Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Moving on...

Hello! Thank you all for the compliments on Bea, this is one knit that I am really going to enjoy...and wear!
I know, the kits are expensive...the yarn is really nice, Kim Hargreaves designs are fabulous. Real, wearable knits. So, the big question...will I get another?
Yes, probably. I am waiting for the fall preview...oh I can't wait!

Now, on to gift knits.
This one is suppose to be a Christmas knit for the new niece, due in September...
I decided on Debbie Bliss's Cable and Moss Stitch Jacket.
I couldn't make up my mind on the size I wanted to knit...I eventually decided to make if for this winter and spring...around 3-6 months. The pattern's smallest size is 6-12, so there is a little adjusting to do, not a big deal for baby knits...there is no real shaping to work out.



I am using a superwash wool...Tessa is the brand, I think (I'll double check later). Not loving this yarn...is feels a little crunchy...like it has acrylic in it...hopefully it will all work out in the wash!

Another knit I keep thinking about are these fingerless mitts...really loving these! I may knit them for a belated birthday gift...and then a pair for me!

10 comments:

reno said...

Hi !

Greetings from Belgium !

Cheers.

reno

Sharon G. said...

I started that jacket for my little girl back when I first started knitting and never checked to see if there were any mistakes in the pattern. I ended up getting frustrated and put it down...I did my in KP's Andean Silk. Anyhow, I don't know which edition you have, but the corrections are here: http://www.debbieblissonline.com/revision.htm

It's coming out beautifully...kudos to you for starting on your holiday knitting. Every year I tell myself that I should start in the summer...*sigh*

Stephanie said...

Very cute. I have some baby knits to make too. Oh, if only there was more time in the day.

Singular Stitches said...

You've motivated me to get started with *my* Christmas gifts now, too!

I recently read your knitting marathon last fall with your holiday gifts. It scared me into getting started now, because I knit nowhere near as fast as you do!

Diane said...

Great now I'll feel guilty if I don't start my Christmas knitting soon. The mitts are really nice.

sue said...

I made that jacket, and it turned out so big. Luckily the length was okay, but I did find the width could have been slimmed down a bit. Isabelle still loved to wear it though, and it is quite cute. Happy knitting.

LisaB said...

I love that jacket so far, great pattern.

Dorothy said...

It looks good so far.

Dipsy said...

Oh, this is coming along so fine - what a great pattern, and I love the color of the yarn you're using! Looking forward to seeing more of it!

The Sanguine Gryphon said...

I'm looking forward to seeing how this goes for you, because it's one I'd like to do as well. Just now I'm finishing up the cabled hoodie from that book, with no trouble found except that the trim around the hood is made with a seam which strikes me as unnecessary when it can be done as one long strip. Occam's razor of knitting: the design with the fewest seams is probably the right one.