Monday, June 12, 2006

And then there were two!

I finally finished the second bunny cardi on the weekend. Actually, I finished knitting it on Friday but couldn't find carrot buttons anywhere! I bought the original ones at Wal-Mart, but they only had three cards of it and I needed four. After checking out 3 different stores in 3 different towns on the weekend and 2 fabric stores to boot, we had to improvise.

So here are the bunny cardi and the kitty cardi (click here for bigger picture)! You may notice that the bunny cardi looks different than it did earlier in the week...I held my breath again for open knit surgery and knitted in an afterthought pocket (Elizabeth Zimmerman really is a genius) and am really stoked about how it turned out. The pockets are exactly the size of the finger puppets who are snug as a bug in their custom tailored pockets!

I just love how neat they look and I must admit I love the thrill of snipping a stitch and unravelling a garment I've been working on for several days with the potential of disaster! It's unnerving, but just like the afterthought buttonhole, totally worth since it makes up for lack of careful planning! Check out the inside:

{blogger is throwing a hissy fit again, click here to see picture on the better-mannered flickr}

Now I really have to finish my niece's one skein wonder so I can deliver it and both cardis tonight since she's leaving for Algeria tomorrow! Talk about cutting it close. Plus I really need to get started on my World Cup project. I'm already 3 days behind! Not good. Although I did watch the England vs Paraguay match on Saturday (really nothing else on the telly) and it wasn't as boring as I remembered. Just boring enough to make even tricky knitting possible :0P

Finally, remember the amazing pinwheel baby and lady cardis I told you about on Friday? Well I love the pattern so much I thought I'd host my very first knit-along! I set up a dedicated blog for it here (or check out my fancy button in the sidebar) and would love for you to join if you're interested. I won't get to mine until after the Knitting World Cup on July 10th (though you can start earlier or later if you prefer). It would be really cool to see it come together in different colour combos. I'm planning on using the recommended Peruvian Collection Highland Wool (total baby version cost is $20..., now that's a deal!) but can't decide on which 7 colours to choose. Too many choices! Good thing there's plenty of lead time ;0)

Hope you'll join me!


  1. Great pockets! You're a clever girl. :) The cardigans look wonderful. I had a bunch of stuff I was going to say, but can't remember what. Hmmmm. I like the pinwheel cardigans. Have fun choosing your colours!

  2. The new and improved pocket is neat and much better for holding the little puppets than the other. I always thought that outside pockets kind of gapped least mine do! The sweaters are lovely. Keep up the good work.

  3. The cardigans are cute. I can just imagine all the ideas running through your head. Keep it up.

  4. Oh ya, Elizabeth was a genius ... I love the pockets. I held my breath the 1st time I did it. But she does recommend waiting to do the pocket until after you finish a sweater ... to get correct placement. Great idea! Oh & I LOVE those cardis!

  5. Anonymous6:11 p.m.

    Those are adorable!

  6. Anonymous6:06 p.m.

    Wow!!! I just came upon your blog and have to say your work is beautiful!!!! I love it! I am a newbie to knitting - just knit scarves for awhile and now working on my first REAL project - a tank, next project is a baby sweater. Thanks for the inspiration.