babysacksocks.jpg I don’t know what my problem is, I’ve had this adorable pair of socks and baby sacque done for weeks and I couldn’t get it posted. The pattern is Knitting at Knoon’s Sweet Pea (what is my problem? I consistently type “Sweat Pea”…), and the yarn is the suggested Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino.

As cute as it is, and as perfect a baby gift it will make, I don’t think I will ever do this pattern again. Can you say “boring”? I’m talking about stockinette stitch. On size 3′s. For miles. I thought it would never end, and just when I thought I was done with it, and could do (whee!) reverse stockinette, that is, when I reached the end of the decreases – which were themselves like 15 rows apart – I double checked the pattern and see that now I’m supposed to continue for another four inches. Yeah, I put the knitting down and walked away.

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So now I’m on the hunt for something a little less traditional. But still cute! It must be cuuuuute. And I’m flat out rejecting anything that has even a few rows of stockinette. I think I’ve met this year’s quota. Bleh.

I’m scouring Ravelry, but it seems like every FO or pattern on there is from the same three patterns. I’m thinking some sort of rainbow variegated yarn would be nice. This mommy has a completely different style… think, Grateful Dead meets Paul McCartney and Bobs Dylan and Marley. And throw in just a touch of Mary Poppins. She’s also my oldest friend. So it has to be perfect whatever it is.

Anyone got any bright ideas?

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  1. Susan on April 8th, 2008 9:40 pm

    I love that sacque! I’ve wanted to knit it, but I guess it would have to be cotton or linen for babies around here?

    Maybe you should knit a toy. It would be stockinette, but FUN.

    Oh! Or a pinwheel blanket. I love my variegated one. So pretty.

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