Friday, September 16, 2011

pussycat, pussycat, where have you been?

i've been to newport to visit the queen!  the newest baby in our extended family is sloane.  she has red hair, blue eyes, and a brand new sweater/hat set that she is not that thrilled about. ツ   her mom was happy, though, and i was tickled that it seemed to fit.  i used debbie bliss baby cashmerino on size 3 needles. it's lovely to work with, and creates a wonderful, soft fabric.

the sweater is my modified february baby sweater.  it is so easy, and comes out adorable every time.  i will not do intarsia again on this sweater. it was painful to weave in all those ends.  in addition, i will either decrease 4-6 stitches across the bottom before doing the bottom seed stitch border, or i will use a smaller needle.  it really spread out before blocking, and even after it was not quite right.

the hat is my modified gnome hat.  of course, the gauge is quite different from the pattern, and i added the twirlies on top.

quit bothering me with your hats and such!  i am EATING!