November 20, 2004

Who needs perfection, anyway

Here’s my progress on the baby aran (a Christmas present):


Here’s a rather dark view of the central cables:


I must admit there are a couple of issues with this project. First, it will probably be far too big for the eight-month old recipient, since the pattern is for a one-year old and I think it’ll end up a bit bigger even than it’s supposed to be. But that’s the smallest size in the pattern I have, and I didn’t want to try to find another pattern. It will be good for her to have room to grow, right? The other problem is that there are at least two errors in my knitting… but I’m too lazy and goal-oriented (must finish! must get on to next batch of Christmas knitting!) to fix them. Hopefully I’ll do a better job on the front panels.

Jane — since the last time I tried to email you it didn’t work — the Homespun shawl used something like 300m, and the gauge is apparently 14sts/4” (I never swatched, so I’m not sure what gauge I got). I’m sure it would be very pretty in Bulky Lopi.

Thanks for the reassurance about the stocking, everyone! I’m definitely going to stick to that pattern for the rest of them. In case you’re curious, the pattern is here.

Posted by Aven at November 20, 2004 01:44 PM

Don’t worry about the sweater ending up a tad on the larger side. Kids will grow into larger sweater but you can’t shrink them. ;) Although dark, your cables are beautiful!

Posted by: ~Jo~ at November 20, 2004 05:33 PM

I think those cables look great on the dark yarn. I wouldn’t go back to fix small mistakes with that either. Great job!

Posted by: lisa at November 22, 2004 06:56 PM