We’ve had a big week here in the ruth plus two household. We’ve had a second birthday, a business trip (not me, obviously), two little ones finishing courses of antibiotics, grandparents here to stay (thank goodness for Grandma and Granddad), and a little girl who seems permanently set to ‘busy’.
We’re still getting very little sleep due to a certain little someone – and that wasn’t helped by the tooth which emerged a few days ago. There’s another little chomper lurking under the surface. I can see it. I hope it comes up soon. I really hope it comes up soon.
It has been ages since I’ve been able to bring you a finished object. I have a handful of projects which are basically complete but not quite. There are cardigans which need to be seamed, buttons to be sewn on, final parts of projects to be sewn. And then there’s the mound of fabric waiting to be made into a teepee and curtains and quilts and NICU gowns. You get the picture. I really should get on with it.
And on that note, I bring you a Granny’s Favourite I finished a month ago for a baby born in June. I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I haven’t managed to wrap and gift it yet – even though the recipient only lives the next suburb over. Maybe that can be today’s aim.
Granny’s Favourite is the latest pattern from Georgie Hallam. It’s a customisable pattern, with three length and three sleeve options. It is knitted top down and is seamless. Just the way I like it.
The yoke and sleeve cuff detail is lovely. I really enjoyed this pattern, although I didn’t love the instructions for picking up stitches under the arms, and found some other things vague at times (instructions for the length of the sleeves). Maybe that was just me, though. Next time I’ll pick up as many stitches as I want under the arms and decrease in the next row to get back to the correct stitch count.
It was my first attempt at a pattern which incorporates lace work into a garment. I must say that ‘unknitting’ lace is not fun, however. A word of warning – if you’re a lacework newbie like me: knit the lacework very carefully. And preferably when you’re not sleep deprived!
This little cardigan is knitted in Bendigo Woollen Mills Classic 8 ply in Mallard. Mallard is really the most fantastic colour – but I’ve found it almost impossible to photograph accurately. I knitted the 16″, 3 month size, dress length with long sleeves.