Thursday, November 6, 2008

Mi Poonam Pequeño


I completed my Baby Poonam a few days ago. I was pleased while working the pattern and am very happy with the way it turned out.

I love the look of the seed stitch on this yarn.

I should have included a picture of the back of the sweater to show how nicely the seed stitches show.

This is Bernat Softee in Bongo Blue on needles #4 and #6 made for size 9 months .



This sweater is for my newest cousin named Titus. His proud parents are Freddie and Sara and this is their fourth child. I know they don't have a lot of time to drip dry the kids clothes so, a wash and dry made the best sense.



Very Little Drama


As I mentioned before, this pattern was a pleasure to work with. I found no mistakes, there were no question marks over my head.

The only drama involved was my own, with the button choice. I am in a town with very few craft stores, no fabric boutiques. Button and zipper choices are limited. Joann's and Hancocks had very little to chose from. I found some really beautiful shell buttons but, they were the wrong color. I have no idea why I didn't compare the buttons to the swatch I had in my purse. -- As it turned out I had to purchase buttons from good old Walmart. Oh well, at least they match.



Only three to chose From...




A button less Poonam...


Other Knitting...


I also completed my other baby sweater. There is no real pattern for this one, no name. I based this pattern on another pattern I saw a few years ago. I've made it several times and there are no real directions. The variables are a bit different each time I make it.








My Next Project...

who knows.

20 comments:

Camille said...

Very, very nice. Poonam looks like a superb little pattern. I really like the color you chose. As for the other sweater, maybe next time you will jot the directions down as you go then e-mail it over to me. It's cute !

Gale said...

Oh so sweet! Both of them.

Ava said...

really, really cute! good job.

Melodye said...

Those sweaters are gorgeous. Good job!

Shameka said...

Awww.. the baby sweaters look so cute. Good job!! I can't wait to see the little one in them.

Sheila said...

The sweaters are adorable.

Cat said...

Adorable !

del said...

I love the seed stitch you did on the Poonam--I stuck with the original but I like the seed much better. Both sweaters are adorable!

hakucho said...

Your sweaters are adorable. I love the bongo blue one. Great choice of yarn and color. It's very soft and will be easy care for the new parents :)

happy knitting :)

Beverly said...

first, like the new look to the blog - second, how talented are you? those sweaters are so adorable. those are some lucky babies.

i live in chicago - heard the noise from grant park at my house. i'm glad they canx the fireworks...

ann said...

Two precious little sweaters.

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Beate said...

Both sweathers are so cute. I had to start on baby ithem as well.
A friend is due very soon and I just had to make the Febuary baby sweather from EZ almanac.

Eryka Jackson said...

I just love that sweater! As I mentioned earlier, I am committed to increasing the use of cables in my work. I purchased a book on working with cables today. Of course it won't look nearly as good as your work, but I will of course try my best. I love your baby sweaters though. You do amazing work!

KnitFloozy said...

I needs to pass the baby blanket mojo on to someone else and start knitting sweaters. Those are really cute.

Opal said...

your baby sweaters are adorable! i really love baby poonam. i do understand how hard it is to find perfect buttons. i think that it can often be the hardest part of the project!

Ice Princess said...

Hi Caroline both sweater are very nice!!very cute.

urbanknitrix said...

Too cute!!! That bundle of joy is going to be super cute and warm.

knitworm said...

You have a very nice blog here. I really like the peach cardi in your FO's. Your toddler sweaters are adorable.

NikkiJ said...

Oooo, me likes. I hate having to choose buttons. It just holds everything up, but the wrong choice can really take away from really beautiful piece.