Sunday, April 21, 2013

WIP Weekend: Coolbreeze Cardigan and Wee Austin Hoodie

I am still finding some time to knit, in stolen moments here and there: when baby naps (which seems to be for either 30 minutes or 2 hours; but I never know which one I'm going to get), when CP is home in the evenings and on weekends to help with baby wrangling, or when JJ is sufficiently distracted by his playmat. It doesn't seem like much, but it has allowed me to make some progress on two projects.

First, my Coolbreeze Cardigan.

Coolbreeze Cardigan

I just adore this one. Tanis created two sweater kits for this design, and I picked the warm one. The color selection is amazing, and while the yoke looks somewhat complicated, it's actually an easy to memorize slipped stitch pattern that works up quickly. Lots of ends to weave in, but I think it will be worth it.

My hope is to knit JJ a reverse version of this cardigan, using brick red as the main color, and then maybe the matching hat for CP, so we can be disgustingly cute for holiday cards this year.

I've also nearly finished the Wee Austin Hoodie for JJ, just in time for it to be too warm for him to wear it:


I've just got one sleeve left to finish, and buttons to attach--the primary concern being I don't think I actually have any buttons suitable for this project. 

I'm knitting the smallest size, 6 months, which will probably fit JJ sometime in July . . . sigh. I suppose it might come in handy for over-air conditioned places.

I hope.


Deb said...

I like Tatamy Tweed. It's an acrylic/cotton blend that's not too splitty and comes in DK and worsted weight.

I also like Plymouth Kudo for multi-colored yarn.

Not affiliated, just yarns I've knit with and like.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

Matching sweaters for Christmas card photos? Yikes! Love the colour combos in the sweater!

Sava said...

Ooooh I love those warm colors! We used to have an afghan with a pattern very similar to that, though I can't imagine where it would have gone.