Friday, December 30, 2005

Ciao 2005, Bon Giorno 2006!

The end is near! And I've got one last FO for 2005. My version of a baby sweater and earflap cap for a 5-month old boy, who, according to his dad, is a rather large child. Remembering the disaster that befell my first baby gear (too small, made prior to birth), I confirmed with poppa that Sean should have a sweater suited for a 1-year old, at minimum. I found this pattern and modified it to have seed stitch instead of garter. I also added arm and side seam striping to break up the sea of blue merino:

Sean's sweater
Now, on to new beginnings. I look into my crystal ball and consulted the tarot deck. They tell me that socks loom large in my future, so I decide to get a jump on 2006 by stocking up on some inexpensive yarn and tiny bamboo dpns. Et voila, the first sock is cast:

First sock
What's that I hear? The clacking of ebony needles on my first felting project! I finally dug the Naranja-ochre and Mustard Malabrigo out of stash-land (where it has resided since March) to make a small 2-color tote. It's only 1/3rd of the way done, so that, too, will land squarely in the 2006 camp. Promise there will be pictures upon completion.

Hasta la bye-bye '05.


Blogger The Knit Wit said...

Another person beginning 2006 with socks. I just cast on my very first one as well! (We all love knit picks sock yarn!) Good luck in 2006 with all your knitting adventures!

12/30/2005 10:58:00 AM  
Blogger Pirate Alice said...

Let me know how the felting goes. I'd like to try it too but I'm not sure where to begin.

1/04/2006 07:58:00 AM  
Blogger JC said...

how about sticking to one language, you pretentious boob, preferably the native lanugage of the readersip you hope not to put off...

11/16/2009 09:10:00 PM  

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