Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Wheelin'

I've taken a little break from the Crow Waltz shawl - not that I don't love it, I've just gotten a little distracted.

Last week, Baby Nora's daddy asked me if they could pay me to knit some fall/winter clothes for Nora. I informed him that I have a strict policy of not knitting for money - however, I'm more than happy to knit for free for the people I care about, which includes him and his little family.

Besides, I've been dying to knit a Pinwheel Jacket, and there's been a dearth of little baby girls to knit for around here. This was the perfect opportunity, so I set to it and dyed up some Fat Cat on Sunday!

As you can see, I opted for just two colours instead of several, as most people have done on Ravelry. I love the multi-colour versions, but I just wasn't in the mood to dye up that much yarn.

Nora's mom is apparently all in love with greyish-purples right now, so I mixed a few dyes and came up with "Duchess". I have to applaud her good taste - I love this colour so much I want my own sweater from it. I will definitely be making more for the shop.

Due to the nature of the Pinwheel Jacket, I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to showcase Mom's "Chromacolour" yarns. This one is "Raisin" and I started it dark to light, though you could easily go either way.

I've just got the sleeves left. I'm debating on doing them in solid Duchess, or half Duchess and half Raisin. I'll keep you posted on the outcome!

5 comments:

Dee said...

Pretty colors!

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Oh, aren't baby clothes fun?! Love the pinwheel and I'm really looking forward to seeing it modelled because I'm finding it a little hard to visualize all spread out like that :)

Zenitude (formerly Wooly Knits n Bits) said...

Beautiful pinwheel sweater. I continued with the stripes on my sleeves. Either way, you can't go wrong!

RobinH said...

Gorgeous! Nora will be the best-dressed infant around. And babies are such fun to knit for- things go quickly because they have less surface area!

Rachelle said...

That's lovely, hope she gets lots of wear out of it