I am so excited to be attending a mini knitting retreat this weekend with some close friends (I’ll give you two guesses who three of the friends are!).
I am really excited about this, of course, but it necessitates doing something I loathe with a passion: packing.
Not only do I have to pack clothes, but I have to pack knitting, food and bedding.
I think my brain is about to explode, so I will leave you with this:
This is an unblocked Tulip Baby Cardigan (a Dream in Color pattern), using the Spring Rainbows mini-skein set from Three Irish Girls. The base is Springvale, which is a wonderful worsted weight yarn, and I absolutely loved working with both the yarn and the colorway. I did not love the pattern, but I didn’t hate it, either. I knit the 12-18 month size, but due to my different gauge the finished sweater is more like 3-6 months. I used ever so slightly over half of each of nine mini-skeins, and each mini-skein is 1/4 of a full skein (so, 1/4 of 250 yards). Perhaps someone with a less-likely-to-explode brain can figure out how the actual yardage!
The sweater currently remains in its unblocked state because I cannot decide if I like the edging. I did a simple seed stitch border, binding off using my favorite surprisingly stretchy bind off. I love the stretch, but don’t love the slight rippled look it gives the edges.
So, while I’m away, I’ll put it to a vote: Block it with the edging as-is? Rip out the bind off and re-do it using a less-stretchy bind-off? Option C?
I hope everyone enjoys their weekends, where ever you are!