Monday, 9 February 2009

A Baby Surprise Complete

The Baby Surprise is complete and I am very pleased with it. Here it is in all its unblocked glory.
It is entirely charming and did not take nearly the yarn I had set aside for the sweater. I might do some single crochet in bright pink along the edges, and it still needs buttons but it is substantially complete. I know Finley's mom loves pink, and I hope this brilliant shade will please her.

I have one more to do in the next few weeks for Kylie, my friends new granddaughter, and I can honestly say, I'm looking forward to it. There are a few things I will do differently on this second one, though. I think I'm going to cast off another stitch, maybe two at the neck line to allow some colour to happen on the finishing along that area. This neck opening seems just too tiny when I try to add any on this first sweater. Another thing I think I will do, is put the second major colour segment on the 10 rows after all the decreasing is done. It will better mirror what I did for the sleeves.

Usually I put something new on the needles immediately after I finish a project but I confess yesterday, I just sat and admired this cute little thing and all its spongy warmth. The yarns are so bouncy, my favourite thing in a yarn, that it was nice just to sit and pet it for a while.

I have a black sock to finish, and I have the practise colour stranding project on needles and the vest still to knit. I have some wrist warmers and a cowl on the go for myself, and deep in the bowels of the work bag is an attempt at a rib warmer almost half done. That is enough on the needles projects for now.

But while I admired and petted the sweater, I planned and dreamed of the next big thing. For the first time in a while, I don't have something long planned for ahead of me, waiting in the queue. Its really really nice to be faced with possibilities instead of certainties for a change.

Where the wind blows. I think that is where I'm going next.

1 comment:

Knitting Alchemist said...

That baby surprise is gorgeous. I wasn't sure about that bold pink, but it turned out lovely. You've inspired me to work with EZ so I just finished a pair of her mitered mittens with the (gulp) afterthought thumb. Nicole at the store said these mittens are really interesting to make and they sure were. Looks like the baby surprise is interesting and fun too.