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knitqueen
04-04-2006, 10:31 PM
This is a last minute, baby-shower-is-on-Monday project! :shock: It's totally doable, I just don't know why I've left it this long. It is for a dear friend of mine's daughter, who is now just over a month old. I am pretty much following this pattern (http://www.bernat.com/pattern.php?PID=1188) but I didn't like the lace pattern it gave and I didn't like the all-over lace look, so I changed that part up a bit. I'm following the measurements and stitch #'s and all that, I'm just using the 'Mini Horseshoe Lace' from The Knitter's Bible instead, and only up to the armhole level. I am unsure yet whether I will do the hood or not.

So I started this yesterday and finished the back today and cast on for the front left. It is going really fast and I should have it done in time, easily. Oh, the yarn is Bernat Softee Baby, a reeeeally nice yarn I was pleasantly surprised! :D Yes, it is 100% acrylic but it really is very very soft, and it's a sport weight so perfect for cooler summer days and into the fall.

Ingrid
04-04-2006, 10:37 PM
That's beautiful! She'll love it!

Danielle
04-04-2006, 10:48 PM
Very pretty! :thumbsup:

gardenmommy
04-04-2006, 10:58 PM
So pretty and dainty! I like it better how you have done it too. You better post pictures when it is done!

Jan in CA
04-05-2006, 12:00 AM
That is so beautiful!!!

sara_jayne
04-05-2006, 09:43 AM
Wow - what a wonderful job! I love that color!

Rennagayle
04-05-2006, 10:32 AM
Ooh, it's going to be just lovely. :D

Knitqueen, I've used Bernat Softee Baby on baby items, too, and was quite pleased. It's sooo soft, and it was easy to work with-no splitting or anything.

rebecca
04-05-2006, 11:50 AM
:D Hurry...knit :XX: :XX: faster, faster, we want to see the FO ;)
I love, love it...she is going to treasure it forever ;)

AnreeAce
04-05-2006, 06:45 PM
:heart: :heart:

That's truly beautiful! Love the color and the lace.

It'll be an heirloom for sure!

Lisa1216
04-06-2006, 10:34 AM
Very pretty! Love the lace knitting. Can't wait to see the FO. :thumbsup:

knitqueen
04-06-2006, 11:16 AM
One sleeve down, about 1/3 of the way through the front left. Should be done in no time! (although I'll admit I'm feeling the pressure, especially since yesterday I spent about 3 hours doing gardening...darn sunny days! ;) )

And thanks to all of you for your wonderful remarks! :heart:

knitqueen
04-08-2006, 11:54 PM
I'm slugging through the end. Avoiding finishing the second sleeve :rollseyes: . I have done everything else....buttonhole and button bands, buttons sewed on, neck line stitches picked up and knitted (I opted out of the hood, not enough time), woven in ends. Now I have no excuse, second sleeve, here I come.

I'll be able to post FO pics tomorrow! :cheering:

Angelia
04-09-2006, 08:48 AM
That is just lovely! I can't wait to see the FO!!

Re gardening: it's tough to work in knitting and gardening, darn it! I feel your pain! :rofling:

IrishBaby
04-09-2006, 09:00 AM
Just gorgeous!

AKchick
04-09-2006, 10:04 AM
That looks beautiful! I can't wait to see it all put together.

Amber
04-09-2006, 12:41 PM
Lovely!

Gina
04-09-2006, 04:29 PM
Beautiful!!! Can't wait wait to see it FO :thumbsup:

knitqueen
04-09-2006, 07:54 PM
Well, it's 100% finished now....I'm very very happy with how it turned out but I've yet to get a decent picture of it. I tried outside, not a good day, so I'll give it a whirl inside with the flash and will get back to you.... :D

knitqueen
04-09-2006, 08:01 PM
Here it is! :D

Angelia
04-09-2006, 08:10 PM
It's beautiful!!! :inlove: :inlove: :inlove:

Ingrid
04-09-2006, 08:38 PM
A unique beauty! What a lovely sweater--it will be treasured! :cheering:

Andrea
04-09-2006, 08:45 PM
It's gorgeous! Bravo! :cheering:

jamadian75
04-09-2006, 08:46 PM
Congratulations!!

Now you know that when the pressure's on - you can pull through!

It's really beautiful! :inlove:

Jan in CA
04-09-2006, 09:15 PM
Ohhhh I just love it!! You do beautiful work!

alicia
04-09-2006, 09:20 PM
That is soooo beautiful! :inlove:
Great job!
I love last minute gifts!
Some of those last minute projects are so great for getting you energized!
That sweater will be treasured

Shandeh
04-09-2006, 11:18 PM
If I had tried to do that as a last minute gift, it would have ended up looking awful. You are an amazing knitter!

aylaanne
04-09-2006, 11:54 PM
that's so gorgeous! great job!

knitqueen
04-10-2006, 12:08 AM
Thank you so much everyone! :heart:

AKchick
04-10-2006, 07:22 AM
That is beautiful! You did a great job and what a great gift!

Mer
04-10-2006, 10:23 AM
I love it!

Tammy6071
04-10-2006, 10:56 AM
It is so beautiful! Im sure it will be cherished!

sara_jayne
04-10-2006, 11:00 AM
That looks so wonderful!! Great job!

Gina
04-11-2006, 02:31 AM
Oh my gosh!!! You are such a perfect knitter!!!! It is gorgeous indeed!!! :heart: :cheering:

Eiline
04-11-2006, 10:20 AM
Wowzers! that is beautiful!! Terrific!

knitqueen
04-11-2006, 10:56 AM
The baby shower was last night, and she LOVED it :heart: . She was amazed, that I had finished it *already* (meaning, since the baby was born 6 weeks ago)...I was embarrassed to say that that I finished it in less than a week, so I didn't say anything!

At any rate, everyone was ooing and aaahing over it and saying how soft it was, etc. I hope that she gets lots and lots of wear out of it. :D

rebecca
04-11-2006, 11:03 AM
:D It's absolutely BEAUTIFUL :D I'm so glad she loved it so, altho, knew she would ;)

Cristy
04-17-2006, 10:07 AM
That is sooooo awesome! I can just see a pretty little girl in that sweater! ;)

Pixywhispers
04-17-2006, 10:31 AM
KnitQueen! The sweater is beautiful! What a lucky baby!

Amber
04-17-2006, 02:06 PM
I love it, love it, love it! So pretty!

Toast King
04-17-2006, 02:39 PM
That's a beautiful cardigan :) Yay for you! :happydance: Glad she liked it, how couldn't she?!

loveswildflowers
04-17-2006, 09:02 PM
Totally in awe. I love the lace stitching. I know that I would treasure something like that - so glad to hear the recipient feels the same way. Just lovely work!

knitqueen
04-17-2006, 11:03 PM
Thanks again everyone, you all are so sweet!!!

I bought waaaaaaaaaay too much yarn so I have lots left over, I loved it so I can't wait to make something else out of the same yarn.

nicolethegeek
04-18-2006, 11:59 PM
That's absolutely adorable! I love working with the Softee Baby too, I don't find it as scratchy as many other acrylics.