a dillydallyknitter: WIP Wednesday, WIP Wednesday

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

WIP Wednesday, WIP Wednesday

The twin baby Sweaters are done!

And with a week and a half to spare before the baby shower!

So help me figure this out. I knit 2 sweaters out the the same yarn but in two different colorways. Same yardage, same needles, same gauge, same pattern and when I'm done, I have this:


One ball with plenty of yarn to make a matching hat and one too small! Perusing Ravelry, I found another knitter who had the same experience with the blue. Is it something about blue dye?

To complete the set, I made one baby hat with a blue stripe:

and am waiting for another skein of blue. If I have time, I'll try to make some booties.

I also cast on the Optic Waves shawl from Clara Parkes' The Knitter's Book of Yarn using Brooks Farm Primero (the yarn used in pattern).


I hope to have this done in time for Sea Socks!

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19 Comments:

At 9:12 PM, Blogger KG said...

The sweaters came out so cute!! They really look great. Like the complementary color combo.

Will the shawl match the "formalwear" for the cruise??

 
At 10:11 PM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Eek!! Super cute, times two!! Love love love! Bummer about the blue yarn. Go figure!

 
At 4:13 AM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Love the sweaters!

Honestly? I bought a kitchen scale with some xmas money, and in weighing these skeins of yarn out of curiosity, A LOT of them are less than what their tags say.

 
At 5:23 AM, Blogger Aunt Kathy said...

Nice job, I have yet to make a sweater, a phobia?? Probably

 
At 5:35 AM, Blogger sgeddes said...

The sweaters are adorable! New mom will love them and the twins will look so cute in them! Crazy about the blue yarn though,. I wonder why that is.

 
At 5:40 AM, Blogger Disco said...

The sweaters are adorable - imagine the little cuties in them, awww :-)

 
At 6:36 AM, Blogger bmom said...

Those sweaters are really adorable. I can just picture the little guys wearing them. Great job.

 
At 8:14 AM, Blogger weezalana said...

Cute cute cute!!!

My only thought on the difference in overs is that one came with more yardage than expected or one came in with less. I have a couple of skeins of some summer sky in the stash myself, I'll have to weigh them and test the theory!

P.S. Did you already order the blue? If not, I'd be happy to send you enough for a baby hat!

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger Stacie said...

those are sooooo cute!!! I have 2 sets of twins in my life, but doubt they'll be getting any matching sweaters! I'm lazy.... they'd grow out of them before I get em done! That cruise is enviable!!!!

 
At 9:05 AM, Blogger Karen said...

Such cute sweaters.

Hmmm, maybe the yardage was off on one of the skeins. I noticed how some yarns say "210 yards" while others will say "about 210 yards". Doesn't hurt to leave themselves room for error, huh?

 
At 9:18 AM, Blogger Beverly said...

Way cute sweaters! Makes me want to knit one for my niece.

 
At 2:23 AM, Blogger Zonda said...

Such cute sweaters! Bummer on the yardage (hehe typed yarnage!) That shawl is so pretty so far!!

 
At 2:36 PM, Blogger Stefaneener said...

Lucky lucky babies. You'd think that with machine-made things, they'd get everything much closer, but quality control . . . things aren't the same.

 
At 4:02 PM, Blogger LadyLungDoc said...

That's bizarre re: the yardage. My bet is that the blue skein was underweight.

 
At 6:46 PM, Blogger Virtuous said...

Great knits! Great view!

Now see! SO glad you knitted in advance to discover that conundrum!

Have a great weekend gurl!

 
At 6:44 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Oh, the sweaters are really SO cute. I'm sure the new mum is going to love them.

 
At 8:23 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

Oh what dear little sweaters.

They must have hanked those skeins up by weight instead of yardage. Very odd.

 
At 7:36 PM, Blogger Valkryie Knit This said...

ooo! they're way too cute. Love them!

 
At 1:51 PM, Blogger Andi said...

The twin baby sweaters are adorable!

 

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