Tuesday, June 18, 2013

baby knitting

yes, i love a challenge.... and when it's combined with fiber, i get nutty! here's the story. joan is expecting her first grand baby and has been knitting sweet little things for miss molly. on our trip to maryland, joan was working on a knitted hat with yarn her daughter picked out. the color was lovely and in a soft superwash merino, seemed perfect for a new babe. joan was knitting away and i noticed that the yarn and pattern didn't seem to be happy together. i offered my observation to joan and she smartly put me in my place! ( that's why i love her ;)
so at our guild meeting, she was still knitting away on this hat anxious to finish it and pop it in the mail for the upcoming baby shower. at some point she noticed that she had neglected to include a decrease and she wasn't sure where. she turned to me and asked me if i would find it and fix it. now, i was thrilled to finally be getting my hands on this project. i cautioned her that i when i found the spot it would have to rip it back. she looked at the hat and discovered that the error was near the beginning, so there was a good chance this was going to be all pulled out. there was discussion among the fiber folks, and soon we were searching for a different pattern. now, here's the part that makes this crazy. there was only 154 yds of yarn. for any non-knitters reading alone..... it's like needing a cup of flour and only having 2/3 cups in the canister. we searched ravelry, discussed strategy and at the end of the meeting, the re-skeined yarn was in my bag and we had a plan.

luckily it was a rainy father's day, so as we were visiting wineries i had car knitting to do. i also had a deadline. in order to make it to the shower, it had to be in the mail on monday.
success! this was the cutest thing ever. i may make more just to have in my stash. i took me less than 24 hours to knit.
so...... i had a bit of time left and was feeling angst that the hat project failed. i went browsing through my stash and found some cascade 220 in all the colors i would need...... for this
just the thing for a july baby in georgia! can't wait to see the photo's of miss molly in this.