13 November 2006

Off the needles

This has got to be one of my fastest projects ever. I cast on the evening of Sunday the 5th and I was finished with the body of the soaker by the night of Wednesday the 8th. Then it took me forever to get the leg cuffs done because I had some time to work on it and forgot to take two of my dpns with me and then life got crazy. I finished yesterday (Sunday the 12th) so that was only a week total time. Not bad, not bad. It's the Punk Knitters soaker in a size large, knit in Plymouth Outback wool. It took less than 100g to do. I am still knitting the i-cord drawstring but she doesn't actually need it. The ribbing is snug on her belly, but I did the eyelet row so I'll put the drawstring in for looks.

I am not actually that excited about how the colors pooled up. I wish the vertical stripes weren't there. But oh well. The wool is nice and soft and I think I will like this soaker.

I think I have decided against a couple of hand-knits for Christmas presents, but I still need to do some, plus get some longies done.



5 comments:

Lena said...

Cute!! I think the vertical stripes look nice. I really should teach myself how to do this...

QueenMeadow said...

So cute!! I love how it turned out and how it looks on that cutie baby of yours.

Lisa said...

What a chub!!! Do you have to waterproof them before you use them? I'm thinking about going back with the prospect of two in diapers again. I'm so wishy washy! Dh makes no comment.

frugalmom said...

You don't technically have to do anything to the soaker because the wool is naturally water resistant, but it's better to lanolize them. I've been using this soaker without lanolin and haven't had any trouble, but I'll get it lanolized soon.

Char said...

Holy cow that is CUTE! Still not cute enough for me to use cloth or learn how to knit, though.

:o)