Sunday, December 06, 2009
Baby Sweater #1
Baby Bolero from One Skein by Leigh Radford. I skipped the cute little motif on the back on this one, but I may make another. I used the Blue Sky Organic Cotton called for in the pattern, because it is heavenly soft. It did, indeed, take less than one skein. It's cute, but damn, I love a top-down seamless sweater. The finishing on this little bitty thing was a pain in the butt - I hate sewing seams anyway, and wee little sleeves in a relatively cushy-thick yarn are a particular bitch. And then there was picking up the stitches for the border - no way could I get as many as called for around the sides. But, bitching aside, I do like the sweater. It is so wee and simple, and it is heavenly soft. I have another skein, and I'm going to add a simple little roll brim hat and booties.
But the next baby sweaters will be seamless. Seams suck.