Wednesday, March 01, 2006
In the pink
March is Project Spectrum's month of pink (and red, I guess) and I'm hot to trot! Now, I never need an excuse to work with pink yarn -- one of the reasons I dove in to knitting was that pink wasn't as "in" a few years back as it is now, and I was seduced by the hot pink yarns. Anyway, I have a few things planned: namely Swing Thing, which is about half way done, though I'm realizing that it may be a bit of a bust. I substituted yarn, and after checking my gauge on the garter stitch, figured I was good to go. Not so good on the stockinette, which makes up about 75 per cent of the garment. Oops. Of course, the beauty of kids clothes is that fit doesn't have to be perfect, so we'll see how it goes. After that, I have some red sock yarn set aside, pattern TBA.
Whilst digging through my stash, I found this little hat, which was totally finished, save for the hem, which I quickly sewed up this morning. It's the Cameron's Cap pattern by Sarah Peasley. Unfortunately, it's knit up in some Lion's Brand Cotton-Ease that I had left over from my disastrous That '70s Poncho (not a pattern I would recommend, not that anyone wears ponchos any more really anyway), so it's neither particularly warm or particularly structured. Still, I love this pattern and think I'll make one for the Roo for next winter. It's time she graduated from the umbilical cord hat, don't you think?