Monday, 26 January 2009

Latest Finished Object....

This one has been a long time in the WIP pile ........ he arrived on Tuesday 20th January, at 21.10 in the evening, was hard work but worth it.


That'll be my new boy - Owen. One two three, Ahhhhh (and yes, he has a lot of hair).



He's got his Francis charmed, and I knit him a jumper.......


Pattern - my own, basic raglan cardigan, one row stripes, moss stitch button bands and collar, random assortment of buttons from my collection.

Size - 0 - 3 months (from a Debbie Bliss pattern), a bit big for now - he'll grow into it! 7" to underarm, 5.5" sleeve length, 9.5" total length, 19" round the chest.

Yarn - oops, didn't keep the ball bands, but acrylic/wool blend machine washable sportweight/dk. 1 ball in green and one in off white.
Gauge - 6.5 stitches and 8 rows per inch.
Comments - it's a good thing it's washable. Not the nicest softest wool ever, but practical and cheap and available in the shop in Inverness. There seems to be a lack of nice wool that is washable on the market, but I did go shopping in some of the internet sales and have bought some of various blends which I am going to be trying out. When I am a bit better organised, I'll get a cone or two of machine washable wool and try dyeing my own I think - it is so much more fun working with really nice coloured stuff.
He will have matching green booties as well as soon as they are done........


6 comments:

blue hands said...

Brilliant! Congratulations. I particularly love that picture of F & O gazing at each other.

Walden said...

Congrats! He is adorable and my heaven's he has a lot of hair. :) The sweater looks adorable on him.

Lin said...

Congratulations on the most gorgeous baby!

blue hands said...

Just an additional comment to let you know that I have tagged you on my blog.

xx

picperfic said...

ooooh wish I could have one of those...I have to make do with Grandbabies now, got 7 to play with so I shouldn't complain. He is just adorable!!

m said...

Congratulations! Seriously, one of the cutest babies I have ever seen! What wonderful hair and such a cute face! Wishing you and yours every blessing!