Saturday, August 12, 2017

2 Baby Girl Sweaters Finished

I recently finished these two baby girl sweaters.

 Keams
by Taiga Hilliard Designs

The first baby sweater is  Keams by Taiga Hilliard Designs  on Ravelry.  A very easy and fun knit.  I was able to knit it in a couple of evenings and no seaming.




 all-in-one baby top by marianna mel 




 The second sweater is another free pattern from marianna mel .  Her patterns are so wonderful and so easy to follow.  I used marianna mel's  pattern to create a "Watermelon" top for an older child.  (1 to 3 yrs.) 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/all-in-one-baby-top  


or this link:  https://mariannaslazydaisydays.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/all-in-one-baby-top-9-12-months.html 

Yarn was from my stash.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Not So Sweet Yarn

Last week I posted about all the yarn that I bought online.  I was real excited to try those newest yarn cakes...the big ones that's supposed to make it easier and simpler to knit an afghan or something without all the hassle of cutting off yarn and dealing with weaving in all those ends.

Yesterday , I CO for a baby blanket, well, right within the first few yards of the new skein....the yarn that I was using to cast on....a factory knot.  OK.  Snip.  Start over casting on.  Knit 1 row.  Middle of second row, another factory knot.  😞 

All in all, I found a total of 6 factory knots in 1 skein.  I realize that sometimes this in unavoidable, but.....6???

I unwound the entire skein and snipped out the portions that had the knots and re-wound into a skein that is functional....I hope. 

This is what I was dealing with: 


Now, I'm really torn, do I proceed with the other skeins?  Or do I ship the remaining unused yarn for a refund or a credit?

I contacted Mary Maxim via email and they replied promptly and offered to replace the defective yarn if I so chose.
 

A Couple of Little Projects