Friday, December 21, 2012
Baby sweater in progress
The body is a slip stitch pattern from Barbara Walker's first treasury of knitting patterns. This book has served me so well. No charts, but the instructions are impeccable. If you don't own it, hunt it down; it is a masterpiece of stitches!
The bodice is garter stitch. I'll pick up the sleeves in cream and work down, reversing the pattern, so the little garter blocks will be in cream, and the lines in blue. Garter border and neckline. I'll also make a matching hat and maybe booties.
She's due in 4 1/2 weeks, so time is of the essence here.
In other news, I'm have a Year End Sale in my Etsy shop starting Wed, Dec. 26! Everything will be marked down, including yarn already on sale. I haven't done much Etsy dyeing for a long time; mostly I've been doing clubs and large orders on Etsy. So this is a change for me. I really need to do some clubs again, especially lace. I have tubs of lace yarn begging to be dyed.