Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Yarn Along

I'm yarning along with Ginny and co. again this week over at Small Things.  Come and join the fun...
I'm working on another pair of longies this week from the Wonderpants pattern. These are in a size small/medium. I ended up knitting these on a size 6 to get gauge- apparently I knit a tad loose... These are a boyish set of longies to go with the owlie milo I made last year- that way I have gifts ready for all those friends of mine who aren't finding out the gender of their babies. I really like how these are coming out although I do find the legs to be a tad wide for my tastes.  Next time I think I'll have to decrease the width a bit more but this pattern definitely has an interesting crotch gusset.  We'll have to see how it works out in real life.  I keep having this problem with pooling of my color in the crotch area though.  It doesn't seem to matter which pattern I knit I always get some nice pooling right in the wet zone! I used malabrigo worsted for these b/c it is so nice and soft. Rav details here.

Next up is a Fae Folk hat and some Ruru mitts also in malabrigo worsted for a Diva swap.  I'm doing some knitting and getting some new diapers in return since our stash is in serious need of refreshing.  Score!

I am doing some reading but nothing that is exciting or interesting enough to share.  We've mostly been reading a bunch of sheep books. I will hopefully have some fun reading to share next week though.  Along that same vein though I am planning on participating in the Knitting and Crocheting Blog Week next week. I was planning on working on the topics ahead of time but that hasn't happened yet so we'll see how many days I actually get my stuff together and post!  It's a personal challenge anyway.

Happy Knitting and Reading!

5 comments:

Claire said...

Oh such lovely colourful longies. I love longies, and it was a sad day when we no longer had the need for them!

Tracey said...

Your longies are so cute. I will be so happy when I have the need to knit for a baby again.

karen said...

what cute longies!

A Faithful Journey said...

Your longies are always so cute! Love the colors of this one!

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Very cute....I've thought of making longies before...