Thursday, September 28, 2006

If at first you don't succeed....

This is the first incarnation of my Super Secret Surprise for Isabelle. I'm trying to make a little summer cardi. A little longer than a bolero, a little shorter than a regular cardigan. It'll be summertime in Australia when she gets it, so I want her to be able to wear it right away.
I liked the seed stitch border on the Baby Cardi I just finished so I thought I'd try it on this, but I don't like it at all. It's going to be ripped out this evening. I guess I'll try a ribbed border and see how it goes. The good thing is I have my very own life size model who is about the same size as Isabelle!

And speaking of the Baby Cardi, I gave it to my very pregnant friend, Sonja, last night, and she loved it. It could have been the hormones, but she cried when I gave it to her! She told me this morning that her hubby liked it too. They have two boys already, so I think they're just tickled pink (or lavender) to be having a girl!


At 4:49 AM, Blogger Karen said...

I like the summer cardi . . . and I think the seed stitch border looks pretty. I've always loved seed stitch - I just tried it on my Ice Cream Man sock instead of ribbing and was very happy with it. I'm sure it wasn't just the hormones that made Sonja cry - I think people are really touched by hand-made gifts. Anyone can buy something at a store - but to make something yourself takes a lot of work and love. :)

At 2:21 PM, Blogger Stay at home knitter said...

Well, if someone would knit something for me I would cry also (no matter of hormones).

At 11:57 PM, Blogger sue said...

Oh I am sure the tears were for the thought and work put into that too cute baby jacket. I love seed stitch too, and I cant wait till xmas to see the final product.


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