Sunday, July 18, 2010

Help

Where do I go from here??

This is the baby sweater I started. It's really teeny. Like Newborn-ish.....maybe it will be a "small". It's Malabrigo. Dark pink is "Geranio", and the light is "Cactus Flower".

I so far have a top down yoke of Geranio in stockinette with a 3 ridge garter stripe of Cactus Flower. I definitely am putting a 3 ridge garter border of Cactus Flower around the whole thing and it will have long sleeves.

So, my dilemma is: Stockinette body? Lace body? More garter stripes on a stockinette background? Work the owls in? Save them for something else (probably)? A geranio stockinette with a 2 row stripe of Purple Mystery at the bottom hem before the Cactus Flower garter border (I am leaning toward this, it will incorporate all 3 colorways of Malabrigo I bought into one garment so they all go together)? I just don't know.

If I do a stockinette background (most likely) I have to purl every other round/row. Ew. I've been doing that so far and it sucks. But it won't be for long, since it's little.

I am a little stuck. It is really soft and cute though. I am a little worried about the size. Once I add the garter border/hem the neck opening is going to be really small. I did increase the stitches on the body up to 88, which should roughly yield me about 17 1/2 inches in circumference. And it's a cardigan, so it can open, etc., for more size.

What do you think??

2 comments:

woolandchocolate said...

How easy it is to forget how little they are when they first pop out! Tiny as it is, I am sure it will work, even if only for a little while. (By the way - I am loving all your baby prep! Makes me want another one... )
I think I would go with a plain St. st body, but increase at the sides to make it a little dress-ish, then put a final stripe right before the bottom edge to tie in the really cute yoke you have going. But I tend toward simple on my baby stuff. That is just me. I can't wait to see how you do it. I am sure whichever way you go, it will be adorable. (How could it not? I mean, it is tiny, pink and malabrigo! :) )

In A Sea Of Boys said...

Honey... It must be exhausting to be in your brain!

Love You!!