Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Knitting up a storm!

I finished my first sweater! It's the baby Yoda kimono sweater from Ravelry (you have to be a member to access it). I adjusted it a bit to make it slightly larger, and i didn't use a Yoda'esque color (not really into Star Wars, just liked the pattern). I decided to make matching slippers, mittens, and a hat. The slippers and hat are from Zoe Mellor's book, "Easy Knits." They are very simple patterns; however, if I were to make the hat again, I would cast on fewer stitches and use larger needles because it took FOREVER to knit the simple hat. The slippers were very easy and very quick to knit, maybe an hour for both. For the mittens, I just did a k2 p2 ribbing for an inch, then knitted the rest, ending with a kitchener graft, using dpn's in stockinette. They were very quick to knit up and since a baby doesn't need t use their opposable thumb, yu can skip the thumb part. DH was adorable and put the mittens on his feet, strange as it was, they actually fit! I'm working on some other items, but I'll keep those a secret for now ;-)

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