Good thing I have this blanket to work on. It's a girl baby blanket, and I broke my own rule of not using acrylic for baby knitting because this blanket will be totally machine washable AND dryable, which is a big plus for baby knitting. Also, it's not a garmet, which makes the acrylic rule more of a guideline. It's Lion's Favorite Blanket pattern, except that I used different colors because I couldn't find the colors they recommend, and it's regular stripes, because I felt like knitting it that way. It's just plain garter stitch (knit every row) so I'm knitting this one at the soccer practices and games (first game was Saturday - Sally's team lost, but they played beautifully and had fun). The only down side to this project is that Lion's Baby Soft yarn comes in a huge skein, and since I have two of them plus two of their Microspun skeins, it's a little cumbersome. The good thing is that the colors attract lots of attention, especially from young girls who love the pink and red together.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Knit Bit: Brown Sweater
The brown sweater is coming along very nicely. I tried it on this weekend, and then I knit like mad on Sunday and cast off the main body. Now I'm on one of the arms, and I'm obsessing about it, to tell you the truth. Here's my problem: first off, I have "mom arms". My upper arms are well developed due to carrying around a half ton of random crap like a pack mule. (Seriously. At soccer practice, I was carrying my purse, my knitting bag, my chair, Samuel's chair, and Samuel's backpack full of junk to distract him while Sally practices. When Sally asked me to carry her water I gave her The Look. Seriously.) So I don't want the sweater arms to fit too tight. I can't decide where to put in the decreases. Also, I am hopelessly determined to have the sleeves match perfectly, so I'm trying to figure out how to make the decreases at exactly the same places. I could be stuck here for a few days, unable to decide.