Sunday, February 3, 2013

Cables, baby!

I finally finished my second knitting project for Baby S. It's a cabled jacket and matching knee socks in a burgundy baby merino. The pattern is one available on Ravelry from Drops Design. It is for the jacket, socks and a blanket (which I opted not to make). The pattern itself has some issues, being relatively poorly written, but once I managed to decipher the more confusing sections the overall product turned out really well. I extended the cabling around the hood after looking at some other knitters' versions of the project. I've got about 1.5 skeins of the yarn left (I seem to have this issue frequently because I knit pretty tightly), so I have cast on the 1940s Knitted Turban pattern from the V&A. It's knitting up really quickly. I'm about a quarter of the way finished with it after a brief amount of work last night.



I also got a wonderful surprise from my older brother this morning. He showed up on my porch a little while ago with a glider rocking chair for the baby room, complete with easily removable cushions. Now I don't have to steal the one from my parents' house ;)


For some reason I can't get this picture to rotate, but you get the idea. This is the first time I've ever made socks, and I had never worked short rows before. Again, the pattern was a little difficult to decipher at points, but once I got it figured out the socks turned out well also.


6 comments:

  1. Everything looks great! The sweater and socks are so cute - love the color. And love the chair!

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  2. That is gorgeous! I love cables. I really need to knit some cardigans for Imogen for winter coming up.

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  3. Me encanta el ajuar que estás creando para ese bebé, seguro que llena tus días de felicidad! No sabía que además de una grandiosa costurera, eras también una tejedora escepcional!!! Todo lo que has hecho es tan hermoso!!!! Donde puedo encontrarte en Raverly??

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    1. ¡Mil gracias, Rosy! Puedo decir lo mismo de todo tus proyectos. Siempre haces algo increíble. Me puedes buscar en Ravelry bajo el nombre "eviecat" (un apodo viejo que me regaló mi mejor amiga).

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  4. Just adorable and a fab colour too. Looking forward to seeing the turban!

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  5. Absolutely adorable!! I love this colour too!
    I recently found the 1940s turban pattern on the V&A website and absolutely have to make one! :)

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