Wednesday, November 23, 2005

More Baby Gifts

i've been holding off posting the latest baby gift i knitted until it was given to the parents-to-be, our dear friends terri and matt in NY.

Baby Sweater & Hat

here's a close-up of the hat and neckline of the sweater
Baby Sweater & Hat Detail

i used the same sweater and hat patterns as i did on the other gifts i made.

i guess i was a glutton for punishment by using cotton yarn again. knitting with cotton definitely has its challenges, especially when using circular bamboo needles; the stitches don't glide as easily as they do on metal needles. the experience has convinced me to buy metal circular needles from now on.

the biggest struggle for me continues to be to find a way to neatly pick up stitches around the armholes and neckline. i haven't yet mastered where exactly to pick up the stitches around the curves without creating gaps or holes. i guess it will come with practice.

all that said, matt and terri loved the gifts. i can't wait to see them on the baby.


Anonymous Bill C. said...

Very cute, maybe someday I will advance beyond the scarf!

7:01 AM  

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