Thursday, February 6, 2014

LITTLE KNITS

Miss J's sweater is done.  I love to knit, but question why, whenever it comes time to sew all those pieces together.  I really hate  dislike that part.


The yarn is an organic cotton I picked up last year



If I can keep the momentum going, I have fabric for a little dress to go with this. Perhaps for birthday #2 in April ?

and because naked needles are no good, I have started a hat for one of my boys. He asked me for something to keep his dreadlocks in. I'm happy to oblige. Trust me.


wool is Peruvian Wool and Baby Alpaca


linking up with Wool on Sundays

31 comments:

Archie the wonder dog said...

That cardie is gorgeous! I also really dislike sewing up knitting/crochet but love sewing fabric - I can't work out why!

Sarah Lizzie said...

'Tis a sweet cardy, Carla. I so agree, knitting needles need to be dressed with warm and cuddly wool. Good luck with containing those dreadlocks!!

Nancy said...

Oh, Carla, that sweater is gorgeous -- adorable -- beautiful. Everything about it from color to style to workmanship!

Fran said...

That really is adorable!

Dolores said...

I hear you. I hate sewing up the pieces too but I like to knit. Your little sweater is gorgeous. I have not knit with cotton yet.

Nat at Made in Home said...

I have not done any sewing with my knits yet, everything was knitted in the he round... About o start though... Not looking forward to it!

Lynne said...

Gosh that sweater is so cute, -love the detail along the bottom edge. Looks pretty sitting on that quilt too!
And then a stretchy wool hat to cover your sons dreads....I see you're getting right on that haha.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

That sweater is tiny! Very pretty!

Karyn said...

The cardi's hem is very cute! Good luck with the hat.

Cathy said...

A-dor-a-ble!

Carla said...

I'm always impressed by knitting and crocheting. That sweater is very pretty. Wish I could do that.

Carla said...

What a sweet little sweater, Carla....so impressive to me. Maybe there's a market for those hats!?? =)

quiltmania said...

Awww, so cute!

Patchwork and Play said...

Such a sweet little cardigan, in that pretty yellow 'wheat' colour! Happy knitting!

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Aww that is beautiful and a lovely colour! I had to giggle about the dreads!

gillyflower said...

The littl cardi is just gorgeous! I love both the colour and the little pointed edge just makes it so special - i have never been able to knit, and this is so sweet it makes me wish for the patience and skill to do so!
I'm sure your son will love his hat - the wool is a great colour.
Gill xx

Sewing Mom said...

It's really beautiful, Carla! Such a darling little cardigan too...I'm sure it's always worth it in the end.

Thanks for sharing. Hope you're enjoying the winter.

Heather D. said...

Saw this on IG, the sweater is so very sweet! Yes, seaming together knitted pieces is no fun, especially sleeves. There's lots of 'knit in one piece' patterns, maybe you should look for those!! :)

Caroline said...

I prefer to not have to sew seams, I'll look for top down and knit in the round patterns and I'll often pick up stitches at the arm opening rather than have to try and fit a sleeve in after. . .but sometimes a pattern is just too pretty :) gorgeous little cardi!

Dawn Hughes said...

How adorable is your little sweater, and the quilt it is on is fabulous.....

Tammy McNaught said...

Love the sweater! I actually like sewing seams together. It's relaxing for me.
If ou don't mind me asking, where did you gt his pattern from?
You are so talented Carla!
Tammy Mcnaught

Jackie said...

What a sweet sweater! What is the pattern? Beautiful yarn color too!

Celtic Thistle said...

Such a sweet cardi Carla, aren't baby knits just the most adorable things!

Rene' said...

Sweet sweater! The quilt in the photograph is lovely too!

Janine said...

This is adorable!

Granny Maud's Girl said...

Cute knits! (Secretly, I am very impressed by your colour-coordinated fabric and quilt backdrops.)

Teresa Connolly said...

Gorgeous cardi very neat and pretty.

Gramma Quilter said...

So cute!

Alli said...

Heh! I never thought of it that way, but you're right -- it's strange that I like to sew, but hate seaming up knits! :D

Teresa in Music City said...

Love Love Love your little knitted sweater!!! I'm with you, the finishing details on just about anything are my least favorite tasks .... hemming a garment, borders and binding on a quilt, weaving in the ends or sewing up a seam on a knitted project. Ugh!!! But it's so worth it when the project is done and so lovely :)

Carrie P. said...

that sweater is adorable.