Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Work-In-Progress Wednesday and a new last!!

It's WIP Wednesday time again and would you beleive it, we have a new thing on the needles. Here is the Hitchhiker, finally finished. I just need some photos for FO Friday.

 I know I promised myself that I wasn't going to start anything else until I cast this off but I did cheat a little bit and cast my new WIP on the day before casting off but at least it's finished, that's what counts, right?

I haven't decided if it will make the long or short-sleeved version of this cardigan yet. I'm more concerned at the moment, that the armhole for a 0-6month is 10cm...that seems huge. The yarn, Sirdar Snuggly Stripes, is lovely to work with. It is 80% bamboo and 20% wool and machine washable, ideal for  babies!

For more WIP Wednesday posts, hop over to Tami's blog. 

J and L have been at Fitkids today. They love going and it's great to send them to a club that encourages them to be active unlike the other local options of sending them to sit in front of a computer for the day. They come home telling us about all of the parachute games, tennis, football and bingo (!) they have been doing and it means that I can get on with work for the day without feeling (too) guilty.

I've spent the day making bags with my new fabric. Hens and cats seemed to feature heavily. I am struggling to pick a favourite though.  I think it is either Hens on the Green or the Kooky Cats.  Which do you prefer?


Swirlyarts said...

Hens for obvious reasons :)

Kathleen said...

The yarn for that baby sweater is working up gorgeously! I hope the weird armhole-size-issue will end up being a non-issue. :)

And I love both of those project bags, the fabrics are amazing. I'm generally very much a cat person, but the bright green and hens are really catching my eye!

GirlAnachronismE said...

I definitely like Kooky Cats best! they're so cute. And I don't think 10cm is that big. If you're using a Sidar pattern they tend to be properly sized!

Mamgi said...

I like the stripes :)

paula said...

Hens! There's something about that green. But then looking at your folksy page, I'm also pretty smitten with the gnomes. And the fish. And well... you get the idea.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Hens on Green get my vote too! That's an inspired yarn choice for the little cardigan!

Frieda said...

I've seen Sirdar yarn in my local yarn shop and have been tempted to buy it , but hesitated , not being sure how it would work up . Love your cardigan , guess I'll be buying some in the future .

I like the Kooky Cats !

UniquelyYours said...

Shouldn`t have looked on here. I love that yarn and want some now to add to my yarn mountain.
Definitely Hens.

Carole said...

That yarn looks gorgeous and bamboo too - I bet it's very squishy!

Hens for me :)

RugbyMad said...

I am a firm believer in following the pattern to a t. So I am sure that it will sort it's self out.

THe yarn is stunning I love bamboo.

pinkundine said...

I love the hen fabric :)

Love the yarn for the baby sweater too, cute stripes

Denise said...

Love the colors of your new project. I'm all for the cats.