Cropped Cardigan with Leaf Ties (a.k.a. "Leaf")

Thursday, December 27, 2007

What's golden

A good friend of mine just had an adorable little baby boy. Well, perhaps little is not the right word--he came in at over 8 pounds! Anyway this little not-Totoro bonnet (made with Karabella Aurora 8 yarn and modeled by a ball of Cascade 220) is earmarked for him. I'd made another similar bonnet earlier in the year, but I think the colors may be too girly for the parents' tastes. Hopefully this one is neither too girly nor too bold--I just didn't feel like going for the pastels this time.

In other news, I finished Cozy...This one's for me, and actually has gotten some use. I love these wraps that can be scrunched up into a scarf without too much trouble (Clapotis, Cozy, Midwest Moonlight...). Maybe it's the fact that I use finer-gauge yarn than is called for, but either way, it makes them more versatile, at least during the colder months.

These days, I'm working on the Lotus Blossom Tank (now a free pattern on the Knitting Daily website), which will I guess be my first real garment. I'm not counting Tempting, which didn't have much to it in terms of construction. I swatched with the bamboo and everything, but ended up having to frog and reduce the number of repeats slightly because my gauge changed on the actual project. I'm a little nervous, though--I think I can deal if it's too large in the lacy area, but I hope it doesn't end up too small. Ah, well, I guess I can always bequeath it to a petite friend!

Comments on "What's golden"

 

Blogger Dame Wendy said ... (10:40 AM) : 

That bonnet is the cutest! Cozy looks lovely. :)

 

Blogger Code Purl said ... (10:41 AM) : 

Love the bonnet. It's a good color for a boy. I don't even know anyone who is more petite than you to wear ur sweater if it came out too small...maybe the baby!

 

Blogger Jennifer said ... (7:23 AM) : 

Hi Aruni!

Thanks for stopping by my blog to enter my contest ~ I'm enjoying visiting new blogs through the comments!

The Lotus Blossom Tank is definitely on my to-do list as well ~ so pretty.

Happy Knitting!

Jennifer

 

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