I’m still working away on my exchange piece, so I have no cross stitch pictures to show. Usually I have my exchange pieces done long before the mailing date, but this summer I’ve spent a lot of time knitting and crocheting. And, well, this piece was also a little larger and a little more involved than I first thought. So, I’ve decided to modify it a bit so that it is done on time, and so that it will suit the tastes of the recipient a little better. And, if I don’t like it when it is done, I do have a very pretty Plan B: a design I stitched a while back, but is something the recipient will definitely like. Thank goodness I went through a period of stitching smalls a while back. 🙂
Even with my sore hands (which are getting better), I’ve been able to get a couple of projects done. My favourite is this cute little sweater for Baby Man. It is the Classic Raglan Pullover by Jane Richmond, knit using Caron Simply Soft Baby in colourway Powder Blue. The yarn was bought on clearance, so the whole sweater, pattern included, cost me about $11 (plus lots of labour too). Yeah, I don’t knit to save money. I knit to save my sanity.
Unfortunately, Baby Man is not willing to model it for a picture. It has gotten cooler here, but I still can’t convince him to put on a sweater in 20°C+ weather. (Thats about 69°F for your old school people.) The slubs in the yarn make it look a bit lumpy, and it could also do with a good wash. However, I am very pleased with how it turned out, and it looks really cute on Baby Man (for the whole 5 seconds he agreed to wear it.)
In the next couple of days I will share my Inga bag with you. She is all done, and is soaking as I type this.