I am really proud of this week's finished object. I have a lot of mental hang ups, apparently, when it comes to knitting - some things just plain scare me. Thumb gussets? Shudder. Cables? Twitch. Heel flaps? Eek!!!
I've had quite a few people tell me that the lace edge I did on the baby blanket of seed stitch doom was a lot more frightening than a simple cable, and that I really had nothing at all to fear. With a quick, deep breath I decided to plunge into the unknown...and dig out my cable needles.
Nate's cousin Keith and his wife Sharon are expecting their first baby in November, and we were unable to make it down to Florida for the baby shower....so I decided to knit something up and send their way - and conquer my cable fear. It took me a while to decide on what I wanted to do, and in the end I decided on a bib and a hat. I finished the bib this week, and now need to figure out which hat pattern I want to go with.
Like any new cable knitter, I decided to try my hand at the Modern Cabled Baby Bib over on Ravelry....even though it had seed stitch. God, I'm a glutton for punishment LOL. And...the cable wasn't scary at all! In fact, it was really, really, really, really, ridiculously easy. The only thing I had trouble figuring out was whether or not to knit the stitches off the cable needle or put them back on the left knitting needle and try it that way. I did it both ways, and I think I like slipping them back onto the regular needle.
I followed some modifications I found on Ravelry for the button hole. My sewing skills are....pretty non-existent, but I think I got the button on pretty good. Button shopping is hard!
I also treated myself to a pair of Knit Picks Harmony fixed circular needles :) And knit this project with them. Overall, I liked them! It was my first time ever using a 16" cord, and I wasn't a huge fan of the short needles but got used to them after awhile. While I still prefer my Addis, I did enjoy these and will probably definitely order some more - they are very pretty! The cord was a little more flexible then Addis too, which was nice...because sometimes my Addi cords crimp and get in the way of things.
This post is brought to you in part by FO Fridays and the letter C:
Tangerine Cabled Baby Bib Project Details:
Pattern: Modern Cabled Baby Bib by Andrea Pomerantz
Yarn: Lily and Cream in Tangerine
Needles: US 8
Gifty: Baby Girl Wilson