Thursday, May 7, 2015
I See You!
I told you all that I have been addicted to test knitting lately. Seriously, I can't get enough of knitting cute things - especially when it means that I also gets to help out an indie pattern designer. After I finished my last test knit, I did tell myself no more, I'm done. Before I even got that project posted, I saw that Lisa had another test knit posted to her group. The test knit was already in progress with nearly every slot filled up - every slot except for one 6 month size. How convenient, my nephew is currently wearing 3 to 6 month clothing! Yep, without even a second thought to all of the things I wanted to sew and knit for myself I went ahead and volunteered to fill that spot. I think I need to be better about setting boundaries.
Lisa's latest sweater is called Peekaboo, it's a raglan sleeve sweater with what looks like a second layer underneath. I love the concept. The sweater is supposed to be knit in a solid color with the under-layer knit in stripes. After volunteering for the project, I realized that I did not have any worsted yarn in my stash, so I went yarn shopping. Unfortunately my LYS did not have enough yarn in a single color that I liked for this sweater, as a result I knit stripes throughout the main portion of the sweater and knit the under-layer as a solid. I still kind of wish I had been able to make the pattern as intended, but I do like how this turned out. I think the orange really pops against the blue and green.
I am such a fan of Lisa's pattern designing skills. In my last test knit for her, I loved the texture she added to the sweater. In this pattern, I love the layered look that is created without there actually being two layers in the sweater. I find myself thinking that this would be a clever addition to some of the patterns that I want to knit for myself.
It's a pretty good thing that my model was on his best behavior and gave me lots of smiles, because my daughter kept photo bombing my pictures. I can't tell you how many pictures had her little hands trying tickle my model's tummy or hand him a toy. It's always precious to see her so eager to help take care of this guy, I think that she will make an excellent big sister later this year!