Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Sweater Fail

For some reason, I've been feeling like I wasn't a true knitter because real knitters make sweaters, and I'd never made one. I came across this little gem on ravelry:

Any little boy with a preppy name like Sullivan deserves a professor sweater, right? Well, mine didn't exactly turn out like the picture. First of all, I'd been practicing speed knitting and English knitting, which really messed with my gauge, so when I started this, I knitted ridiculously loosely the first day, so the chest and top of the arms are much bigger than the stomach and sleeves. Second of all, it's huge:

So I'm trying to decide if I should put pink buttons on it and let Hanne wear it for a while, or if I should go with the original leather buttons and elbow patches and let it sit in the closet for a year until Sully grows into it. It's a little small for Hanne, especially in the stomach, so it'd be kind of a waste to put buttons on it. Maybe a flower brooch instead?

I'm pretty bummed about the bulky top part. I should have redid it back when I had the chance. Now I will be forever ashamed to take my kids anywhere in it. So since my first sweater was a failure, I guess I'm still not a true knitter. Sigh.

I'm going to try to redeem myself by knitting Sully's blessing outfit. I'm going to make one of these in white:

Hopefully it comes out the right size this time, cuz what would I do with a giant, white, blessing outfit?

Friday, January 21, 2011

Million Dollar Baby Booties

Ryan has been working on a house that's worth 12 million bucks. So, when the the owners had a new baby, Ryan figured a hand-made gift was the only way to go. Cuz what on earth can you buy for someone with that kind of cash? So they got these booties.