Thursday, 16 July 2009

Knitting now

I haven't given you a knitting update for a while, blame the lack of progress on the hot weather, the long light evenings and pure idleness.
Good news is the alpaca baby blanket is finished, its actually a pale leafy green, see below, not the dull grey it looks in this photograph. Bad news is for some reason and under certain circumstances it feels a bit scratchy despite being 50% alpaca 50% merino. I first noticed this as it got larger and was resting on my chest and later my legs, occasionally a bit of fiber would stab me quite sharply. This is a worry as I don't want the little baby to be uncomfortable. I've been testing it on the characters from the car boot mobile, they have no complaints but I've already warned the mum to be that it would be best until the bambino can communicate that it isn't placed against any delicate skin.
I have almost finished a little baby jumper that started as travel knitting when we went down to Yorkshire and I am also about to tackle this
Pam an occasional knitter started this jumper, a Kim Hargreaves pattern, then decided it might be too small and asked me to either finish it or make something else. I've taken a look at it today and after holding it against myself I think it will be fit her, she's done such a lot of work it would be a shame not to press on. I actually quite like sorting out other people's projects, besides the yarn is Rowan kid classic, very soft and less likely to attack me.


  1. i've never tried knitting, and am always impressed that others can create such beautiful and seemingly intricate designs just like that.

  2. That baby blanket is gorgeous, Jenny! That soft jade green and delicate pattern is just sooo lovely! Surprising a bit though that the fiber had been every so slightly irritating... alpaca most of the time isn't like that. But if Winnie-the-Pooh and pals give it the OK, it mustn't be too bad, eh? ;o) That raspberry-colored jumper is delicious--can't wait to see the finish. I've been doing more knitting this summer than summers past...mostly baby clothes for our niece Anya--can't believe she's 8 months old already. I hope to share a knitting post soon myself. Oh, thanks so much for birthday wish for my hubby...You better hurry over though, not much cheesecake left! ((HUGS))

  3. The baby blanket is very impressive - beware though - knitting was on the list of causes for the bad shoulder!! - and my knitting is nothing by comparison!

  4. That pink wool is a lovely colour.

  5. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. Much aprieciated.

  6. Shame about the scratchiness because the blanket looks lovely. Might have to seek out that gorgeous sweater pattern for myself (not that I ever seem to finish any knitting projects).

  7. I think the blanket will be OK despite any scratchiness! After all, there is no need for a wool blanket if there is no need for some thin clothing underneath it. I am sure it will be loved and is certainly beautiful! Glad to see you are doing well. And the sweater.. If only my friends dropped *those* kinds of projects..

  8. Your baby blanket is beautiful! What a shame it's slightly prickly, that doesn't seeme right, considering how soft the yarn is meant to be. Maybe you're slightly allergic to it yourself? Like some people can't take wool? It's an exquisite pattern though, lucky mum of the baby, it looks like a real luxury item.
    Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)