My progression/graduation to making an adult-sized sweater continues.
I started on the toddler-sized (12 month) sweater on Tuesday. It’s Sunday and I’m ready for the sleeves. Only thing is that I don’t have dpn (double pointed needles) in the correct size so the sleeves will have to wait until I get to town later in the week. There are two tiny boo-boo’s in the sweater but I’m ok with them staying – they are HARDLY noticeable. And after all, it IS my first sweater. Plus, I’m guessing Jeremy’s little boy won’t care.
While working on this sweater, I’ve learned three new techniques.
The first new technique is from my friend Annette (aka Annabell). It’s a cast-on method that leaves a nicer edge than what I previously used.
The second new technique is joining yarns together using a ‘magic knot’. I’ve done it twice already and it is amazing.
The third new technique is a ‘loose bind off’. Here’s the you-tube of that technique.
THIS is my next project – well, as soon as I source the yarn for it. A baby kimono. It will be in pink. 🙂 I figure after I finish this little kimono, I’ll be ready to start on a bigger project FOR ME. Unless I develop ‘knitters elbow’…..now, wouldn’t that suck?
Just in case you wondered, I’ve still been quilting. I started on Mr. W’s Civil War quilt this week. I’ve nearly finished basting my New York Beauty quilt, I’ve started cutting out hexagons for my travel project and my 8×8 Artfest canvas piece is ready for hand quilting. I need a nap but I hear the coffee machine has just been turned on so I’m OUT OF HERE!