Saturday, March 27, 2010

Back at it

I couldn't stand it any more. I had to knit something.

My wrists are still a little sore, but I figured if I took frequent breaks, and knit something with larger needles, I might be able to get away with it.

So last night I cast on for Helena. My intention was to just knit the bodice today and then maybe try working on one of my socks in progress - but I couldn't seem to put it down:I only have two repeats left of the lace pattern then it's onto the sleeves. I've made a few modifications (of course) but I'll detail them when I post the finished project. I'm going to knit some Baby Janes to match, and if I have enough yarn left, a hat.

I'm using our Fat Cat yarn. You may remember I dyed this colour specifically for this project. It's a lovely soft semi-solid green with touches of blue, pink and purple throughout. I think it gives it a lovely mottled effect and I'd love to dye some more for a cardi for myself - a grown-up size Helena in fact!

This is a great pattern and it almost makes me want to have a baby of my own. (I said almost, don't get too excited, Mom - if I really get the urge I can still just dress up the cats). I'm hoping it will be treasured by the recipient and when baby is too big, it gets tucked away for another generation - it's just that nice.

7 comments:

LeslieA said...

I really like all the flecks of colour in the yarn,and look forward to seeing the cardi when it's finished

lexa said...

Love the color, it's perfect!

Samantha said...

It's lovely!!

Rhonda said...

Oh, I love that colour, you better make some for ME!

Kiki said...

The colour is beautiful and shows off the pattern really well! I'm sure the recipient will treasure it!

Not ready for handspun said...

Very, very pretty.

Dress up the cats in baby things? Ack, the cats should be very worried indeed.

TheBlackSheep said...

Be carefull with those wrists! You don't want to make them worse.