Tuesday, March 26, 2013


I love them and hate them all at the same time. You?

I'm definitely one who can work well under pressure most of the time, and I think that may be why I find myself waiting until the last minute to start certain deadline projects. I think I'm also a glass half-full kind of gal because technically someone could observe my behavior and say I'm good at procrastinating. Ha! I'm going with working well under pressure.

Saturday morning status, BMFA STR, colorway Peek-a-boo Peony

So this week's deadline...was it a super secret project? Nope. New design? Nope. It was a baby shower for a dear co-worker. There's a group of us at work who've worked together for over 10 years and I just couldn't not knit something for the baby.


Here it is this morning, still drying a bit before the shower at lunch.  Down to the wire, that's me. I've been enjoying the stitch pattern on my new infinity scarf design, so I thought I'd try it with a variegated yarn in the baby sweater.




I love the texture here, but for the baby sweater, I'm not sure it was what I had in mind. I'm going to think on it a bit. That's the fun part with knitting this....perfect for a gift and a chance to play around with a potential new design.


The mommy-to-be loved the sweater and especially loved the washing instructions on the Knitterella gift tag.  The best thing she said though was that baby Penelope would now have two IGK handknits to wear, since I knit her older daughter this.  She then said, "Don't worry. Her sister will get hers back when she is older, and now Penelope will have her own when she is older."  She's already thinking baby heirlooms. Now you can see why I knit for her, right?

Even with a last minute deadline :)

Happy Knitting!!
xoxo Irishgirlieknits

P.S.  As with any deadline knitting, there was some marathon tv watching that helped get this project done. This baby knit brought to you by catching up on Law and Order SVU, a new series on the Sundance channel called Top of the Lake, and Wallander (on amazon prime). A bit macabre for baby knits, but hey, whatever works.


Sarah said...

I love a deadline too, and she definitely sounds knit worthy! I also agree that good tv is definitely important for deadline knitting and less procrastination!!

Discoknits said...

The sweater is super-pretty Carrie :0)
Right now I am procrastinating on the housework. But we have a babysitter tonight, so not for much longer!

gMarie said...

I love the pattern with that beautiful soft, verigated yarn. I think it's beautiful. And yes - what a wonderful woman to knit for, already thinking about heirlooms. g

Renee Anne said...

I think I need to do more deadline knitting. I feel like I haven't gotten anything done lately (because I haven't)...and I haven't had much urgency to knit so I haven't been doing much of that, either. ::sigh::

lincannon said...

That yarn is yummy! Oh wow love that yarn, and what you created with it is adorable. Great use of a pattern.
As Renee Anne said I too need more deadline knitting. Thank you for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Sweater is super cute!


dianne said...

Sweet sweater! I love the sneak peak of the cowl too. I may have to put that on the Christmas knitting list. The Summer Wind I did for my sister still gets worn all. the. time. I think she could use a 2nd cowl in another color :-)

BTW - did you see a new Masterpiece Classic series is starting Sunday, starring Jermey Piven? Can't wait!