Thursday, July 26, 2007

Baby Things Galore.

As much baby stuff as I've had on the needles lately, you'd think I was the one expecting the baby! I know that once the fall semester gets back going my knitting time is going to go to less than a half hour a night, so I'm trying to get some things finished early. I'm never an early bird, so this an unusual feeling for me. (No one even knows the sex of the babies yet!! That's how on top of things I am at the moment.)

This is Lillie's Little Sweater from Cottage Creations. One of my LYS's had it knit up and on display in the shop, and I just loved it. I even bought the same yarn as the sample! (Somehow their version is still cuter than mine.) It still needs some buttons, but I can't decide what color/style will look good, so I'm putting that off for awhile. Plus, it gives my mom & I an excuse to go out to the craft stores when I go home to Tennessee next month. Any suggestions for button colors & styles would be appreciated!!

I really like the yarn, although I must say that if I didn't see it knit up already, I probably wouldn't have chosen it myself. It's Universal Yarn, Inc. in Classic Worsted Long Print. I'm a sucker for self-striping yarns, so I thought I'd give it a try. It's 80% acrylic and 20% wool, it's got an amazing feel and drape to it, and it's super affordable. (About $6 for 200 yards)

Another good thing about this pattern was that for the 0-3 month size, it called for 400 yards. I got 3 skeins just to be on the safe side, but I only used about 300+ yards, and I swear that it's closer to being sized 6-9 months. There's still enough leftover for a baby hat & I can take one back and exchange at the LYS for something yummy. (They did just send out an email announcing a big shipment of Socks that Rock..)

There's a lot of suggested variations in the pattern, so if I made this again, I could make just a few changes and it would look like a completely different pattern. I think a nice neutral color would look really, really nice in this pattern.

Finished Specs:
Lillie's Little Sweater from Cottage Creations,$6
Needles: Size 7 circs and Size 7 double points (in stash)
Yarn: 2 skeins of Universal Yarn, Inc. in Classic Worsted Long Print, $6 each
Cost: $18 (with enough scrap leftover for a baby hat)


Lisa said...

OMG, I love that sweater. I have a pattern that is very similar and can't wait to get started on it because my SIL is due in December and the tech said she thinks it will be a girl! yeah!!!

Jen said...

I love that sweater. It is too cute! :)

Shelley said...

How about a soft pearlized pink (round) for the buttons? Or maybe a soft grey? It's gorgeous, you did a great job! I may need to try sweaters next. Oh wait. I was going to do socks... hmm... STOP TEMPTING ME WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL PROJECTS! :)

Sarah said...

So cute! Perfect for a little girl. I recommend buttons that have a high post, because they're easier to attach on a squirming baby.
What is with people not wanting to know what kind of baby they're having? I repeatedly fail to understand this. Don't they want to plan for things?