aswim in knits

Monday, May 16, 2005


So, the Red Sox sweater is finished. (Yeah, I mentioned that already, huh?) I even cleaned up the living room and put all my knit stuff back where it belongs. Along the way, I decided to assess the WIP list...

  • Sox sweater and mother's day washcloths? Finito!

  • Sitcom Chic? Definitely too big. Need to make the medium, not the large. Riiiiip!

  • Broadripple socks? Maybe I'm just not a sock person, but they aren't calling my name. Still in the WIP pile though, as I would like to wear them.

  • Dulaan hat? Black acrylic/wool blend. Not inspiring, but well intentioned. Still sitting on the table.

So, I restarted the Sitcom Chic. Not only did I need to make a smaller size, I also went down a needle size this time. I had to knit pretty tight to get gauge on size 9 Addi's, so now I'm using the recommended size 8's. When I swatched, 9's were fine, but I guess I loosened up on a big piece. Claudia is right -- swatches lie!

Unfortunately, my size 8 Addi's are currently in use on the Dulaan hat! So, I tried a Susan Bates circ that I had hanging around. Eh. It was okay, but nothing like an Addi. So, the Sitcom Chic is on hold until the Dulaan hat is done. Good motivation to finish the hat, right?

Since I still had a good 40 minutes left of Crossing Jordan, I decided to start the Little Star sweater, from the cover of Adorable Knits for Tots.

Here is the back side so far, posing artfully with the bamboo plant in my office. The astute among you will realize that this is being made from the leftover yarn from the Sox sweater. I probably have enough yarn left to make at least 2 of these! This one will be for my cousin's baby boy, who is expected sometime early this summer.

Here is a close-up of the ribbing at the bottom.

This should be a nice fast knit. I still love Brown Sheep Cotton Fleece :)


  • Once you go Addi, you can never go back. I adore bamboo needles, but my bamboo circs are just *not*the*same* and it makes me itch to buy more Addis. Luckily, the bamboo ones cost about a 1/3 of the Addi, so my wallet keeps me sane! ;)

    By Blogger Jena the yarn harpy, at 5:55 PM  

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