Friday, March 24, 2006

Sara's Set

Well, the little sweater and slipper set for B's soon-to-be niece, Sara, is finished! Good thing too, seeing as the baby shower is tomorrow! To recap, I made the Garter Stitch Wrap Top and Garter Stitch Silk Slippers from Simple Knits for Cherished Babies by Erica Knight, knit up in GGH Taj Mahal. Both patterns were easy to knit, and the yarn was a dream to work with. I love this book, and am certain I will make many more gifts for other cherished babies using these patterns. I'm pretty much over garter stitch for a while, but that's beside the point.

One modification: The pattern calls for organza ribbon for the ties on the sweater, however, I decided (upon Dis' suggestion) to use crochet chains instead. Then I decided to carry that theme to the slippers, to give them a Mary Jane sort of look. I'm happy with the way the crochet chain worked out.

Overall, I really enjoyed working on this project, even in spite of the time constraint, and I'm happy with the end result. I just hope all the pieces hold up! I mean, I can knit, I'm rather confident about my skills in that department, but my seaming skills are somewhat sketch. Oh well. It's out of my hands now. Literally. It's all boxed up and gift wrapped. I can only hope for the best at this point. Please don't fall apart...please don't fall apart...

And now...on to more packing! Did you really think I'd be done by now? Ha!

4 comments:

Jennifer said...

The crochet chain is just perfect! Organza ribbon for a baby! Bah. Ease of use and laundering is the order of the day for baby clothes.

candsmom said...

Your sweater and slipper set are adorable!! The color is so sweet and feminine and I love the crochet chains you used for the ties. The mom-to-be is going to be so thrilled! And thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm so glad to have found yours, too. :-) Fantastic job on Sara's set... take care! :-)

Chris said...

Oh, what a fabulously cute shower gift!! I like the crochet chains better than ribbon. And I'm sure it will stand up to baby wear. :)

Nasus said...

They are adorable!