Monday, February 11, 2008

I gotcher good news and I gotcher bad news

Leafy Baby Poncho
I'm delighted to announce that I finished the 12-month size, blocked it, did two photo shoots with my daughter wearing it (I couldn't get a decent shot of the front when she wasn't looking miserable during the first shoot), finalised the pattern, and posted it for sale.



I think it looks really sweet, and will work with just about any 100g amount of sock yarn (there are some heavy sock yarns that may not have enough yardage; but if you've got something close to 400 yards, you're good). I think it's tremendously cool when you can use sock yarn (particularly self-striping or self-patterning sock yarn) for something other than socks (although socks are, of course, tremendously cool in and of themselves).

If you're keen, you can hit the 'Buy now!' link for it on the side bar.

Mitred corners blanket for Raymond
THE KNITTING IS DONE. Ahhhhh. What a fantastic sense of relief.

Alas, following shortly on the heels of that relief was a sense of utter fury. I started to graft the end stitches to the beginning stitches, and had done about 85 of them before I realised that I hadn't lined them up right - the end stitches were shifted 'off' of the beginning stitches by one lousy stitch. A thousand curses. Now I am faced with the unenviable task of undoing all my lovely grafting.

There are no words.


Aven said...

Oh. My. Goodness. She's ADORABLE! I mean, the poncho's nice, too, don't get me wrong. But your little baby girl is so beautiful! What a wonderful picture... So cute!

Carrie K said...

Well, there are words. But maybe you shouldn't use them. :) Grrr!

Your daughter is so cute! Poncho too. She wouldn't pose nicely first photo shoot? Talent. So temperatmental.