a disaster if it's not.

The pattern I used is just my Little Star, substituting some manly 3-2 rib for the star stitch. I found a couple minor errors in my Little Star pattern; I'll try to fix those this weekend and re-post.
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By the way, now that I have read your comments on my last post, I'm pretty embarrassed about my stash. However, this won't stop me from buying more yarn! And, I seem to have led some of you into the perdition that is Moo. Ha ha. My work here is done.

3 comments:

Jen said...

That's an absolutely adorable sweater, Valerie!

As to stash...I have no intention of ever actually counting what I have. Knowing the volume of it wouldn't change how I work with it, so what's the point? :)

Julie Schuler said...

It's making my mouth water! Seeing all these yarn projects. It's been soooo long since I've been able to knit. This is the first time in a long time that I've had NO yarn in the house!

Great knitting, and I love the socks!

jaedoe said...

what a cute lil sweater all those pieces became...gosh never heard of Moo till now.