there has been a distinct lack of knitting content this past week or two I will admit ... soft snuggly little critters aplenty, a modicum of quilting but none of the yarny goodness.
So here's what I've been doing:
Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater [again]
3.5mm straights and dpns
Panda Baby Lustre 4-ply [ fingering] 2 balls- quite a bit thinner than the recommended yarn. The pattern was sized for 3-6 months and I wanted newborn. This yarn has a filament of something like shiny rayon very loosely wound around it - looks superb, splits like buggery, real pita to knit with. Interesting the way the yarn went into almost identical stripes on the sleeves. Not too keen on that patch of white that pooled just under the yoke on the right front but not enough to break the yarn and get rid of it. I may be obsessive but not THAT much.
I usually cast on an extra 4 stitches under the arms to make the sleeves just a little fuller and didn't do the decreases at the wrist. I put an extra repeat of the slip stitch pattern around the bottom.
Also I put the buttonholes closer together than the pattern called for. There are normally 22 rows and I did them every 16. Next time I'd probably go with 18.
reading: Bound Feet and Western Dress by Pang-Mei Natasha Chang
Fool Moon - Jim Butcher
Knitting : baby hat for donation
quilting : still making triangles for the Jonson Collection quilt now dubbed 'Amazeing' by my friend Nic.
health - still slowly getting better from last week's ep. Innards still a bit squirgly and tender.
Birthday report - David had a wonderful day and we had takeaway pizza for tea which only happens once a year.