I’ve finished the raglan portion!
Those purl ridges show where the ruffles will be knit. I was supposed to knit one more purl ridge, but I forgot. I’m calling it a design element. 🙂 So far this has been a pretty simple knit – nothing too complicated, just some knits, purls, and yo’s. I’m already toying with the idea of making Kirsi a matching top in ivory. Can I stand to make two in a row? We’ll see.
I was very naughty yesterday and put my MIL’s socks on hold so I could start this top for Eva. My reasoning? The socks aren’t due until Christmas, but Eva’s top can be used right away. I probably shouldn’t have cast the socks aside, but at this point, what’s done is done.
I love the look of the ruffled sleeves on this top. I’m determined to dress Eva in tons of ruffles until she’s old enough to fight me on it. Right now she seems pretty thrilled with frills, so I’m hoping she’ll love her new shirt.
I’m still working on the raglan part, as you can see. I have 5 more rows to go until it will be joined and knit in the round. As for the yarn and needles, I’m using Knit Picks Comfy Sport in “Peony” and size 4 needles. The Comfy Sport seems heavier than sportweight, but that’s not a big deal. I’d rather the top turn out too big than too small. Eva can always grown into it!
The girls had some visitors today. Here are a few pictures for you to enjoy:
OH YEAH! I finished the first sock!
Now I’m grappling with whether I should start the next sock off the new ball or what’s leftover from the ball I used to make the first sock. I’m not attempting to make twin socks, but I’d like the stripe sequence to be uninterrupted. If I could find the end of the used ball, I’d know if I will have to cut out a bunch of yarn when switching to the second ball. Unfortunately, that darn end is hidden, so if I start off the used ball, I run the risk of losing quite a bit of yarn. Decisions, decisions.
Ok. So that one week deadline may have been a bit ambitious. I’m making great progress, but I think this will be a Christmas gift and not a birthday gift. Just to state the obvious, knitting a pair of socks in a week is next to impossible if you’re the mother of a toddler and a baby.
I’m knitting the foot to 8.25 inches before starting the toe. Right now the foot measures 6 inches, so I’m close! I’m loving these more and more every day. I think it’s the stripes. I’m a sucker for stripes. 🙂
I never want to rib again. 🙂 Stats are as follows:
-Size 4 needles
-Knit Picks Essential in “Jay”
-Followed the pattern exactly except for shortening the length a tiny bit. (I knit the body to 28cm instead of 30cm after splitting for the sleeves.)
I love the look of this top, but I doubt I’ll ever knit another. Way too tedious. Here are a few action shots for you to enjoy: