Saturday, January 5, 2013

Sure, it's cute but what am I going to do with it?

At the beginning of this two week staycation that finished up today I say my sister in law, brother and their kids at my parents place. I mentioned to my SIL that I've got a jumper in mind for my neice, and showed her the pattern, Listowel, from contemporary Irish Knits. It's a little shrug, with a heart pattern on the back, and I think it's just very, very sweet.
 
 The next day I texted her and asked her for my nieces measurements, and she never got back to me.

I knit it anyway, because I had decided that I really wanted to.  I was using 8ply yarn, instead of the Aran specified in the pattern and it has come out a little smaller than I hoped, although my niece is quite small for her age, but I am reluctant to go chasing for her measurements. 
There are a couple of other friends I have with little girls, and I could give this to either of them. The other issue though is that I bought the wool from Spotlight. I figured it's 100 percent wool, its not luxury, but it's fine. Normally I would order from Bendigo Woollen Mills, or whatever, but they were closed over Christmas, I I wanted to make this immediately. After I finished it I realised the wool is a little bit scratchy. I've soaked it in fibre conditioner, but that didn't help much. So I have this super cute little girls jumper, that I'm not sure who it will fit, knit is slightly scratchy wool,  and I really don't know what to do with it.  

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