This Friday’s finished object is a baby gift! I didn’t finish before Gwen was born, but I did finish before the heat hit.
Project: Sunsuit for Gwen
Pattern: Susan’s Sunsuit
Designer: Rachel Henry
Available: someday, in Fresh Designs KIDS
Yarn: Eden Cottage Yarns tempo 4ply
What more can I say about this pattern? It’s become my go-to baby gift for friends expecting girls. The prototype went to the eponymous Susan, and I made one for Lillian too. Let’s not forget the sample for Fresh Designs! This one is purple, like the sample, but using different yarn.
Project: Early Grey Lattice
Designer: Rose Beck
Available: $5 as a single pattern, or $13 for the 4-pattern collection
Yarn: madelinetosh Tosh DK in “Earl Grey”
Love the yarn, love the project. I did extra repeats of the lower border to use up as much yarn as possible. I found both stitch patterns intuitive and fun. My only complaint is that the garter stitch lower edge seems to flare a bit on my shawl … maybe more strenuous blocking is in order?
This week I soothed a bout of cast-on-itis with a single new project. I’m pleased to say I did NOT buy new yarn or a new pattern — rather, I started a project from my Ravelry queue: a worsted-weight shawl called Lattice (by Rose Beck), using some Madelinetosh DK in Earl Grey that I bought especially for this project. Three skeins in this gorgeous colorway have been sitting in my project organizer since August … I’m pleased to say the colorway is working up beautifully, so far.