Thursday, January 11, 2007

Knitting: Teddy Bear Asymetrical Cardigan and Hat for Audrey

I love this little knitting pattern! I love the asymetry. I love that it knits up quickly. And I have found it works with so many different yarns. The first time I made this sweater in a green wool blend, with metal buttons for Christmas and this time I picked this furry looking boucle yarn in a perfect teddy bear color--like a little fur coat for my baby. It is so soft. She looks just darling in it.

I crocheted the hat--started in the round and increased and then worked down when I thought the circumference was about right for her head.

What a great set! It worked perfectly to keep Audrey cozy on our January trip to Cambria with my family.

Sunday, January 7, 2007

Knitting and Crochet: Retro Swing Sailor Collar Cardigan

After Christmas, as in, the day after Christmas, I started this project for myself. It was so much fun making things for Christmas gifts and it was also nice to be able to start a new list after the holiday, including something for me. This is the first time I've tried an adult sweater and to be sure it didn't take too much time I chose this LionBrand Retro Swing cardigan pattern for their Wool Ease Thick & Quick yarn.

I love the combination of crochet body and knit collar in this pattern.

It is really cozy and fun to wear, though I struggled a bit with what to wear underneath. I decided a simple long sleeved tee works best as I like to use a pin at the neck to keep it closed.
Makes me excited about doing more things I can wear. Maybe this is the year!

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