Sunday, May 07, 2006
This is my first time to post here and I hope I don't mess it up! I am in the middle of the wavy linen towel pattern and I love it. There is a nice rhythm to the pattern between the 5 garter stitches at the edge. I have knitted a shawl out of the linen and it softens like a dream when you wash and dry it.
I have made one of the felted boxes and will soon complete a whole set. If you make them, remember there is a tiny correction: you should be double stranding and using a #15 needle.
But the big news is I whipped out a baby kimono for the newest addition to our family. It done in stockinette with the yarn over becoming buttonholes for the beads. I knitted with Blue Sky's Organic Cotton, my fave. My sister's sister-in-law and her partner adopted Isaiah a few weeks ago and I had the sweater done in two days. No joke.
The "buttons" are from none other than Oriental Trading Company. I had them in my classroom for the kids to practice spelling with and they were perfect and super cheap.