Tuesday, 9 June 2009


Okay, so I made a crap-tonne of baby hats, and then I gave 5 away. Now I'm trying to give the rest away, but the hospital won't answer my request for info re: HOW to donate the hats.
That, and the repetition of the same itty hats over and over . . . turned my creative brain to mush.

Thankfully, my creative brain was not required for the knitting I had to get done.
Spotty Dotty Cardi!

Complete and in all the glory it could muster. I love this little sweater. Love it! To the point that if I hear it's not used, I will likely cry. Seriously.
Pattern: Guro's Twinkle Vintage Baby Cardi Only available on Ravelry.
Yarn: To die for! Handmaiden Casbah sock. Merino wool, cashmere, nylon. Yummy. I especially love(d) the depth of colour in this yarn. It was a real pleasure to work with.
Button treatment: the pattern calls for eyelets, and a ribbon to be threaded right around the neck. I didn't love this. I tried for button holes, but the whole thing looked . . . off. I took out the button holes. I tried crocheting on button loops. Still looked wrong. I decided on these button tabs after agonizing for a few days. I think they look perfect! Like they were meant to be there.
There were 2 reasons this sweater had to be completed quickly. 1) the shower was rapidly approaching, 2) The top secret knitting project I mentioned last post.

(Here's a little teaser, just in case you haven't figured it out yet.)


etcgirl said...


I know what you did this summer.


Lisa said...

Love the tabs... I think I'll be queuing that pattern now and copying your button treatment, as I wasn't a huge fan of the ribbon either.

Stickyfingers said...

All I need now is a pipe cleaner . . . then I will reveal the secret-y goodness!!

Hege said...

The cardi is so beautiful!

Bezzie said...

Love the cardi!!!