It is about 30 degrees out there. For most of you out there that would not be terribly cold. Having lived in PA in the recent past, I KNOW that it is not cold. But here in Texas, it is cold. The worst thing is that a couple of days ago it was closer to 70 degrees! It is these temperature changes that drive me up the wall. And also get my ability to withstand a few germs waayy down. Which is probably one of the reasons first my son and now I have a cold. I think DH is also is coming down with. It has just made the last couple of days a bit difficult. I have not gotten much done, just a little bit of knitting. But curling up on the couch with a blanket, and my knitting needles is just not exactly comfortable with this 7 month pregnant belly of mine. 😦 Oh well. Of course Dear 2 year old Son, who has gotten over his cold by now, is also not exactly pleased with the idea of me just hanging out on the couch, knitting.
On that account, I realized I have not told you about my project to design a baby cardigan. I started with the Quick or 5 Hour Baby sweater, but I took out all the lace. I just made it as basic as basic could be, but including the button band, as I wanted to have buttons on the cardigan. Here is the result:
I used “I love this Cotton” from Hobby Lobby, and it does do it’s name justice. I think the color I used is either this aqua, or this teal. I don’t have the label handy. Neither color looks right, but they are the closest among the set listed there. The picture is a little bit bluer then the real color, but not much. Definitely a better sample of the color then the pictures on the website. I like the cotton, it holds up reasonably well to being tossed in the washer so far, comes out softer then it went in. A few of my tails did work their way out, but I think that was my fault for not weaving them in well enough. Cotton just doesn’t hold onto itself as well as other yarns like wool! 😀
I like the result, but was thinking of adding some cables down the front panels. I am working on that at this time. This time it will be made in a yellow cotton yarn named Online Linie 165 Sande. I don’t think this yarn is available in the United States, I received it from my mother who visited me from The Netherlands. It is not quite as soft as the “I love this Cotton”, but it is very nice as well. And the color is very bright, just what I hoped for. But, I have been running into some issues with this one. I went from a worsted weight cotton to a sock weight, and apparently my math skills were not working too well. The first try had me increasing the yoke twice as fast as necessary! So I frogged it, and am trying again. I will show pictures when I have enough on the needles that it actually looks like something decent. 🙂