August 31, 2005
Baby Norgi is all done!
Pattern: Baby Norgi by Wendy Johnson
Size: S, 24 inch chest.
Gauge: 8 sts to inch; size US 1 and US 0 needles.
Yarn: Louet Gems Pearl in Cream (3 skeins) and Caribou (1 skein), Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Solid in Loden (1 skein)
Pattern Modifications: None. I only ended up using 3 skeins of the cream color, not 4 as the pattern specified.
1. Louet Gems Pearl is simply the softest yarn I've ever experienced. I recommend it for Baby Norgi and for other projects. I am already thinking about the sport weight version for a sweater project.
2. This project was not boring. Often, a knitting project will become tiresome to me about 3/4 of the way through. I manage to get through to the end, but its not nearly as engaging as the beginning. However, Baby Norgi was totally interesting.. all the way to the end.
3. Steeks. They are not too bad! Thinking about doing them? Go for it. They are totally within reach. I used Wendy's Steeking article, and read through it about 3-4 times before it really made sense. Next time I do steeks, might try the crochet method.
4. Knitting a baby sweater for "noone in particular". Um, am I trying to scare off dates? Give my mother false hope? Really, I just wanted to try the technique! In the process, I've found that baby items are actually quite fun to knit. They are fast, potentially perfect, take just a small amount of yarn.
This was one of my favorite projects *ever*. The knitting was engaging and challenging, and I am completely satisfied with the final product. My next Fair Isle project just might be this capelet from Wrap Style.