Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Gauge Relief

The second cupcake sweater is still waiting for sleeves. But after casting off the body, I decided that I needed a break.

A couple of weeks ago, I was at Michael's and saw this yarn.

Lion Babys First

It's Lion Brand Baby's First. It's a bulky yarn comprised of 55% acrylic and 45% cotton. It's essentially a bulky version of Lion Brand Cotton Ease, which I use a lot.

I cast on and just started knitting and in a couple of hours, I had a little hat.

Baby's First Blue Hat 01

The gauge is much bulkier than I've been knitting.

Baby's First Blue Hat 02

As far as the yarn? Verdict: I like it. My only "beef" with the yarn is the color palette, which is decidedly "baby" as the name suggests. But I can still see myself using this yarn, and I'll probably crank out a few more little hats with the remainder of the ball of the aqua and the pink ball that accidentally came home with me.

A question: I have another friend at work who is expecting a little boy. I thought this hat was going to be fairly gender neutral. Rykert disagreed. And I think he's probably right. What do you think?

I think I'm seriously obsessed with this aqua blue. Once the cupcake sweaters are completed, I'll be diving into this:

Spud & Chloe Sweater 02

3 comment(s). Tell me what you think!:

Judi A. said...

I love the "Splash" color of S&C and when my LYS only had one skein of it, I promptly went home and ordered some online. Don't know yet what I'm going to do with it, but for now am just enjoying looking at it. :-) I started the squares for the "Dream Catcher Baby Blanket" (S&C blog by SBA) and may use it there, but....

Crafty Girl said...

Where do you get your Spud and Chloe yarn?

L said...

@Crafty Girl: I purchased the Spud & Chloe at Home Ec Workshop in Iowa City. Love that store!!! I'm very happy with the Spud & Chloe yarns that I've tried so far.

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