Monday, July 16, 2007

She knits!

A non-baby related post:

Before Vivian was born, I finished my version of the Carie Cropped Flared-sleeve Cardigan, from Stefanie Japel's
"Fitted Knits." After I got out of the hospital, but before Vivian came home, Jenny & I hit Suss Knits, which is having a moving sale (50% off!). I picked up some gorgeous handpainted cotton that reminds me of ballet: black (leotard), flesh (tights) & light pink (shoes), 7 skeins (190 yards each) at less than $3 a piece. I also picked up a beautiful wooden toggle that I decided to use for the closure for the Carie.

As I had posted earlier, I decided to substitute the called for Cascade Magnum for three separate yarns: Debbie Bliss Merino Chunky, Karabella Margritte (sp?) and a discontinued merino wool that I got from the Yarn Lady sale. And here is the result:

What do you think?

Now, I'm working on the Cloud Bolero, which I first saw on Annika's blog. I needed something that held my interest while being easy enough that I could put down mid-row when Vivian starts screaming. I'm using more Yarn Lady sale yarn, which I am proud of. It's Bouton d'Or Otello, a fluffy 50% wool, 50% mohair blend in black, light pink and dark pink. Pictures will come, but probably not before I decide to post more cute baby photos. What can I say?


Ellen Bloom said...

Yee Gads! You're knitting? Incredible! You are so busy just taking care of the beautiful Vivian, that I'm amazed you have time to knit. That's real dedication!

mel said...

Stunning as always my dear! I loved the yarn combo when I got to see it last and the FO is perfect.

Craft Kitten said...

Thats soo nice! I cant believe you have time to knit..