Thursday, October 11, 2007

Ta-Da!!!

Maxime was fairly cooperative yesterday, so I was able to finish the Tulip Baby Cardigan.
To recap, the cardigan is knit with Dream in Color Classy Worsted Merino (from a kit purchased at Pick Up Sticks), using 5.5 mm and 4.5 mm needles. I absolutely loved this project. The yarn is delicious (I'll be using it to make this cardigan in the not too distant future), the colours are scrumptious, and the cardigan is adorable. What else is there to say?

I only ran into one slight problem in completing this project. I ran out of the border colour (Blue Lagoon), and didn't have enough to knit a seed stitch cuff for the sleeves. But since I thought the sleeves would look a bit wonky if they didn't have at least some of the border colour, I did a quick and dirty single crochet edge instead. I think it looks pretty good, it kind of mimics the i-cord edge on the front and neckband.

This is what's left over from the kit. I think I'm going to keep the "boy" colours and try to get a hat out of them for Maxime. I'm going to use the "girl" colours to knit the practice socks from Cat Bordhi's New Pathways for Sock Knitters (she recommends knitting two baby-sized socks before attempting any of the projects in the book, so familiarize yourself with her new "sockitectures"). Besides, the little socks will go nicely with the cardigan!

I also managed to get 10 rows of Emilie's sweater done last night. If I can keep that rate up, I should be finished the front by Sunday or Tuesday (no knitting on Mondays due to choir practice). I should be able to finish it in time for Rhinebeck! But will I win the bet? That's another matter...

5 comments:

Kate-the-enabler said...

Bravo - love the tulip - think the crochet border is more than a-ok. I also want to do the Merry Cardi -thanks for reminding me. (No, really, I actually do want to!!)
knit, knit, knit.

kate-the-enabler said...

And furthermore....
I think yours looks better proportioned too than the one in the pattern pic. Is that possible?

Caroline said...

I love this cardigan so much! I wish I had a young one to knit for!

Jennifer said...

The cardi looks great! The single crochet looks pefect on the cuffs, you can't even tell from the pics that it's not how it was supposed to be.

With the amount of yarn you have left...if you reversed the color order, would you have enough for a mini cardi? Like for a teddy bear? Just wondering...

Caroline said...

Re: your comment on my blog

I got the Holidays issue of IK at Indigo on Ste-Catherine street. There were several copies left yesterday.