Welcome to another Wool on Sundays :)
Have you had a yarnful month?
About a year ago I bought I book after seeing a sweet picture online. I can’t remember where I saw it but most likely on pinterest. I knew someone who was having a baby girl and I fell in love with the little pink cardi. I also thought the cover photo was sweet and assumed the book would include other similar knits.
Alas! Every swatch I made, even with the thinnest of wools, turned out too big and most of the patterns in the book don’t appeal to me to make in any size. Here is a selection…
But, now the baby is nearly one, so I decided to give the pink cardi another try and by knitting the smallest size (0-3 months) but using the length measurements of the largest size (9 months – 1 year) it is coming out only a little large so will be about right with a bit of growing room.
I suspected I may not have enough yarn but as I’m finishing with a yoke I thought I’d try to match it or, failing that, work the yoke in another yarn – perhaps something variegated with a similar pink in it or maybe a colour work border… Did I mention, I’d lost the wool band? Anyway, I have almost run out so I went to my LYS to look for something suitable and, although it’s a quite different shade to anything they had, the lady in the shop was quite certain about what it was and is ordering some for next week. Assuming she is right, I’ll alternate rows of my remaining little ball with the new and, hopefully, that should blend it in a bit. In the meantime, I’ve come to an abrupt halt in all things crafty. I’m up to date with TAST and have an Art Quilt ready for May…I don’t remember this ever happening before!
The next Wool on Sundays will be on Sunday 7th April 2019. Does anyone else think the year is going by a bit fast!
Janine @ Rainbow Hare
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6 thoughts on “Wool on Sundays – 160 (an abrupt halt)”
Celtic Thistle Stitches
I have read that the sizing on vintage sewing patterns is a bit off for modern sewists but hadn’t realised that it would be the same for knitting patterns. Those knitted rompers are very strange looking.
I am impressed that you have already finished your Endeavourers quilt Janine I haven’t even started mine :)
That is such a pretty cardigan, I hope that the yarn ordered matches as near as can with what you have. Its a pity that the other patterns aren’t as nice.
Oh yes, the months are flying by much too quickly. Sweet cardie, Janine. I love the colour of the wool. Oh my, aren’t you the organised one, all your projects finished. A resounding clap from me. =)
Fingers crossed that LYS lady got it right – I bet she did!
Oh dear…the cardi is gorgeous Janine, but what dramas you’ve endured! Here’s hoping that your LYS lady can track down some extra yarn.
soma @ whimsandfancies.com
So sorry to hear that the book was a disappointment, but the cardi is looking really pretty. Fingers crossed that the LYS lady was able to get the right yarn for you.