Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Work in Progress Wednesday

First, a finished product that appeared in WIP Wednesday a couple of weeks ago -- a cabled baby sweater in Knit Picks Shine Sport, knit in size 0-3 months.

I finally finished it up a couple of days ago. I wasn't sure how I wanted to block it; finally I just sewed it all up and threw it in the washing machine. Partially dried in the drier. Sewed on some buttons, and it's done. It's been donated to an auction, where it will probably appear in a basket of baby goods.

And over the weekend, some doll knitting occurred:

American Girl cabled cardigan, knit in Bernat Satin Sport Solids. The yarn was cheap at Michael's. It was okay to knit with, but picking up that first row of crochet for the edge was a nightmare -- the yarn kept splitting.

I don't know if the auction will have a basket of American Girl-type goods. If not, someone here would like to own it (although I've been told it looks better on Kit).

And, the latest project: Trellis from Knitty, knit in Lion Brand CottonEase. I thought I could bang this out quickly. This is how far I've gotten in the past 24 hours:

I cast on for size 12 months, and it looked HUGE on the needles. So I ripped it out and started over in a smaller size. We'll see how far I get in the next few days. If all goes well, this will be for the auction. But I might ditch it and knit a couple of pairs of baby booties, then call it quits on the auction knitting.

As usual,Mrs. H is the inspiration for WIP Wednesday. More people need to link to her, so go start making something now!


Tara said...

wow! There are going to be some happy – and lucky –auction recipients. I can't believe how fast you knit!

kitten said...

I just admire you! Wonderful job!

Mrs. H. said...

Wow, you have been busy! I love all the little sweaters, they are too cute. I really need to do another sweater for my two-year-old. Kids always look cute in handknits.

mermaids said...

love the AG doll sweater!