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.

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.


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.