Sunday, October 22, 2006

Foothills Finished!

Got the second sleeve done and ends darned in last night. I gave it a little soak and spin and it dried overnight

Here's The Little Emperor himself modelling his new pullover:




This evening I found out that there's a new baby in my neighborhood, so I'm making a little cross-front cardigan in DK weight Encore for her. It's hard for me to wrap my mind around normal baby sizes as my guys were born huge and stayed big. The new neighbor is a little early, so I have to adjust my numbers down a bit, or she won't be wearing it for ages. It should be a quick knit.

My mind is reeling with possible projects. It's nice to feel so inspired, and so productive!

16 comments:

dadgar said...

What's wrong with plastic pumpkins?

Carol said...

Beautiful sweater & it looks great on the YE. You must have bionic arms! You're on the fast side of quick!

Jerry & Maxy said...

Productive and inspired - soooo exciting!

I went to Rhinebeck on Saturday, met Stitchy and Amy and Jillian and had quick banter with Debbie S. and the Harlot herself. AND I finished a little hat for Isabel.

Perhaps it's in the stars for the Scorpios :)

Jerry & Maxy said...

ps - I recognize dadgar!

Wendy said...

Looking good!

Just know that preemies grow quickly (even the super early one that I had), so you'll have to knit at least a 3 month or larger size! But I think you know that.

The blue is great on your boy.

Bezzie said...

I agree, that blue looks great on him!

YarnB said...

That is a beautiful sweater and a great color on him. He looks like a lot of fun!

Ruinwen said...

The sweater turned out great!

He looks so cute in it!

Ruinwen:)

MollyBeees said...

Beautiful sweater. What a cute little emperor you have there!

Laura said...

Looks like the LE likes his new sweater. He's such a cutie. So is the sweater.

I think you should make the baby a mini Kelebek. Call it a "swatch."

Sarah said...

Looks great!

He's so cute too. Looks like energetic is an understatement with the LE!

Great color on him too!

ericah64 said...

Sweater looks great! In the unmodelled pictures, it didn't look so boyish as it does on him.

I ditto Wendy's comment about preemies growing. As long as she's a healthy preemie, the preemie-sized stuff won't fit for long. Then again, it's not a large yarn investment, so you could easily make the same thing in preemie, 0-3 mos, 3-6 mos, 6-9 mos, etc. w/o using a tremendous amount of yarn. Baby items are good for a quick fix, too, when you want something that's done quickly.

Elizabeth said...

Thanks all. He is a high energy guy, but sweet, too.

Just for reference on preemies: my guys were 9-15 and 10-8 at birth and both approached 20 pounds by 3 months, so I really don't have a clue what's even normal for 3 month olds! My guys were zipping through sizes so fast, some clothes fit for only a week or two.

The sweater I'm making will be somewhat adjustable in the front, as it crosses over and I'll put something she can grow with a bit to close it. My secret for the sleeves is to make them almost straight then decrease around at the cuff. Make them a little long. The cuff holds it in place at the wrist and a little extra length gives a bit of room to grow.

Zonda said...

Nice job on the sweater! What a cutie, and seems he likes it too! :0

Sue, aka seiding said...

Wow, love the color, love the pattern, love the little boy! It's perfect on him. Does that stitch pattern have a name that you know of?

Elizabeth said...

Sue, I don't know if it has a formal name. I call it Seeded Rib, which might be the real name. Mine is worked on 3:1. In the round, knit one round; then k3, p1. Repeat.

Flat, you just K3, p1 on the right side and p the wrong side.