I'm in a mini knitting slump at the moment. It seems as if most of the projects I start I either don't complete or am not happy with the end result.
You know what happened with mitred squares, so we don't need to go back over that do we?
You may remember the short row heel debacle of a month or so ago. Amazingly enough I did persevere and knitted virtually another whole sock, with the following result.
I also finished the baby cardigan from Rowan Junior and even sewed it together. You know what's coming though don't you? Didn't like it. It sort of fell in the middle ground between being charmingly delicate and funkily modern which resulted in it just looking - blah. I've employed my trustworthy 'Put it in a plastic bag, stuff it down the side of the sofa and forget about it' method to deal with it for now.
However, given that my friend rather inconsiderately went ahead and gave birth, there is a pressing need for a baby garment of some sort. It needed to be quick and look good so I decided to use some of the large bag of DK cotton I have amassed and whipped up a baby kimono from the Mason-Dixon Knitting pattern.
This really is a quick knit. All the knitting was done in one day and I sewed it up this afternoon. I started knitting before the baby was born, hence the choice of a neutral colour. Once I knew it was for a liitle girl, I added in the red blanket stitching.
Instead of a ribbon tie I used a button.
I bought the buttons at the Liberty cardholders' 10% discount event and saved myself a grand total of 5p, so I went crazy and put one on the inside seam as well.
So there you have it - the first finished project for quite a while (not counting the Sockapaloooza socks of course). It used less than 2 balls of DK cotton so I'll be using the rest to make a little hat to match.
What to do next? Well, April is almost at a close so I had better put some time aside this weekend to think about May's Book of the Month. I'm thinking an adult garment is in order, plus some new socks of course. One thing I can say with certainty - the socks will not have short row heels.