Thursday, May 26, 2005

A New Day

Last night I finally swatched and casted on for my hourglass sweater! I have been putting it off the last week or so until I finished a few other projects. My swatch came out a bit short at 3.8in x 4.0in. All in all, I figured out that by doing the 41 inch size, I would end up with a size just shy of 39. This is totally fine by me, because I probably don't need the full 41 inch size. I figure that if I do need that extra inch or two, I can fix that with some blocking. So, I think I have the sizing problem solved and am going to be making a new and improved sweater that (achem, hopefully) fits me well. I am still a bit nervous about it being too big around the waist, but I defintely don't want something too tight either. More news to come on this one!

In other news, I finished my first pair of baby booties for the Preemie Project over the weekend. They were super easy, though I did make a mistake in my first one (it turned into a kitty toy). I am working on a matching hat too! I hope to make at least a few sets of these in various colors over the next month or so..

P.S. Sorry about the not so good windowsill pictures, but if any of you are in Boston, you know what I am talking about. There is no way in hell I am stepping outside in the freezing cold, wind, and rain to take knitting pictures. It would all blow away! Poor tomato plants out back...

7 Comments:

At 9:03 AM, Blogger Adele said...

Cute booties!

Good luck with the sweater! I take liberties with sizing all the time and everything turns out. Blocking can work wonders if you not overstretching!

 
At 10:05 AM, Blogger Lauren said...

HI Dani! I love the Hourglass sweater, and I plan to make it one day soon. I know it will look great on you--that color you chose will be great with your pretty hair :)

The baby booties are so cute!

Hope things brighten up in Boston soon--it has been cold and rainy in DC too.

Take care!

 
At 11:29 AM, Blogger Tracy said...

I love that your bootie turned into a cat toy! Waste not want not and you get to keep kitty happy.

 
At 6:18 PM, Anonymous Laura said...

OH your booties turned out great! I can't wait to see them. I love the color you chose. So pretty.

You are going to make a lucky baby very cozy, and at the same time, some lucky parents very happy. Thank you so much for your support! You're fantastic!

It looks like you used my pattern. What did you think of it? Is it pretty easy? Looks like you did a great job!

Lots of Luv,
Laura

 
At 6:54 PM, Blogger Dani said...

Oooooo, lovely colour! And the booties are so cute :)

 
At 1:13 AM, Blogger Ashley said...

cute booties--and your sweater is going to be beautiful! It seems like lots of people have made in-between sizes, so I bet it will come out fitting just fine.

 
At 4:59 PM, Blogger Amy said...

Those booties are really cute!

 

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