Montag, August 29, 2011
The sweater,that grew
welcome back :) (just listening to a ton of podcasts ;) )
I know, that it has been a while again but somehow the days just fly by and I seldom have energy left to blog. Mostly I do try to clean, do laundry or just knit a couple of rows when the kids are sleeping during the day and I really enjoy just beeing with DH in the evenings, so no energy left to blog but I digress.
I have FOs to show you. Yeehaaa!!
First: The kids christening jackets. Instead of trying to sew the girls matching dresses (deadlines and sewing just don't match here...) I knitted them jackets to wear over the purchased summerdresses.
Pattern: Baby Mine by Stephanie Pearl McPhee
Size: 6 months width and 12 months length since the girls are so slim :(
Yarn: Schöller & Stahl Bahia, that I got for very little money. The yarn is kind of splitty and I was happy once the second jacket was cast off :)
I need to see if my BIL has some decent pictures of both girls in the jackets :)
The pattern is very well written and the knitting didn't take too long. Just finding and sewing on buttons took FOREVER.
Next I finished a sweater for me. Out of stashyarn since I did participate in a Sweater KAL on the stash and burn group on ravelry. I really loved the KAL, it kept me focused on the sweater (but that wasn't too hard since I really don't feel like knitting on dads socks...)
The pattern is Sahara by Wendy Bernard. A very cool and clever design. Top Down with set-in-sleeves that you knit on. So no sewing required.
Yarn: GGH Maxima. A really nice 100% Merino superwash
Of course I made a swatch. In fact I swatched twice since my swatch grew when washed.
I tried the sweater on as I went, keeping in mind, that the swatch grew, so I made it pretty snug. After finishing I blocked it lightly. Just soaking it and putting it to dry on a pulloverrack without stretching.
And it grew. The body now fits fine (o.k. I do have a tummy, so it could have grown a bit more there ;) ) but the shoulders? I now have dropped shoulders and they are really unflattering. Man, I'm so disapointed! Gnarf.... I need to figure out how to shorten the shoulderwidth without having to rip back the whole sweater....