Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Yarn Along

I'm yarning along with Ginny and the crew at Small Things again this week.  Come join us...
I finished these longies pretty quick this week- the joy of newborn things in a bulky weight yarn! I used the WonderPants pattern for the first time and I like the wider leg of the pattern but I definitely used every single last scrap of yarn that I had.  I only had one skein of the citrus color to make them with and I thought about striping the legs but then decided I didn't want to do that and they were just going to be as long as I had yarn for.  I chickened out on the magic loop though.  I'm so used to using dpns and I don't have a really long circular needle so... I just divided my skein in half and did the legs on dpns. This is the first time I have done a gusset like this one so we'll see what the fit is like on an actual infant- it was nice not having to graft the gusset though. I used malabrigo chunky for these and I love it!  They are so nice and soft and the colors- while a bit bright and bold- are wonderful.

Next up I am testing out a pattern for a fellow Diva.  Amy is working on her Little Loungers pattern in a bulky weight and I am going to test the newborn size for her. I'm going to use some more malabrigo chunky that I got last summer up in Burlington. Although, baby B needs to hurry up and arrive soon so I can have a model for her! I'm sure his mother would agree...

I haven't had the chance to do much reading recently.  I've been up to my eyeballs in laundry and dishes and we have been taking advantage of this wonderfully warm weather and getting outside a lot.  I planted all the tomato seeds and broccoli and the garden planning has begun in earnest. So I have nothing to report so far on this book other than the first few pages are interesting enough!

Happy knitting and reading!

6 comments:

pinkundine said...

Those longies are so cute :) I love the bright colour

Alisa said...

adorable longies!! I have that pattern and have yet to make them.....yours have inspired me though!! Happy Knitting!!

Donna said...

Those longies are so cute. I am so inspired by everyone on the Yarn Along. I will have to check out that book as well.

Jessica Snell said...

It's hard to see from behind the book, but it looks like those longies have some great pooling going on. I love seeing what variegated yarn does!

come on in x said...

I'm glad I'm not the only one who chickens out of the magic loop. My dpns seem to do the job fine for me and the magic loop takes me ages and ages just to get a couple of rounds done. Lovely bright colours on your longies x

Rachel Proffitt said...

Well they look very cute :) I wish I had a baby to make longies for ;)