Friday, June 22, 2007

Angel for an Angel

I've been so impressed with how beautiful all of the baby sweaters are coming out so far for this knitalong. I just joined and I'm amazed with the ingenuity and talent of everyone! Bravo!

I recently finished the Angel Sweater by Oat Couture for a little girl of a friend of mine. It was so wonderful to knit and I enjoyed each minute of it.


I used Knit Picks' Elegance DK yarn in Wild Rose. Wow, this yarn is fantastic! So soft...only wish it was machine washable.


Now that I'm done with this, I can start the Pea Pod Sweater for a new baby due in late fall...not mine, though! LOL! (My boys are 4 and 14) I think I'll be using Knit Picks' Merino Style in Cornflower. Anyone have any good links for buttons that go well with this sweater?

Can't wait to see more sweaters and all the cuteness that goes along with them!

Happy Knitting!

Gina (SleepyEyes)

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Presto Chango

Can you believe that I actually finished a baby sweater! My FIRST ONE!!!

Here are some pictures...details are on my blog if you want to check it out!

Tuesday, June 12, 2007


I just finished my Trellis sweater! I am so excited that I can send this off to my friends! Too bad summer is just starting, but I made a little larger size so that the baby can grow into it.

I like making baby sweaters, so much faster than sweaters for adults. I found this pattern to be a little fussy, but it looks great. I think this will be welcome surprise for my friends.

Monday, June 11, 2007

Presto Starto

I'm making Presto Changos. Designed by our very own, wonderful Valerie.

More details and pictures on my blog.

1st Trimester Prize! Finally!

Hello All! I've missed you! It's so fun to come back and see the beautiful work! I've had my hands full (literally) with my new little baby boy, but he is so worth it! Here he is in the award-winning sweater that Valerie made for him!

So, I am two months late doing the drawing for the 1st trimester prize of a piddleloop travel case. I put all of your names in a nice plastic container that I was returning to Val. (She brought me curry! Yum!) My 3-year-old drew out a name and....drumroll please...Jean won! Yeah Jean!!! Now I just need you to go visit the Piddleloop Store and pick out your pattern. Congratulations!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Two small steps back

I had wanted to finally post about the baby sweater I've been working on for my friends Sarah and Shawn, whose baby Max was born just about 2 weeks ago.

I didn't want it to be this:

This might seem fine, but it's for a baby. Babies aren't quite the same as adults. Their bodies are still developing, and they don't quite know what to do with their hands. Sleeves are better if they stay out of the way a little, and rolling them up is not the look I was going for. The post-its for scale, if that helps.

The thing is, the body has been done for awhile now. I have had trouble with the sleeves because after the first one, I thought they wouldn't be wide enough. But this is worse, in a way, because there's no quick fix.

Well, I did think about just *cutting* the sleeves and picking up the stitches for the cuff, but I want this to be a nice sweater, not a sloppy hack job.

The sleeves are now converted to this:

I have some more knitting to do. Fortunately, it's fewer rows. Ah, there's a bright side if you look hard enough.