Wednesday, April 22, 2009

At the Edge of a Precipice

The last of my dishcloths are completed, wrapped up, finished. These last 2 are the favorite waffle knit pattern. Easy but gives a good textured surface to the dishcloth.

And so now, I have promised myself I will move on to something a little more challenging. Not difficult, mind you, but challenging. And when all you have been knitting is dishcloths, is does not take much to challenge!

There is a baby to be born in June in our extended family. And I think now is the time to try my knitting on a simple piece of babywear. Even typing that has my fingers trembling.

When knitting a dishcloth, I can smile with easy disregard when I accidentally knit in a hole or rip out an area three times . . . or lose an entire ball of yarn. Not so when you are knitting with Debbie Bliss Cashmerino and the garment will be worn by a tiny, angelic, first-born baby girl.

So, here is my precipice.

Please note the use of the word EASY in the title. I am counting on this! And here is the specific garment.

The description of said garment uses the words "simple," "very simple," and "quite simple." It does look lovely.
I don't know, I'm getting a little nervous on this precipice. It's really looking like a long way down.


  1. Your dishcloths look pretty.
    How lovely to have a little one on the way and how exciting to be able to knit a cute little jacket or bonnet. That's a lovely pattern you have there.

  2. The dishcloths would be enough of a challenge for me! Knitting is (sadly) something that I just can't get the hang of. The baby clothes look adorable!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!

  3. Oh Come on Shelley! You can do that!! Heck, if I can knit socks, you most certainly can knit that sweater! Its beautiful. Are you thinking of that same color? I really like it.

    Thanks for visiting me over at my blog!

  4. I have made several small baby clothing items in the past few years. You will do fine! The only thing is make sure you to swatch to make sure your gauge is correct. My first sweater I did not do that and it ended up with long sleeves and a short body. It looked like a shrug! (too bad it was for a little boy!) Follow the directions and it will be fine! Can't wait to see your finished garment.