Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Progress: Pebble

Whimsy Knits Handspun

This handspun, purchased from Whimsy Knits, didn't stay in the stash very long. I bought it originally for a hat or scarf, but after seeing the Pebble vest (inspired by Cobblestone), I knew it would be my next gift to Oliver, Elliott's nephew. He's about four months old now, and he'll be visiting Texas for the first time this month. I'm excited to see him again. I'm hoping he hasn't grown too much, so that he can fit into this vest! This is a DK weight yarn, which is what the pattern calls for. I didn't add any width, but I added about 12 rows to the length.

Progress: Pebble

I'm a few inches past this picture, and I plan to start the straps tonight. This yarn has Shetland in it, and my plan, should I run out, is to purchase a skein of Jamieson's yarn to finish. At this point, I'm pretty sure that won't be necessary, but it never hurts to be prepared.

If it doesn't fit the little guy, I'll knit another in worsted weight while he's in Texas, and I'll save this one for another baby gift.

Buttons have not been selected yet. Any suggestions?

8 comments:

  1. Wow, that yarn is gorgeous! And it knits up so well. Maybe go with a turquoise colored button?

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  2. That is some beautiful yarn, and I love the way it's looking in the vest. A perfect match!

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  3. very cute! isn't handspun great?

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  4. I don't know how you do it but every color that you get turns out beautiful. I still think the purple was the most beautiful. Nice and dark!

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  5. Wow, what beautiful colors in that yarn! Now you have me wanting to check out Whimsy Knits even though I definitely don't need more yarn!

    That vest is a cute pattern and it's going to look stunning with this yarn!

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  6. That yarn is beautiful...I can't wait to see the finished product! :)

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  7. wow, that handspun is amazing!! I have no button suggestions, but can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  8. Oooo, I LOVE the way that's knitting up!

    For the buttons...the yarn seems to call for something wooden and rustic, but I really love novelty buttons on kids clothing - rockets, cars, fun shapes like that.

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