[NOTE: I’m sorry to have lost the photos to this blog post, due to Multiply ending its hosting services.]
This is the cami front I started while watching the Federer-Roddick Wimbledon final. Two more nights of tv knitting, and I finished it. There’s no pattern – yet. I’ll write it up afterwards. I just followed the shaping of one of Lilo’s t-shirts with an inch added to the width, so she can wear it up to next year. I made the neckline a V to follow the pattern that just showed itself on the bottom panel.
Here’s the back panel started. I ran out of variegated cotton so I had to return to the mall to buy another ball.
Anchor Lifestyles crochet cotton is pricier than my usual brands, Cannon and Monaco, about P52 (USD 1.07) compared to the usual P35 (USD 0.72). Mind you I’m comparing mall retail prices, since I’m not buying in bulk. Anchor, like Cannon and the local Red Heart, is made by Coats Manila Bay, Inc. “The only ISO 9001 certified thread company in the Philippines.” This is the very lovely colorway KAM17 / 210783 / 65-PHHT. It’s supposed to be a size 10 thread, but it’s just very slightly thinner than Cannon or Monaco. Softer than Cannon, with more sophisticated colors.
I’m using US size 2 (2.75mm) bamboo circular needles, which give me a gauge of 9 stitches by 12 rows. I think my Addi or Inox 2.5mm circular needles would give roughly the same gauge. Again, it’s all stockinette and shaping. No fancy stitches. It’ll expand sideways to accommodate at least 10 months worth of child growth.
Stay tuned, folks, I might finish it by Wednesday.