Tuesday, November 13, 2007

More Knitting Talk

Sorry if this blog seems to be turning into a knitting blog, but I want to keep track of the patterns I am trying and what I like or dislike about them. To help some people feel less bored I am including action shots at the end of the post. I don't think there is anything cuter than Harry running around in something that I knit for him.

This time around I decided to try a pattern that cost money. I was confident in my knitting skills and wanted to try some longies for the winter. After a bit of research at Diaper Swappers I found the Sheepy Pants pattern. It came with a lot of glowing recommendations and they were spot on. The pattern came with 20 pages, but that included a ton of different ways to customize your pants (or shorts) and also an appendix that explains and shows pictures of all the terms used in the pattern. It was very easy to use and I am very pleased with how they came out. I did have issues with my short rows but I am giving myself a break on that since it was my first time doing them. They also did not end up in the center of the pants where they should have been, instead I did them to one side where they are not all that useful. My leg gusset turned out great and I am thrilled that I did it so well on my first try.

As an FIY yeah I know they are purple but I wanted to try the pattern out with yarn that I did not really care about. Somehow I had a skien of purple in my stash so I used it up. If I have a reader that has a girl about Harry's size that cloth diapers they are more than welcome to email me if they want it. I don't think that my husband really wants me dressing my son in purple from some odd reason.



8 comments:

Gina said...

Nothing wrong with purple! I mean, it's not like it's visible or anything!

Sunny said...

You are so talented! I wish I could knit!

Karen (Pediascribe) said...

Ok, I have to ask (not having knitted or cloth diapered) what exactly is a "soaker?" The name makes it sound like it's something to soak up fluids but as an outside layer it seems impractical. Is it purely decorative? Or it it to discourage the kids from undoing their cloth diapers now that they aren't pinned in?

And short rows. not all that useful on the side? Yeah, that's greek!

Valerie said...

Wanted to share with you my husband's Aunts' knitting blog:

http://lifesastitch.typepad.com/_/

Tell her, Valerie sent ya'!

Amber said...

Such talent...and quite the little model!

chichimama said...

Nice! And he looks great in purple. It IS a royal color....

fancypantsnancy said...

I think harry has a future as a model!

chelle said...

I thought purple was a boy's colour?!?!

Great knitting girl!!! I have never tried that pattern, but it looks awesome!