Tuesday, November 18, 2008

FO: Baby Girl Gear

FO: Jumper w/ matching socks
Patterns: Baby Jumper (off-site) and Toes-ty (off-site) baby socks
Yarn: Malabrigo chunky, 1.5 skeins in dusty pink; Lorna's Laces bulky, .25 skein in natural.
Needles: Size 9 US dpns and 20" circular
Mods: The jumper pattern called for much bulkier yarn and size 17 US needles. I cast on the number of stitches for size 3 to make up for the change in gauge. I also repeated the 3-row garter pattern at the top of the skirt decreases. Lastly, I secured two perfectly matched buttons to the straps.

No major story here. The baby jumper knit up in a matter of 2 or 3 days, as did the little socks. Except, well, I did make three of them.

You see, my gauge was way off on attempt number one because I used size 10.5 US needles and the sock ended up 25% bigger than it ought. It has taken on a second life as a catnip toy, hence the 3 days: make one, oops; rest a day, then make two.

In truth, these items were finished and delivered nearly one week ago. I've been slow to the blog because of hurried attempts to make a hat from the leftovers, which were plentiful. Although I finished the hat (much to the chagrin of my right arm and left wrist), I ended up pulling out the neat grafting and frogging the top off. I simply couldn't reconcile myself to the shape. It put me in the mind of a tea cozy. The problem? I did not decrease soon enough. Once my limbs recover, the fix will be in. Again. Believe it or not, I started my decreases too soon the first time around. Sheesh!

Happy Tuesday, friends.

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Anonymous clasca said...

What a nice set of baby clothes, totally my color!

11/18/2008 07:11:00 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

What a lovely baby set! Nicely done, friend.

11/18/2008 10:49:00 AM  
Blogger lu said...

gorgeous! i love the colour. like a muted eggplant.

11/18/2008 11:26:00 AM  
Blogger Chris said...

A very lucky little girl will receive this lovely handiwork! How beautiful - I just love the socks!

11/18/2008 12:43:00 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Both are adorable, but those socks just totally make the outfit.

11/18/2008 05:22:00 PM  
Blogger Bonnie said...

That is one very cute baby ensemble. Excellent color!

11/18/2008 08:53:00 PM  
Blogger Denise said...

Hey, nice blog. Good writing as well as knitting.

11/18/2008 10:22:00 PM  
Blogger KarenJoSeattle said...

Absolutely adorable.

Yeah, Itook a day of rest for my hands today, too. Grimp, grump, grump.

11/19/2008 04:13:00 AM  
Blogger Monika said...

Very cute! Love the colores. :o)

11/19/2008 07:50:00 AM  
Blogger Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Adorable !!!

11/19/2008 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger KnitNana said...

So cute! (and a cat toy, too? Wow!)

11/19/2008 02:28:00 PM  
Blogger Lynette said...

how lovely and so baby feminine!

11/19/2008 04:25:00 PM  
Blogger Opal said...

that is too sweet!

11/20/2008 04:45:00 PM  
Blogger KSee said...

that is so adorable.

11/22/2008 11:37:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Oh, gosh, these are both so wonderful! What a great gift.

11/23/2008 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous ophelie69 said...

I love the colour.the socks is adorable

12/01/2008 05:25:00 AM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

I love it! I wished I were knitting for a girl and these would be on my needles right now. I am in the midst of baby knits too:)
Beautiful colors!

12/01/2008 05:41:00 PM  
Blogger Brenda said...

Very pretty, Karen! I love the colors. That is one lucky little girl.

12/04/2008 06:49:00 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

First, let me say that I’m a huge fan of your posts. You’re on my List Of Ravelry Favorites, and I often share your stuff with my knitting friends.

I am writing everyone on my Favorites List with a couple of questions. If you can answer them for me, it would be a HUGE HUGE HUGE favor. Really HUGE.

Thing is, I am writing a piece on Ravelry for my college magazine. Topic is WHY Ravelry is such a huge success. I need opinions from fellow Ravelers like you to back up this claim I am making.

These are the questions:

1) Why did you choose to join Ravelry?

2) How did you learn about Ravelry?

3) What does Ravelry give you that other sites don’t?

4) Absolutely anything else you’d like to share with me on this subject.

My quandary is this: I love the site and come here almost every week to look for knitting tips and ideas. (I haven’t joined yet, as I am too shy to talk of my own work…)

I want to understand why others do the same. Each person must have his or her own reason and I am very curious to understand this trend.

Once I write the piece, I intend to send it across to Bob the dog. Maybe, he will post it on the site to encourage newcomers or even use it for other promotion purposes.

Thank you in advance

Keep writing, keep sharing, keep creating
Warmest regards

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1/19/2009 02:45:00 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

So adorable! I love that the outfit is not a pastel.

1/21/2009 11:10:00 AM  
Blogger Jodi said...

Karen, that set really turned out beautifully!

I hope everything's OK and that 2009 is treating you well!

2/01/2009 05:46:00 PM  

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