17 February, 2010

Ravelympics—Day Five

We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to bring you an FO post that has nothing to do with the Ravelympics.

Baby Mania, Take Two

Izzone Baby Sweater has finally had its ends woven in and its buttons sewn on. It's been gifted, and Rory's daddy (who was the student coordinator for the Izzone back in his heyday) just loved it. And I loved knitting it, until I ran out of yarn. Yep, ran out of yarn. About halfway through the second button band. I needed, oh, I don't know, say, about TEN MORE FREAKING YARDS.

I ripped out both button bands and the bottom ribbing to 1.25 inches. (It was originally 1.5, as called for in the pattern.) I bound off the bottom ribbing, reknit the right button band, and knit the left button band. And the left button band was still one row narrower than the right because once again, I ran out of yarn. But that was acceptable to me, so I bound off and went with it. You can't tell, can you?

Isn't this the most adorable thing ever? I knit this back in December and have been waiting to show it to you until I finished the sweater. Yes, I knit the matching hat before I knit the sweater. Yes, I know that if I had knit the sweater first, I would not have had the whole running-out-of-yarn problem. Yes, I know that I could have chosen a different-but-equally-cute stripey hat pattern with less yardage to match the amount of yarn I had left. Please do not point this out to me or I might have to stab out my eye with a knitting needle.

In Ravelympics news, I have been working on my WIPs Dancing socks. I'm nearly through the gusset on one, and am about to start the toe on the other. Scooticus has not appeared in any pictures lately because he has been doing nothing but sleeping. I, on the other hand, have not been sleeping enough. I have been staying awake to watch the Olympics every evening until Bob Costas bids us goodnight. This was great when I didn't have to greet 13-year-olds at 7:40 a.m., but apparently I have not yet realized that 6:00 comes very early and I am exhausted. I don't even feel like knitting tonight at all. I am going to ball the yarn for the Baby Cable Wrap Sweater, and we'll see if I feel like doing anything else. This may have to be a day off.

Little Coffee Bean Cardigan by Elizabeth Smith
Candy Cane by Susan B. Anderson, in Itty-Bitty Hats

Berroco Comfort in Adirondack and Pearl

Sweater—Size 7, 4.5 mm and size 8, 5 mm
Hat—Size 7, 4.5 mm

See them on Ravelry!


Mom said...

This is adorable. Yeah for you for going with the "acceptable' versus the "perfect".

sue said...

Cute cute and more cute!! I have the same pattern printed out for a while now but havent gotten around to knitting it up as yet. I might just try and find it and start. I adore the little stripey hat too, how wonderful they are together.