Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Yarn Along

I'm still working on Yarn Harlot: The Secret Life of a Knitter. It's certianly not for lack of interest- this book is hysterical. I just have been so busy with renovations that all my spare time has been spent knitting and not reading. I read Frank aloud several sections from this book last night in (and yes you listened and laughed appropriately...) and the section on Christmas knitting had me crying I was laughing so hard because I can competely see myself in this section. It reminded me that in order for "IT" to not happen again this year maybe I should start working on Christmas presents now.... or at least James' birthday present since his bday is in a month (can you believe the little booger is going to be 2!). I think I'll probably head back to the cable book to pick out a cable for Xander's sweater that I'd rather be working on though. I have time to finish the hobby horse for James right....

The soaker is something that I wipped up pretty quickly. It's from this pattern. It was a nice pattern to work from and I love that it comes in three differnt yarn weights. I really like the ribbed crotch- it makes it nice and stretchy but also adds some absorbancy. I do think that the sizing is a bit big seeing as I was right on gauge and this small soaker fits James. Now I realize that my kiddos are wee-nuts but that seems a bit extreme even to me. I had this yarn left over from James' errand sweater so it worked up in to the soaker with about 1 yd left to spare! A perfect use of leftovers. So the sizing doesn't matter per se because I wan't making it for anyone in particular but I will never go larger than a medium that's for sure! I'm not sure who this soaker is for but I figure I can gift it seeing as I have several pregnant friends or I can FOM it on DSD or save it for a future baby.

6 comments:

Emily said...

It's very sweet.

7b9795e8-67bb-11e0-8173-000bcdcb2996 said...

Lovely little soaker! And I'm reading some Stephanie Pearl-McPhee this week, too! -- Kathy at http://www.needleandspade.com

wishingforpineneedles said...

Love the soaker.....so timely for me as we are expecting a new little one soon and would love to use wool soakers this time. They are just very expensive to buy so maybe I will try this one. Thanks for the link!

Amy Caroline said...

I love making soakers! They are quick knots and very useful, which is always great!

FlauschiOhren said...

Very cute soakers. In fact I think soakers are the cutest things you can knit for babies. Soakers and booties =)

Charis's Mum said...

I've heard good things (overall) about the vanilla soaker. I might have to try it sometime. It's cute. I love soakers.