Ten months ago, Peanut joined us.
Monthly Archives: March 2009
At last, the yarn was ready to be knit, and I decided that some brightly coloured baby legwarmers would be just the ticket. I got to knitting and…I didn’t love them. I was nearly halfway done the first one, and I just didn’t love what I was seeing. The fabric was lovely and soft, but the I just wasn’t feeling the stripes. Thing is, I’m not partial to self-striping yarn most of the time, and these stripes just weren’t doing it for me. Besides, Peanut already has two pairs of striped legwarmers: does she really need a third? Still, I pressed on, and decided to make the knees of the legs a little thicker, since the yarn is rather soft, and Peanut is extremely close to learning to crawl. I began a simple slip-stitch pattern on the knees and…
I adored the result! The yarn now, instead of striping, created a gently mottled fabric, not pooling, just delightfully flecked with colour and shade. The fabric was absolutely beautiful!
So I frogged it back to the ribbing and started again, knitting the leg entirely in the slip-stitch pattern. It’s totally worth it. 🙂
‘Cause I think she’s cute. And I have nothing fibre-y to show you.
I finished this.
I’m busy working on this.
The spindle is currently sporting some Corriedale. I bought myself a total of 200 grams of roving, so I have loads of spinning ahead of me. It’s pretty fabulous.
I’ve already warned The Man that I will need to get a spinning wheel someday. I don’t see this obsession abating any time soon.