Thursday, March 02, 2006

Did someone say cashmere?



OK, I took the plunge. Based on all the encouragement I received in my previous post entitled "I am very afraid" I have started knitting a sweater for my daughter-to-be. This is what the sweater SHOULD look like when I am through. After dropping a ton of cash at my local yarn store, I came home and started working on the back piece. It is currently about 10 inches long (I need to get to 13 1/2 " before this piece is finished). Then it is on to the front, the hood and then the two sleeves.

The yarn, believe it or not, is called cashmerino aran and is a blend of 55% Merino wool, 33% Microfibre and 12% CASHMERE. Yes, you heard me right - cashmere. I don't even have any cashmere in my closet, and yet my kid will be nice and snuggly in her hand made cashmere sweater. Isn't it supposed to be the other way around? Know wonder this stuff was so damn expensive!

I will post when more of the sweater is finished. Oh, and if I hit any major snags, then I will be holding the following people personally responsible for encouraging me to do this in the first place - Lisa, Dalian Moon, Jen, Viv, Eileen, Lisa, Donna, Katie J, & Lisa! :)

22 comments:

Katie J said...

Ok, that is one cute sweater. Make one for me too, ok? It will work out just fine and it's a great way to wait!

Kim M. said...

You are very brave! Keep us posted on how it is going. Good Luck!

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Wow, that looks beautiful so far! You are talented!

Kim said...

I'm so impressed! I love the color of yarn you chose. Please post pics of the finished product!

Kim

Lisa~~ said...

Hey, don't blame me if it doesn't work out! I am sticking to trying to knit things rectangular, as in blankets. Congrats for taking on such an adorable project. Can't wait to see it finished.

J's Mommy said...

I tried knitting when my daughter was born. All I ended up with was a mini scarf. lol!

savymanda said...

I am so jealous...cashmere...wow! You have so inspired me to attempt a sweater. Like Lisa I have only done rectangles, Its time to branch! I do make a pretty cute baby hat, but, again, it's basicaly a rectangle.

chichimama said...

Adorable! I am knitting A an outrageously expensive sweater too...also a debbie bliss. I didn't see that book though, everything in it is so cute!

I can't wait to see your finished project!

Julie said...

Oh my! That looks beautiful! And goes with MY nursery! ; )

Nicole said...

Beautiful! And you should know after having Leah that the kids get all the good stuff while we settle for what we already have.

Joannah said...

What a beautiful color! I'm thinking about taking up knitting - next year when I'm done with my master's. It looks relaxing!

Andie D. said...

Color me impressed! You can do it! And your daughter can keep the sweater as proof of how much her Mommy wanted her and loved her.

Can't wait to see the finished product!

Perrin said...

You are making me want to knit. Both my mother and grandmother were fabulous knitters...but I never had a project taht started off looking as good as yours. Good luck!

Kristin said...

ooooohhh... every baby should have a cashmere blankie!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Wow, will it be washable? it is so pretty...I wish I could knit...
Lisa

Karen and Jon said...

What a treasure. I LOVE the color. Can't wait to one day see pictures of her wearing it.

Donna & Joe said...

Oh my gosh, you're spoiling your daughter already! Absolutely LOVE the color you chose. I wish I could feel how soft the yarn is...it looks so incredibly soft in your top photo.

I'm not worried about being in the "held responsible" group because this sweater is going to be just amazing. Can't wait to see the finished product!

Eileen said...

Looks great! (Please don't hit any major snags, I can't take the guilt! LOL)

Ford & Alyson said...

How beautiful!! You will be so proud when you finish it!

Juliet said...

Looks good so far. :-) Good luck and enjoy yourself.

MrsFortune said...

Woo-hoo! Go you! A sweater, I'm very impressed! I've done a couple baby sweaters but those require MUCH less of a time commitment, so I commend you. :)

Kristen said...

It looks so soft and fabulous... yummo!