Originally uploaded by pezdiva.
Whew, I think I am finally over my 'warshrag' addiction, well, okay maybe that is a lie but this was a fun knit and it made me stop knitting warshrags for a few days. Small enough to not be boring, and challenging enough to hold my attention (seams people, seaming is hard for me). I have knit a few sweaters flat but this one is my best finishing yet. I am usually pretty shy about my finishing work, mainly because it is not my strong point, but this sweater feel free to open it up and look inside - it looks good. This is for my best friend's baby due in August, so I am ahead of the game.
The pattern is the Baby Yoda sweater. I used good old cheapo Peaches and Cream, I think this is 3 skeins but I cannot remember for sure, all I know is that I ran out of yarn to do the ties in icord. I don't usually knit gifts with the cheap stuff but 1) my friend is not a knitter, 2) she is having a summer baby, 3) this is all I had on hand and I needed to knit this pattern (had to, no time to wait on yarn from WEBS, 4) I am knitting a huge layette for her already blanket, hats, booties and 5) I like Peaches and Cream (and I really do, I will knit my kids stuff with this)
I had M try the sweater on just for fun, and it actually fit. It looked like a super cute cropped bolero. I would like to find a way to knit up a stack of these for her hospital stay, but I am holding off trying to figure it out, I keep holding out hope that she will not need surgery.
Nothing else to note really, I have been finishing up a few 'knit food' orders. Every time I say yes to knitting food for trades and stuff I swear it is my last time doing it. I want to say it again 'this is the last time I am doing this' but I doubt I will stick to it. I don't totally love knitting the little food toys and the work is not very rewarding. My favorite part of knitting the food is being able to take photos of it, but even that is not as fun anymore.
About the beeeeuuutiful Clapotis, I am going to have to say it looks more boring to knit than a warshrag - at least the warshrag has a few slip stitches in there to make the the color work fun but I bet there is something nice about being able to drop all those stitches - on purpose. I love the look of the Clapotis so maybe I will pick it up for my 'on the run' knitting.