You would think I had been knitting long enough by now to realise when things are too big.
I started this (February) Baby Sweater on two needles by Elizabeth Zimmerman whilst watching Blur at Glastonbury on Sunday evening. I was obviously concentrating more on the music than the knitting, because it is massive!
In fact it measures about 12 inches across - which means it is likely to fit a 5 year old rather than the 5 week old it was intended for!
However, all is not lost, despite the fact I have run out of yarn (my own handspun Shetland). I found some undyed aran in my stash last night and have edged the bottom of the cardigan with that. I hope to edge the sleeves in the same way and make this into a(nother) present for small bridesmaid. She might find it too itchy - as the shetland is quite "woolly" but I still feel quite pleased with the way my handspun has knitted up... it's all about the process here at the moment!
Meanwhile, I went back to the drawing board with regards to presents for the recent newborns. I've falled in love with Lucille and I've got more than enough Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino left over from blankets to make a few different Playful Stripes.
My Socktopus sock club parcel arrived on Monday and I'm really looking forward to making the next socks - a favourite designer and my new favourite sock yarn. I think they might be honeymoon socks - well I do have 5 hours on the train to Bruges to fill!