Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Something big and pink

Good gosh, where does the time go? I have been meaning to post for days but something always seems to get in the way. We have had a busy week here, which included one quick trip to casualty and Dylan starting a different school, he is spending a term at a language centre which should bring his Welsh on a treat.

Salina is almost finished, in fact all seamed just the cuffs to attach. It would have been finished sooner but for this...

Debbie Bliss cashmerino chunky, simply gorgeous, very soft and silky, lovely deep colour. Irritatingly big needles but once you get going the knitting simply flies along. The pattern is from Rowan Junior and is well written, a fact that I failed to realise and deciding that I knew better than the good people at Rowan I studied the pattern, messed about a great deal with tape measures and came to the conclusion that their instructions would not create a garment of the length worn by the model. According to my calculations it would only reach the top of Tilly's bum, so I made it quite a lot longer. Ha! I thought, you won't catch me out this time, I have checked the pattern carefully and made the necessary adjustments instead of just following it blindly, I will not be disappointed.

It would appear I had not allowed for the fact that the weight of such a "big" yarn would cause it to hang rather longer. As you can see it is a little big, let's hope the yarn wears well because Tilly will certainly get a couple of years out of this knit.

Salina soon, I am pleased to say that it seems to be fitting just fine.


Blogger Elizabeth said...

She looks adorable in it! I do love me some seed stitch.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 3:53:00 pm  
Anonymous carol said...

Lovely long line cardi and just perfect for keeping warm this time of year. I love the looks of seed stitch - but knitting it for me is a labor of love.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 4:44:00 pm  
Blogger Marie said...

it's beautiful, and looks really comfy too. Fabulous colour!

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 5:14:00 pm  
Blogger Karen said...

I hope Tilly likes it because it looks so warm and cosy, and just what's needed at this time of year.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 9:26:00 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

But it's a lovely, long, colourful coat-dress! Very stylish.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:09:00 pm  
Anonymous marjorie said...

I assume "casualty" is what we call the Emergency Department at the hospital. Hopefully it wasn't serious or involved stitches! Tilly's sweater is lovely and looks so cozy. I can't do a lot of seed stitch at one time, but it looks so nice when finished. She will get a lot of use from the sweater, and it's sure to fit her next year too.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007 10:57:00 pm  
Blogger yvette said...

What a lovely cardi/coat, bet she is very huggable in it too, just right for your lovely grey weather. Can't wait to see your finished Salina.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007 3:21:00 pm  
Blogger Charity said...

She is darling in it, even if it is a bit, er, voluminous. :0)

Can't wait to see Salina!

Thursday, January 18, 2007 2:36:00 am  
Blogger opportunityknits said...

It looks so sweet in pink, I almost couldn't recognise which pattern in Rowan Junior it was. The longer length is very chic, and keeps her legs warm too, so it's the bonus from messing about with the pattern, a happy ending.

Thursday, January 18, 2007 8:40:00 am  
Anonymous heather said...

Like the raspberry colour - it looks great on her !

Thursday, January 18, 2007 1:00:00 pm  
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Blogger weirdbunny said...

Long cardigans are very fashinable at the moment. No-one would know that it was meant to be shorter.

Saturday, January 20, 2007 8:52:00 pm  
Blogger Kathleen said...

Pretty in pink!

Saturday, January 20, 2007 8:56:00 pm  
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