30 September 2007
Gloves and a Sweater
Here are the gloves I can't believe I finished. i love them! And I have quite a bit of cashmere left over so I am thinking about combining it with the slightly darker cashmere I bought from Habu Textiles and making a hat with it. I will need a really warm hat and scarf set since I will be walking quite a bit outdoors in the winter this year. No more going from building to car to building to car, etc. I only have to walk about 9 blocks in total, but I think that will seem like too much when it gets really cold.
Anyway, here is the sweater I've been working on for Caleb. As you can see here it is too small. I think I've done what Kai was talking about the other day. You know, rushing into a project cause you can't wait to be done? What's that all about anyway? It makes no sense. I've spent all this time on the sweater and I will likely have to spend more time taking the bottom out and lengthening it. I am using a book called Book of Sweater Patterns to make this sweater. So I'm kinda using a pattern, but not really since it isn't written out in the traditional way, but rather a kind of dissected way so you can tailor the sweater to perfection. That is assuming that you take the time to measure. I followed the general pattern for a 26" sweater (26 inches around the chest). It said that this is good for kids with a 21" chest, which is caleb exactly. I guess their idea of a 21" chested child is somewhere around 18 months old cause even though this sweater is too short, I already made it 2 inches longer than it was supposed to be. Is Caleb really that skinny? Well, i am determined to finish this, even if he can't wear it. But what do you think of the stripes? I'm very pleased with the way they came out. I originally made swatches for intricate cable patterms but Shane told me "less is more" when it come to guys (little boys), so I decided to go with plain stockinette and stripes. I think Shane was right.