Sunday, March 12, 2006

Blossom for Twin A

Current WIP: Magknit's Blossom for Twin A
Again for my friend who is having twins: this time for the babies (another one will follow for Twin B)! I'm using Knitpicks's Shine Sport in Violet for this one. It's beautiful to work with; I've only split it twice when I wasn't paying attention; it just slides right through my fingers. It's almost *too* slippy on the needles (I'm using Denises) but that's better than too sticky IMO.

The babies will be born very early and very small and will likely spend months in the hospital NICU before coming home, so I've sized it down ever so slightly - removed 2" overall, as I'm aiming for a 7-9 lb size (hoping the babies can wear it when out of the hospital, but not have to wait TOO long). I'm modifying the pattern because I hate seams, and so far it is going well. I am sure I will discover a reason why there were side seams but for now I don't mind. The other reason I am modifying it is because of the perfectionist in me - the original pattern calls for the backside to be knit from the bottom up, then the front continues on, knit from the top down. This means the stitches would be "upside down" and while nobody would notice it would drive me batty ;) I also feel like it is going a lot quicker and that is good too. I'm partway into my second ball, hoping to keep it to three balls total but I did purchase four - hoping to make booties/hat out of the last one. We'll see.

So, a few photos:

The whole thing laid out: this is 3x as wide as the dress will be, as it overlaps in the front.

Folded as it will be when finished; that's an 8.5x11 sheet of paper for size reference.


At Monday, March 13, 2006, Blogger Abigail said...

I like the color and it's cute so far. I can't wait to see it when it's done. I need little girls to knit for.

At Tuesday, March 14, 2006, Blogger Abigail B. said...

Thanks! I've really enjoyed this pattern, I love baby knits because they're so quick :)

I'm really loving this yarn, too. It's so soft and cuddle-able!


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