So, I’m almost finished with the first Baby Sophisticate. Basically I need to add buttons and figure out what (if any) embellishments I’d like to add. It looks good, I think,
although the border pulls up a little in the front. I hate picking up stitches. Grr. On the bright side, I should have enough yarn to make a second one!
Anyway, instead of jumping right into the same sweater in the same yarn and the same size, I decided to make something a little larger. (You know. If you make all these sweaters and hats in newborn or 0-3 month size, then you have a ton of stuff at first, then one day they’ve got nothing.)
I picked Sue’s No-Holes Hexagon Sweater and woo-hoo! It’s fast. I’m using mods laid out by another Raveller to eliminate the increase holes, used worsted weight and an H hook for something more jackety, and added two rounds just to the front/back/bottom so the sleeves wouldn’t get too wide. I think I’ll add some cuffs to the sleeves, too, for a little more length, but I haven’t decided what to do about the collar yet.
Or how I’m going to close it. That’s a really bad picture of the color, too – it’s Lion Brand Wool-Ease in Chestnut Heather, and it’s a gorgeous shade of gold-flecked brownish burgundy. Very rich, but masculine. These houses down here are so different from the ones back home – sunlight is aggressively kept out with blinds and curtains, the windows are small and high, with deep eaves shading them as much as possible. All of my photos have a fluorescent tint. 😛
Soo, in between cranking out baby things, I’m going to try and take a break to make something I promised to Max this spring…and if I can pull it off, it’ll be awesome!