View Full Version : FO - Baby Fair Isle Set
11-17-2005, 12:45 PM
This is for my bestfriend's daughter who is due right around the end of the year. I happened to pick these colors just because I love them together (and mom-to-be loves lavender), but little did I know that they're THE nursery colors too (plus pale yellow)! :)
I posted this in the whatcha knitting thread (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?p=44654#44654) when I started it. At first, I wasn't real thrilled with the pattern. It's a baby weight yarn knit on size 7s and 9s.. which I think it too loose. And there is a lot of peicing and finishing with this set. But, in the end, when it was all finished, I really fell in love with it. It's very squishy, soft and cozy!
Gorgeous, as usual! The colors look great together.
Jan in CA
11-17-2005, 01:51 PM
Wow! That is beautiful!
11-17-2005, 01:51 PM
Silver, honey...that's simply dahlin'...just dahlin'
I SO :heart: IT!!!
11-17-2005, 01:52 PM
Your work is absolutely breathtaking. Sigh. HOW long have you been knitting?
11-17-2005, 01:53 PM
It looks very comfy, and I LOVE the colors.
11-17-2005, 02:02 PM
You and your color work always amaze me!! You must have a lot of patience. Love the outfit!
11-17-2005, 02:05 PM
11-17-2005, 02:32 PM
Wow! Thanks everyone! :)
Kitkat, I've been knitting 2 years.. I think?? I have a horrible memory. :oops: I would have sworn it was longer than that, but judging by the fact that one of my first projects was a baby blanket for a friend who's then preggo belly is now a 2 year old boy, I'm thinking it must be 2 years. LOL
Edited to add: No, WAIT... he'll be FOUR next month! So I've been knitting for 4 years.
I told you I had a bad memory!!
11-17-2005, 02:37 PM
11-17-2005, 03:07 PM
That is just gorgeous. I love those colors together. Silver, are you a continental knitter? All your stuff practically looks like it was knit on a machine it's so neat. I still am in awe of the "ugly" side of that cream and green set you did from a while back...
Was that a free pattern? I love it.
11-17-2005, 03:39 PM
I knit english primarially, but when I do color work, I knit the main color with my right hand, and the contrast color continental style with my left hand. It's so much faster than dropping and picking up each color! I also wet block *everything*. I don't even bother steam blocking anymore. Wet blocking really evens and smoothes the knitting up very thoroughly.
That cream n green set is from knitty.com... Baby Norgi (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEspring03/PATTbabynorgi.html) by Wendy Johnson. I added the hat, socks and mittens myself though, using patterns for a similar set in the same yarn.
11-17-2005, 03:46 PM
Beautiful, as always, Silver! What a good friend you are--she'll love it. You take such excellent pictures, too!
Beautiful :thumbsup: :cheering:
11-17-2005, 04:33 PM
:doh: I forgot to log in again...that made me a "Guest"...absolutely GORGEOUS Silver :thumbsup:
11-17-2005, 04:35 PM
O WOW! This is so nice!
11-17-2005, 04:45 PM
you rawk!!! :cheering:
11-17-2005, 04:59 PM
O.M.G. You do amaaaazing work! What a lucky little girl she is to get such a beautiful outfit! That is something she will cherish and hopefully hand down to her kids! beautiful!
11-17-2005, 06:35 PM
Thanks everyone! :heart:
11-17-2005, 08:20 PM
Oh my gosh Silver, beautiful as usual! I love the color. It looks so cozy and warm too!
11-17-2005, 10:49 PM
Wow I love that!! Great job
11-18-2005, 04:59 AM
Silver, I :heart: :heart: :heart: this set!!! It looks soooooo perfect. :inlove: You are incredible.
11-19-2005, 02:29 PM
silver, you are just AMAZING!!! What an inspiration to us newbies and semi-newbies (I have been knitting for about a year)
:cheering: :happydance: :cheering:
11-19-2005, 03:30 PM
Absolutely gorgeous, of course!! :thumbsup:
11-21-2005, 09:05 PM
I tell you if i only knew how to change colors corectly my little girl would have cloths like that! GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: :heart: