Must-Have Sleeves

Now that the majority of the baby knitting is caught up, I returned to the Must-Have Cardigan. I was happy to discover that what had felt like a black hole of cables and increases was left at a great stopping place and there were only 40 rows and binding off remaining.
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I worry that this sweater needs precise length on the sleeves, so they won’t have to be rolled up. I didn’t knit the entire recommended length, but we’ll have to wait and see if it works.

Super Alpaca

Leftover from a photo shoot, I am a very fortunate recipient of alpaca fiber. Three examples were provided. The first is a super super bulky with some extra twist.
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If I can figure out a good backing and filling, it will used as a throw pillow.

The other two alpaca examples including roving and nearly 8 oz of locks. I’m hoping to spin the roving, even with my limited experience, into enough for a hat. I don’t have any carders, so I’ll have to consider the possibilities for processing the rest.

Finished Object: Honey Cowl III (Just Right)

Honey cowl the first, a little too small, was cast on with 160 stitches.

Honey cowl the second, a little too long, was cast on with 200 stitches.

This one was cast on with 180 stitches.

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Just right.

And the MadelineTosh in Filigree is beautiful. It’s 90 degrees outside, but I may need to wear it anyway.

Edited to add photo with alternate lighting.
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Finished Object: Tulip Baby Sweater

This sweater is the last in the series for a friend’s baby. Bootees, hat with ears, crocheted blanket, and, finally, Tulips.

Tulip baby sweater

Brown and green match the chosen theme colors. I made the 12-month size, hoping for a good fit this winter.

The yarn is 75% acrylic/25% wool, so it took some direction during blocking and should be fine in the washer/dryer.

I hope they both enjoy it!

While at the store to pick out baby sweater yarn, I was mesmerized by some MadelineTosh DK in Filigree. An intriguing combination of mostly yellow-green, with teal and golden accents. I left it on the shelf that day, knowing that I was knitting on a deadline and it would be hard to resist. But, now, it’s on the needles for… honey cowl number three!