I am happily sending this to you from my old-computer-made-new-again with a fancy new hard drive with fully restored contents (thanks heavens for back-ups - I will never doubt again!).
I am excited about today's FO. I loved knitting this pattern but really I'm thrilled to have a good excuse to show off more photos of my darling Doodlebug. (You might have to get used to it, she is going to figure prominently in February's FO's : )
|I must fully disclose that some torture tactics *may* have been used in the taking of these photos|
|Here, I am holding her "baby" out of reach to get her to look at the camera.|
Pattern: Milo by Georgie Hallum
Size: 18 months
Size: 18 months
Is is no coincidence that Milo has more than 3000 projects on Ravelry. Pretty impressive for a pay pattern! I loved knitting it. I try not to reknit patterns too much but I already know I will be coming back to this one time and time again. I love that simply varying the cable pattern (or making this!) will make each time I knit it unique.
I had read that the sizing runs a little big. My Doodlebug is a pretty tiny 18 month old. I went with knitting the 18 month size hoping it would still leave room to grow (and no, I didn't swatch - the horror). I love that this is knit top down with no seams. I knit the pattern as written and used Elizabeth Zimmerman's sewn bind off for the bottom).
It looks lovely on her now but definitely still has some space in it. Which is exactly the way I like kids knits to work out. It has been my experience that kids (my children at least) have this annoying propensity to grow and grow and rarely (if ever) shrink.
Yarn: "Good Ole" Cascade 220 Superwash
colourway: the daring 1949
This my usual standby for baby knits. I love that it's wool and I love that it's superwash. I really can't imagine using non-superwash for items meant for everyday wear. Doodlebug has worn it twice and I had to spot clean it once and toss it in the wash the second time. Cascade 220 superwash is a pleasure to knit with, has great stitch definition and is at a very reasonable price point. I have knit with it before and I will knit with it again (and again).
Needles: Knit Pick's nickel 16" circular
I know I ;m starting to sound like a broken record, but I still think vests make ideal knits for babies and toddlers. They are quick. They are forgiving with fit. There are no sleeves for little ones to pull or chew or drag through the dirt... and seriously, they are so. darn. cute!
Wishing all the best for the weekend. I hope you have the perfect mix of action and relaxation to restore you for another week.