In Knitting News ...

There was a package on my doorstep this afternoon!

Inside, I found this:

It's a Go Knit Pouch, just the right size for a ball of yarn and some needles. You can't tell from the picture, but it is really just the prettiest purple. It's going to come in very handy here soon, because I am fixing to make a Very Important Trip.

But that's not all:

There's also some Opal Sock Yarn (my favorite!) in some great Halloweeny/Autumny colors , and a notepad (I can never have enough of these; I am always writing notes to myself and then leaving them all over the place).

These are all from my SP9, who is awesome! ETA: Dur, I forgot to say THANK YOU SECRET PAL! I can't wait to use these!

I have been really lucky with Secret Pals, y'all. ... I hope I didn't just jinx myself.

And, because I have been watching a lot of television, I also have a finished object.

This is the One Piece Baby Sweater. It will not go to any baby, and I was just doing it for practice anyway, to see if I could. (I could.)

It's a little small, because the yarn I used (WalMart acrylic, whatever that is) is not quite worsted weight. Of course I did not check for gauge, because I never do.

But I think it's cute, and I love to look at it and think, "I did that!"

I did make a tiny modification; the pattern says to do a crochet edge, and I do NOT crochet. I don't know why I find working two needles easier than working one, but ... there you go. I picked up stitches on the front and around the collar and knit three rows, and I put in the buttonholes on those rows. There are no buttons, though.

I really do like this pattern; it's easy and it's quick, plus it's practical for a squirmy baby, I think.

I have finished some other things, but they are downstairs and I am upstairs, so I will just have to worry about them later.


lorinda said...

Very cute!

Anonymous said...

The sweater is adorable! I'm still subconsciously working up the nerve to attempt one myself. Good job.


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