Thursday, July 09, 2009

Knitting!

I know, I know -- 3 posts in 2 days! Don't get used to it!

Also, this one has actual knitting content! Including a finished object! Whoa!

Here it is -- the baby-sized Artful Afghan (which is the same project as the Artful Elegance Afghan, just with different colors recommended -- you'll find examples under both names in Ravelry), finished the night before the mother went into labor (in fact, as I write this, I haven't heard that the baby has been born yet). This is an extremely easy pattern, which, for me, makes it wildly boring. It really shouldn't have taken four months to finish! However, I'm happy with the result.

Baby Afghan

The yarn is Cotton-Ease, in a variety of colors. From the center: Berry, Lime, Lake, Azalea, Violet, and Charcoal. I had never knit with Cotton-Ease before, but it's a nice machine-washable and -dryable yarn. It's a good thing I like it, because I've got quite a bit left over!

Last night, despite a numerous WIPs that have been completely ignored for the last couple months, I cast on for Buttercup (Rav link, where the pattern is available for free) using Elsebeth Lavold Hempathy, in the evocatively named 027 colorway (light blue-green). And I'm hoping you're sitting down because I actually did a gauge swatch!

Buttercup swatch

My stitch gauge is right on, although the row gauge is off. But that's pretty easy to accomodate. Tonight, I'll cast on for the actually project.

And it occurs to me that some unblogged-about yarn has come into my life recently. So there's another post (but don't hold your breath)....

3 comments:

Bezzie said...

That is AMAZING!!! I love it! Lucky baby!

Chris said...

What a fun Artful!! I'm always surprised at how much I like knitting with Cotton-Ease.

Hmm. I wonder if your row gauge would straighten out if you washed your swatch? Hemp and linen seem to need a little more specialized swatching...

NeedleDancer said...

I"m so proud of you!
Watch that row gauge though. My Cascade 220 sure lied to ME....
sigh.
the frog pond waits...