Monday, May 30, 2011

Lace Cardigan

I started this cardigan about two months back. I wanted to take this DROPS pattern and make it my daughter's size (5-6 years). So I worked out the maths, knit the body and the sleeves up to the armholes, then chickened out at the idea of set-in sleeves and decided to do raglan sleeves instead. Also, I opted for a round neckline and in the end, I ran out of pink yarn, so had to improvise and do a lace portion in orange color.

All in all, if was an interesting project and turned out OK. The cardigan is a bit large for my not-yet-five year old, but she will grow into it, inshaAllah. My only concern is that the sleeves might be disproportionately longer. Or not. The yarns are Mondial Delicata Baby (pink), Knit Picks Palette (orange) and some KoolAid dyed wool, leftover from my tangled yoke cardigan.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Odds and Ends

Thank you all so much for the well wishes and warm welcome for our baby. I am happy to report that she is two weeks old now, MashsaAllah. Her jaundice is almost gone and her feeding and sleeping pattern much improved. Her most endearing action is the spontaneous smile she likes to bestow upon her admirers from time to time. I could not resist a picture of her tiny feet.
Somewhat related are the little projects I did right before she arrived. I knit a pair of tube socks.
And a pair of Stay-on Baby Booties. I love the pattern and how these turned out.
And a pair of Saartje Bootees.
Needless to say, all these pairs are too large just now. Which is just fine as it is too hot to wear these right now anyway.
Also I used some leftover cotton yarn to make this headband for my kindergartener.
Also, I just finished a cardigan for my elder daughter. It is soaking right now. Hopefully I will have pictures soon.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

She's here

Our baby girl was born on Friday at 7 a.m. by c-section. She is three weeks early as I developed hypertension out of blue, about two weeks back. She is tiny, at birth weight 2.8 kg, and for the last couple of days, has had us worried with deepening jaundice and a touch of fever. But hopefully, she is getting better now, inshaAllah. As for me, I must be recovering well as I have a sudden urge to cast on some new baby project.