Wednesday, March 28, 2012

liking the like sleeves



It's always a good feeling to get another knitting project off those needles. Not that the Like Sleeves was the type of project that dragged along. No, it knitted up very quickly thanks to the larger needle size. The only stalling was my inability to sit down and try to understand the instructions for the last few rows.





But I did get my head around it. I even managed my first (rather awkward) crochet chain stitch which is woven through the neckline.





I used a Moda Vera wool in what I think is the perfect shade for Autumn. I'm thinking this will be quite a versatile top for the changing weather. Alone on a warmer day, or worn like a vest over long sleeves when it's cool. Very transeasonal.  

I discovered that I don't like seaming very much. And I'm not terribly good at it either. I'm afraid that I totally messed up the shoulder seam. But I'm turning a blind eye to that and we will learn for next time.




She does seem to like it.


Ravelled here.



25 comments:

Veronica said...

i love the colour and it looks so sweet on her. i think you did a great job. xo.

flowerpress said...

Great colour and what a versatile model :-)

Christine said...

So cute! Great job. I would like something like this in 'me' size - very versatile. ;)

dixiebelle said...

Gosh you are clever. It's gorgeous & so is the model!

Gillian said...

Yep, perfect for that 'inbetween' weather.

Wire and White said...

Gorgeous. It looks like it was well received.

Tammi said...

That is the cutest little pullover in the perfect shade. I have been looking for a few different styles for Kaizer as a full sweater is just too hot here, am about to start on a Milo vest but this would be a great unisex top too.
I hear you on the seams...I much prefer to knit in the round, though it's been a few years.
Great job Tania :)
x

purplepear said...

Great colour and style. Love it.

BLD in MT said...

Excellent work!

I love button's by Emma said...

It looks great, I am in the middle of crocheting a big scarf with the same wool it is such a lovely colour. I wish I had the patience to crochet a jumper for Ruby.

Jane said...

Adorable! And look at her happy face :)

Catherine said...

It looks perfect on your happy little model, great job. x

Christina Lowry said...

Super cute and I love that colour too. No really I do. Maybe I love it a little too much? I've made a cushion, a cardigan, a throw and parts of two baby blankets in that colour and that yarn now. xx

Jenny said...

Gorgeous!

Andrea said...

She looks adorable in this. Well done and I love the colour x

Bungalowgirl said...

Gorgeous colour - I would call it honey-mustard. And that child is pure gorgeous- I think perhaps you should consider having a few more as you make such lovely children! melx

suzeeez said...

She's Soooooooooooooo beautiful & so is her pretty new sweater !

La joie d'apprendre! said...

Awwh!! It's gorgeous!! You are very talented Tanya.
Keep up the good work!

Ngo Family Farm said...

Beautiful!!! I'm (slowly) working on a spring sweater for my babe :)
-Jaime

Dee said...

oh! that is gorgeous - the top and the girl :))

X

kathyros said...

the top looks fantastic and great colour. Baby seems very pleased with herself!
I finished my first in a lovely blue for my little 5 y.o. great niece and am now knitting another in size 2 for her little cousin. thanks again so much for your help
cheers Kathy

Greer said...

It's gorgeous. I have that pattern but haven't made it yet. The colour is great!

thenewgoodlife said...

That is just beautiful. I will be seeking out clever knitters to see if someone can stitch up something like that for Baby Good.

cityhippyfarmgirl said...

That is the sweetest little top... just beautiful Tania. Like Christine said, I'd like one in me size!

Steph said...

Gorgeous! She look rather chuffed with it too. I think I need to hunt out that pattern too!! And what an absolute bugger about your Kina too! You must be a far more diligent and patient knitter than I to keep persevering to the arm cast offs. I was reasy to dump the whole thing in the bin after about fifteen rows. HOpe it's coming together a bit quicker for you now :) x