Friday, May 23, 2008

FO: Stargazer's Pullover

All done and ready to show off!

Stargazer’s Pullover

Begun: May 7, 2008
Finished: May 22, 2008

Yarn: S.R. Kertzer On Your Toes 4 Ply sock yarn, 75% superwash wool/25% nylon with aloe vera, Colorway ON223801, 100g = 390 yds, took 1.5 balls or approx. 585 yards.
Needles: Addi Lace circulars, 2.5mm for ribbing and 3mm for body and sleeves.
Pattern: Johnny Boy free pattern from Berroco, size 2.

Comments: Made for Stargazer’s 1-1/2 birthday. (Don’t ask.) Was a really easy knit except for shoulder and neck bands. Pattern was incorrect. It has you make 4 buttonholes in the back left-shoulder band and none on the neck-band. I changed that to 3 buttonholes on the shoulder and one on the neckband. Found cute Peter Rabbit buttons in the stash that are as old as the recipient’s daddy! Other mods: made the sleeves and body 1/2” shorter than the pattern states. Still seems too long and narrow for a small child so I’m hoping he will grow into the length before he grows out of the width. At the moment it’s much too big for him!

Here’s the button detail:

Now I’m making matching socks for him with the remaining half-ball of yarn.

Today is quite changeable and alternating sun and cloud. My tomatoes have been growing in the greenhouse:

And here’s two of the planters I did the other day:

Those are seedlings that I grew myself: coleus, clumps of lobelia (because I couldn’t separate them!) and a marigold for contrasting colour. My zucchini and pattypan squashes are starting to show flower buds but they’re still inside under the lights. I’m keeping them there until they absolutely don’t fit anymore before I will risk them getting munched in the garden. This year I want summer squash, goshdarnitall!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

That is one cute sweater! I just finished the Tulip cardigan for a grandaughter and a sleevless hoodie vest for a grandson, and swore I was going to knit the next project for myself (while continuing to work on the baby blanket for the new grandbaby coming in July, of course... that one will need to be wrapped in my love, too!) But still, something pretty for me! However, that sweater is so cute I may never get around to knitting for myself again. Thanks for sharing!

Barbara M.