Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Really, I AM a Fast Knitter

You'd never think so, given how long it takes me to finish projects, but I can knit at a decent speed. It's the little things that slow me down. Like, starting other projects. Designing my own but not keeping notes....
According to this handy blog, I had almost the front done (scroll down, it's after the MP3 issue) in late May, 2007 (from yarn bought August 2006), but ran into an issue with the neckline. I'm not sure when I did the back, but probably before I had done the front (so it would help with planning the neck line). It sat in my basket, just needing the shoulders seamed and the sleeves picked up and knit down, for the longest time. I toyed with the idea of doing the sleeves on the KnitSmart, but if you drop a stitch, you CANNOT see it! Finally, back in March, I got back to it, praying it would still fit Lucy!


The yarn is Bernat LuLu---something I had always wanted to buy for my own LuLu. It's very soft---it looks like Sirdar Snowflake, but feels MUCH softer. You need to use larger needles for it but it knits up airy and loose/stretchy. In reading back in that other post about the front, I see that I had planned to add a hood! That would certainly let Lucy know which is the front and back easily, LOL. She also doesn't care when it's inside out.

I still have 3+ balls left (almost 4 balls, and there might be another 4 ball bag of it downstairs). I could make one for Megan, but really, I've had enough of LuLu. It's nice and all, but once is enough. If it would work better on the machine I'd whip up some blankets, but I'm not sure it'd be worth the hassle of dropped stitches. If anyone likes this yarn, let me know if you'd like some more :)

3 comments:

Lisa said...

Ah, she's the sweetest! Oh, and the sweater suits her so beautifully...

:)

~Debbi~ said...

Well, it came out nice, anyway, even if it took you months to finish! I adore the color. We don't get much pink here in the house of boys! Feel free to use the extra to make me a sweater...I love clothes!

smariek said...

She looks so cute in her sweater. And that yarn looks so cuddle soft. Aren't you glad you blog? Then you can look back and figure out when you did something or how you did something. I know that's happened to me when I lost my notes and thought thank goodness I blogged about it with the details I was trying to find.

I'm a slow knitter, I think that's why I haven't worked up to making any real clothes for Miss M (only hats), for fear that she'll outgrow it by the time I'm finished knitting.