This is my first sweater (for human or baby) and I love it. I just keep looking at it, saying how darn cute it is. It is from Jil Eaton's "Minnies" (with a few changes) - I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book. I used Paton's wool and also adore the oatmealy color and natural look!
I was requested to personalize a wal-mart laundry bag for a college bound graduate. I couldn't bring myself to do this and so I made this "M" laundry bag. I heart the colors and am going to use the scraps for something wonderful for myself, though the brown stripes were dizzing to sew!
I finished it and love it. I wore it all night - it goes well with pajamas! I used 1.75 skeins of Red Heart Luster Sheen in Ocean with size 7 needles. I did one extra repete of the straight sections, but wish I had done a few more.
I received my tin from meowari and it is so wonderful - it is all pink and brown, a wonderful color combination! The tin is covered and opens better than any covered tin I have ever seen (it is now holding my knitting notions!). The treats inside were a small pouch, a flower pin, bracelet and necklace that I am wearing out tonight! So fabulous!
I just received a wonderful RELAX tin from tantrum - it is so darn creative I can't believe it. It had a tin and the black and white disk spins! Yep! Amazing. There was also a little book that had a chocolate (past tense, gone...), some tea (in a cup now) and some Burt's Bees stuff. YIPEE - it isn't working though, I am so excited by the tin and not relaxed!!!
I love knitting this - it is perfect for watching TV or taking to my knitting group! I am knitting it with Red Heart Luster Sheen (it is a mercenized cotton) - knitting turned me onto natural fibers and higher end yarn (called a yarn snob at times!), but I love this stuff. It is soft and silky with draping quality and all of my favorite colors. I need to retract all of my Red Heart bashing of the past.
I am making long arm warmers and needed to put the stitches on stitch holders so I can make the other one before I do the thumb gussets. I am stitch holder-less and just used some big paper clips! They work great, are portable, cheap and re-usable!
I loved knitting this, it is the most wonderful pattern. It basically is just a row on the front and one on the back and then the cable row. You just memorize these and away you go. It was a great project for watching TV. I used Cascade 220 and I love it.