Tuesday, April 22, 2008

New Beginnings

It seems only fitting that my first project in our new home is something for a new baby

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Punk Knitters soaker
size small in Hummingbird Fey (8ply) knitted in the round on 30cm 4mm Addi Turbo. I knit the leg cuffs on straight needles before I graft and I like the look and fit of the rolled cuffs so usually do stockinette. I really despise kitchener but I am getting better and better at it. I use these great instructions from Knitty.

This is a gift for one of my "nappy" friends. Wool makes for a great nappy cover and sure beats those horrible plastic covers they sell in baby shops. Its Real Nappy Week here in NZ at the moment which is a week where alternatives to throw away/one use nappies are promoted at events through out the country. More info at The Nappy Network

One of my friends has written a pattern for a soaker knitted in the round with no grafting! I'm going to help her by test knitting it and possibly hosting the pattern here. I think it's going to be a fun knit and once this moving in chaos is over, I'm going to pick something from my stash to CO (or PCO as the case may be, hehe)

4 comments:

familyofgirls said...

Ooooo that new pattern sounds very interesting. Can't wait to see a FO from it.

neak said...

ohhhhhhhhhh I love that wool!

Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

Weeeee! you are back! :)

xo

Gypsy said...

What great wool! That is a gorgeous soaker. I think that is huge motivation for me to learn to knit ... so that if I am lucky enough to have another baby I can make him or her gorgeous soakers like that!
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