Monday, October 8, 2007

Ready for a nap...

My company left early this morning so I'm about ready for a nap and it's not even noon yet...(I wish I slept better)

I'm still working on the baby sweater, here's a pic of the last two I started.

I had to frog both of these. I changed my mind about the super bright pink, (well, everybody else in the house was saying that it was a tad too bright) and the white was the wrong gauge. I've started over in the white using Caron's Simply Soft. I know people bash the acrylic yarns, but this is one exception for really nice, soft knits (or crocheted items). I just feel you gotta be practical when you're knitting for kids/babies. I've been there, done that. Parents don't always have time to handwash items etc. I personally like easy. Easy. Easy. Not just for babies but for EVERYTHING.

Anyway, I'm still working on hubby's other socks. I feel like I'm knitting like crazy and they're simply not showing any growth. I can only work on them when he isn't around too, which makes it kind of hard. I should go work on them now.....

3 comments:

Anna said...

Simply Soft is a great yarn if you're looking for something that's soft and easy to wash. Definitely a good idea for baby knits.

I say knit what you want to knit with whatever yarn you want. I am not afraid to knit with acrylic, and if people don't like it, who cares? :)

Nat Red Knits said...

I use Simply Soft for a lot of my baby knits. Soft against the skin and easy washing care are most important in baby knits and to new moms too :) What new mom wants to hand wash?

I never want anyone to worry about actually being able to use what I make them.
Knit on girlfriend!

Lucy said...

Just wanted to say you're blog is looking great - nice template colour isn't it - I chose this one for mine too a few months ago!! Good Luck with everything - I like the bright pink - all my babies were dressed in bright colours when they were born - and so is my granddaughter these days!! Happy Knitting!