Sunday, April 13, 2008

Check List

Keep plugging away at Roza's Take Two Socks.

Eat Lunch.

Finish Curly's Baby Shrug.

Head right to yarn shop for more yarn to make a hooded sweater from Special Knits by Debbie Bliss.

I appear to have my priorities in order. So on to some serious knitting. It seems everyone I know is having a baby! Oh a scary thought, I know. But it's good for me because I can knit some cutie-pa-tootie baby items in no time flat. Not to mention the cost is easy on the check book.

So here is a baby shrug I knit for someone near and dear to my heart. We'll call her Curly for the sake of Internet anonymity. This pattern is from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss. If you know me at all, you know that I have been a fan of Debbie's since I first began knitting. This is especially true of her baby designs. They are classic and seem so simple. Yet, anyone who has knit them knows they are not. So when I had to come up with a quick gift, viola, Debbie comes through in a pinch. Here are some details:

Pattern: Baby Shrug from Simply Baby by Debbie Bliss
Yarn: Debbie Bliss Merino Aran in Chocolate Brown
Needles: US 8 Bamboo Circular for the body and US 7 Bamboo Circular for the cuffs
Started: April 4, 2008
Finished: April 12, 2008
Notes: First, I substituted yarn, though in the Aran and Debbie Bliss lines. The pattern calls for two balls to complete a 3-6 month size. Slight fib there (unless of course the Cashmerino Aran has more yardage than the Merino Aran, which in all honesty, I have not verified). This necessitated a return trip to the yarn shop for a third ball. Other than some risky business picking up stitches along the edges, this shrug went off without a hitch. Quick, easy and cute.

Now for the new baby project I mentioned earlier. My sister JJ is coming to visit and bringing her kids! Aunt Trixie is all a jitter for this visit because sister is very pregnant and having a little boy! Yea! I have already knit the sweater once for my Boo-boo and will give it to her for her oldest son. Now I can knit a second one that matches for the new son! Personally, I'm not into the dressing the kids alike thing, but sister is. So I hope this will make her very happy.

1 comment:

Robin said...

I know just what you mean about the Debbie Bliss patterns! They end up looking good in the end, but it can be a bit of a process getting there!