Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Seeing Stripes

I have made a start on the little tank top for my nephew. It is his 'Day' on the 25th July as he was born on Christmas Day and his parents wanted him to have a special day all to himself.















The pattern is from a Sirdar Chunky Knits book and I'm using some wool rich DK (Patons, I think) which is machine washable and tumbleable. Ok for a two and a half year old, I think, although it's not as soft as I would like. Hopefully washing will make it a bit comfier and it is designed to go over a t-shirt so shouldn't matter too much. I might make him some more little socks out of something nicer as well.

I started a list of all the things that I had planned to make during my stashalong, bearing in mind that I have something like 13 weeks to do it in. Once I'd reached 13 projects on my list, I stopped writing and tried to calm down. Ok, so some baby socks aren't going to take long, but some of these things are quite substantial...

So today's lesson in the Way of the Pud is relaxation techniques.


4 comments:

Baa Bonny Belle said...

The colors are great for a little boy. Good knitting from an Auntie...very special.

Auntie Noo said...

ahh I have a 2 1/2 yr old nephew too - they're special aren't they! - Tank top looks like it's going to be great - just what they need.

Bronte said...

I'd love to get my two wearing tank tops because they look so cute on small people, but they're at the age where they are getting very defined ideas about what's "cool" and tank tops aren't, apparently. So knit tank tops while you can!

Badger said...

It is the badger boy's birthday on the 25th July, and I would love to knit him a tank top. When I suggested it he burst out laughing and told me to get real. Like Bronte said, knit them whilst you can, the age of voluntary tank top wearing is all too brief