Three of you voted for Sarah! Thank you so much! Holly (my sister) was the randomly generated winner (i swear!), but I’m gonna give Peggy and Lisa prizes, too, just for the heck of it. I will contact you with the details.
Now, onto the next.
In my constant quest to procrastinate as long as possible on completing my sockapalooza socks, I started and finished a little sweater for Maggie. I started June 13 and was finished the next day.
Trouble was, it was way too wide and the bottom edge wanted to roll up. I sat on it for a day, then made some adjustments. First I took off the button band. The I cut off the bottom.
What fun! I knit a new border going in the opposite direction with fewer stitches and more ridges and – TA DA! – it doesn’t roll. Actually, it looks really cute. Just how I imagined it.
I made the pattern up myself. It’s just a cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves and raglan shaping for the arms. I knit it all in one piece and grafted the underarms. My guage was 4 sts/inch using size US 8. The yarn is Lion Brand’s Cotton Ease. Machine washable and dryable! I am usually such a wool snob, but I think I can get on board with this Cotton Ease! Machine washable and dryable! Oh, I already said that.
I am calling it the June Sweater because I made it in June. Sneaky, huh?
I signed up for Picnik and have been experimenting with the borders and the colors and such.
Ain’t she lovely? That’s what you get when you say, “Smile!”
Enough pictures of Maggie yet? Don’t worry. I’m planning a Cotton Ease project for Jerry (think Wallaby meets vest) so he’ll get some screen time soon.
Can’t. Stop. Procrastinating.